College roundup: Navy basketball teams earn wins over Holy Cross

NAVY MEN’S BASKETBALL: Freshman guard Cam Davis led a balanced attack with 18 points as Navy routed host Holy Cross, 69-34, in a Patriot League men's basketball battle held in Worcester, Mass. Junior forward George Kiernan had a strong game with 14 points and seven rebounds for Navy (16-10, 7-6), which took a commanding 40-11 halftime lead. Senior guard Bryce Dulin totaled 12 points and six boards for the Midshipmen, who shot 46 percent (23-for-50) from the field for the game. Navy put forth a superb defensive effort, holding Holy Cross (8-16, 5-8) to 28 percent field goal shooting (12-43) and forcing 13 turnovers.

The Mids play at Army West Point on Saturday at 1:30. The game will be televised on CBSSN.

NAVY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Bianca Roach scored 15 points and Laurel Jaunich added 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mids to a 62-54 victory over visiting Holy Cross in Patriot League action on Wednesday at Alumni Hall. Taylor Dunham had 13 points and Hannah Fenske had 12 points and seven assists for Navy (19-4, 9-3). The Mids, who have won three straight, play at Army West Point on Saturday at 11 a.m. The game will be televised on CBSSN.

NAVY WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Inside Lacrosse Magazine released its 2018 preseason women's lacrosse All-Americans and four members of the Navy women's lacrosse team were selected to the list. Senior Jenna Collins was named to the first team, while sophomore Kelly Larkin earned third team honors. Senior captains Julia Collins and Blake Smith were honorable mention selections.

The first-team selection for Jenna Collins was another accolade for the decorated senior. Last season, she was named Inside Lacrosse All-American (Second Team), IWLCA All-South Region (Second Team), All-ECAC (First Team), Patriot League Midfielder of the Year, Patriot League Tournament Most Outstanding Player, and All-Patriot League (First Team). Je. Collins was recently named the 2018 PL Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Last season, she tallied at team-best 114 points — becoming the third player in school history with 100 or more points in a season — with team-high 72 goals and 42 assists.

The Mids, who were named the preseason favorite in the Patriot League on Tuesday afternoon, open the season at home on Saturday as the nationally ranked Midshipmen host the Ohio State Buckeyes.

NAVY WRESTLING: Returning to Alumni Hall for the first time in nearly a month, the Navy wrestling team (8-2, 3-1 EIWA) claimed wins in all 10 weight classes to shut out visiting George Mason (3-11), 43-0, Tuesday evening. Five of Navy’s 10 victories produced bonus points, including a win by fall for senior 157-pound Zack Davis (Granger, Ind.) who became just the 15th wrestler in the program’s 110-year history to reach 100 victories.

While the Mids shut out Delaware Valley, 49-0, earlier this season, Tuesday night’s victory marked their first shutout over a Div. I program since scoring a 42-0 victory against Rutgers on Dec. 1, 2006.

The Mids will wrestle their final dual of the season on Feb. 16 when they play host to Army in the annual Star Match.

MARYLAND FOOTBALL: Wide receiver DJ Moore and defensive back JC Jackson will participate in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The combine is set for Feb. 27-March 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium.On-field workouts for Moore will be on Saturday, March 3, while on-field workouts for Jackson will take place on Monday, March 5.

Moore, who was named First Team All-Big Ten and the Richter-Howard Big Ten Receiver of the Year, led the league with a single-season Maryland record 80 receptions and 1,033 receiving yards in 2017. The Philadelphia native was one of just three receivers in the country to post 80 receptions, 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns this past season.

Jackson, a 2017 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection, tied for the team lead and ranked tied for seventh in the Big Ten with three interceptions during his junior season. He also ranked second on the team and Top 20 in the league with 10 passes defended, including seven pass breakups.

PENN STATE WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Junior Madison Carter (South River) was named a Preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse. Carter was named to the second-team after receiving honorable mention recognition prior to the 2017 season.

Carter was named IWLCA Second-Team All-American last season and landed on the Inside Lacrosse Third-Team at the conclusion of the 2017 campaign.

Carter led the team and ranked second in the Big Ten and tenth in the nation with 70 goals scored last season, the most by a sophomore in a single-season in program history. She became just the fourth player ever to hit 70 goals while wearing the Blue and White and the first since Maggy Dunphy in 1986. Carter was also second in the Big Ten and eighth in the nation with 130 draw controls on the year.

Penn State opens the 2018 season on Saturday as they travel to Towson for a 12 p.m. affair against the 19th-ranked Tigers.

SALISBURY MEN’S LACROSSE: The Sea Gulls are the favorite to repeat as Capital Athletic Conference champions.The Sea Gulls garnered the maximum eight first-place votes while also picking up 64 points. Salisbury won its 20th CAC title last season defeating the York College Pennsylvania 15-5. York was selected to finish second in the conference picking up one first-place vote and totaling 57 points.

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