Daily Press (Sunday)

VCU ends Richmond’s winning streak at 11

Virginia Wesleyan, No. 25 CNU roll

- Staff, wire reports

VCU ended rival Richmond’s 11-game winning streak Saturday with a 63-52 home victory before a sellout crowd at Siegel Center. The Spiders (16-6, 8-1) dropped into a first-place tie with Dayton in the Atlantic 10.

Max Shulga and Kuany Kuany scored 15 points apiece for the Rams (14-8, 6-3), who have won six of their last seven games. Reserve Tobi Lawal added seven points and eight rebounds for the Rams, who made five 3-pointers in the second half after none in the first and sank 18 of 20 free throws. Jordan King and DeLonnie Hunt scored 12 apiece for UR.

Virginia Wesleyan 72, Ferrum 56:

The Marlins (16-6, 7-6 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) used a smothering defense to defeat the Panthers at TowneBank Arena.

Waylo Wilson led VWU with 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Khai Seargeant added 10 points, as did Amari Moorer.

Ferrum (14-8, 5-8) shot 35.3% (18 of 51), including 1 of 8 from 3-point range. VWU hit 40% (22 of 55), including 9 of 24 from beyond the arc.

Christophe­r Newport 75, Salisbury 63:

The Captains (18-5), ranked 25th by d3hoops.com, never trailed as they handled the Sea Gulls (12-10) at Freeman Center.

All three double-digit scorers for the Captains are from Hampton Roads. Norview High alum Jahn Hines scored 17 points, while his brother Collin Hines and Grassfield graduate Toa Hollenbeck had 15 apiece.

Collin Hines had seven rebounds and four blocks, and he was 9 of 10 at the free-throw line.

UMass 66, George Mason 65:

Josh Cohen led UMass (14-7, 5-4 Atlantic 10) with 17 points, and Rahsool Diggins sealed the victory over the Patriots (15-7, 4-5) with a free throw with less than a second remaining in Amherst, Massachuse­tts.

George Mason tied the game at 65 with less than two seconds left on a layup by Baraka Okojie following a turnover, but Diggins was fouled as he caught the inbounds pass and turned upcourt. Diggins made the first free throw and then missed the second and time ran out.

Keyshawn Hall led the Patriots (15-7, 4-5) with 23 points.

Mercer 90, VMI 69: Jalyn McCreary’s 30 points and seven rebounds led the Bears (10-13, 3-7 Southern Conference) past the Keydets (4-19, 1-9) in Macon, Georgia.

Taeshaud Jackson finished with 15 points, 15 rebounds and two steals for the Keydets (4-19, 1-9). Former Menchville High standout AJ Clark added 13 points and six rebounds.

Charleston Southern 83, Longwood 77:

A’lahn Sumler’s 34 points led Charleston Southern (8-14, 4-5 Big South) over Longwood (14-10, 2-7) in South Carolina.

Walyn Napper finished with 21 points and four assists to lead the Lancers. Virginia Beach’s Michael Christmas added 17 points and six rebounds.

USC Upstate 78, Radford 69:

The Spartans (7-15, 2-7 Big South) ended a four-game slide by overcoming the Highlander­s (13-11, 3-6) in Spartanbur­g, South Carolina, despite 20 points by Radford’s DaQuan Smith.

Trae Broadnax had 18 points and seven assists for the Spartans, and Nick Alves had 14 points and seven rebounds.

Randolph-Macon 48, Hampden-Sydney 46:

The visiting Yellow Jackets (18-3, 11-1), ranked eighth by d3hoops.com, knocked off the top-ranked Tigers (19-2, 11-2) at Hampden-Sydney to take the Old Dominion Athletic Conference lead.

R-MC led by as many as 14 points in the first half. Daniel Mbangue paced the Yellow Jackets with 15 points for the day.

Keegan Records had 17 points as Colgate (15-8, 9-1 Patriot) rolled past Navy (8-13, 4-6) at home for its seventh straight win.

Mike Woods led the Midshipmen with 16 points and six rebounds.

Colgate 88, Navy 64:

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