Marcus Thornton scored a team-high 19 points Wednesday night to lead William and Mary to a 54-50 win at UNC Wilmington.
Tim Rusthoven added 10 points for the Tribe (14-8, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association), which survived a late rally by the Seahawks (6-18, 0-9), who have lost 13 games in a row. W&M is in third place in the nine-team league.
The Tribe led 40-27, but UNCW pulled to within 53-50. The Seahawks' Cedrick Williams, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds, missed a point-blank shot with 10 seconds left, and W&M's Brandon Britt made a free throw for the final point. ...
Fueled by Davon Usher's 42 points, Delaware (18-7, 10-0) stayed unbeaten in the CAA by rallying from a 20-point deficit in the last nine minutes to beat the visiting College of Charleston 67-64.
Adjehi Baru had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (12-12, 4-5).
Usher scored six points in a game-ending 8-0 Delaware run. His layup with 31 seconds left put the Blue Hens ahead 65-64. Charleston's Joe Chealey missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. ...
Scott Eatherton posted his fifth consecutive double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, as Northeastern (8-16, 5-5) beat Hofstra 81-73 in Boston.
Dion Nesmith had 20 points for the Pride (7-17, 3-6), which lost to the Huskies for the fifth consecutive time.
Tim Daly led Christopher Newport with 16 points, but the Captains (14-6, 6-5 Capital Athletic Conference) lost 83-58 at Salisbury. The Sea Gulls led 17-2, then outscored CNU 50-32 after halftime. ...
Senior guard Bradley Riester scored 26 points, and senior Dylan Farinet capped the scoring with the shot clock expiring in the final seconds to lift No. 12 Mary Washington (18-2, 11-1 Capital) to a 67-61 win at St. Mary's (Md.). ...
Eastern Mennonite (11-9, 6-5 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) won 85-82 at Virginia Wesleyan. The host Marlins (15-5, 8-3) are 16th in Division III.
Kendall Anthony hit a jumper with 5 seconds left and scored 28 points to boost Richmond (15-8, 5-3 Atlantic 10) past St. Bonaventure 64-62 at Robins Center.
It was a great ending to a rough day for the Spiders, who learned before the game that standout senior guard Cedrick Lindsay’s career has ended because of torn ligaments in both knees. The Spiders lost experienced center Derrick Williams on Tuesday for personal reasons. ...
Ohio State transfer Jordan Sibert scored 19 points and reserve Vee Sanford had 16 as Dayton dominated George Mason 84-67 in Fairfax, extending the Patriots' misery in their first season in the Atlantic 10.
Sibert hit 8 of 11 from the floor to lead Dayton (15-8, 3-5), which made 55 percent (28 of 51) from the field and held George Mason to 40 percent. It was the ninth straight loss for the Patriots (7-15, 0-8), the only Division I school not to win a men's or women's conference game this season. ...
Patricio Garino scored 17 points as George Washington continued its undefeated streak at home, taking down Duquesne 71-57.
It was a bounce-back victory for the Colonials (18-4, 6-2 Atlantic 10) after falling at Dayton last week. The Dukes (10-11, 2-6), meanwhile, lost their second straight despite 13 points from Ovie Soko, a former Hampton Roads Academy and Bethel High player.
Virginia Beach's D.J. Covington pumped in 28 points on 13-of-16 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead VMI to a 108-104 win at Gardner-Webb in quadruple overtime in Boiling Springs, N.C.
Brian Brown contributed 22 points, including the go-ahead jumper in the fourth OT, for VMI (13-9, 6-3 Big South), while Rodney Glasgow added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and QJ Peterson had 20 points.
Brown hit a 3-pointer at the end of regulation that tied the game at 73 to force the first OT, then Covington hit a jumper at the end of the second OT to force the third extra period. Both shots fell just ahead of the buzzer in the longest Division I game of the season. ...
Jordan Downing scored 27 points and grabbed five rebounds as Presbyterian (5-19, 1-8 Big South) broke a 10-game losing streak by beating Longwood 77-62 in Clinton, S.C.
Tristian Carey and Jeylani Dublin led the Lancers (7-17, 2-7) with 14 points each. ...
Javonte Green scored a career-high 33 points, including a putback that gave Radford the lead for good in the final minutes of an 82-76 win at Charleston Southern.
The Highlanders (15-9, 5-4 Big South) scored 17 points in the final 3:11 -- starting with Green's tip -- as they battled from as many as five down in the last 7 minutes to surge ahead by as many as seven.
Green sank 6 of 7 free throws in the final 1:31 to frustrate the Buccaneers (10-12, 4-5), who are still without leading scorer Saah Nimley.
Shae Kelley scored 27 points to guide Old Dominion (11-12, 4-5 Conference USA) past Tulsa 65-53 at Constant Center.
Stephanie Gardner and Chelisa Painter added 10 points each for the Lady Monarchs (11-12, 4-5 Conference USA), who held on after surging to a 31-9 lead eight minutes into the game. ...
East Carolina (19-3, 7-2 C-USA) beat Marshall 66-52 in Huntington, W.Va., behind Shae Nelson's career-high 24 points.
No players for the Herd (7-14, 0-8) reached double figures, but freshman Chelsey Romero from Kecoughtan High had eight points. ...
La Salle (11-11, 6-4 Atlantic 10) beat George Mason 66-60 in Philadelphia, though fifth-year senior Janaa Packard had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Patriots (6-17, 0-10).
The Explorers overcame a 15-point first-half deficit. ...
Host Dayton (14-5, 7-1), the A-10's preseason favorite, defeated VCU 73-69 as Celeste Edwards hit a shot-clock-beating 3-pointer with 23 seconds remaining to snap a 69-all tie.
Robyn Parks scored 16 of her game-high 30 points in the second half to help rally the Rams (17-6, 5-5) from a 15-point deficit. She added 11 rebounds to record her eighth double-double of the season.
Christopher Newport, ranked 13th nationally in Division III, earned its 13th consecutive victory by defeating host Salisbury 68-52 Wednesday.
CNU (18-2, 10-1 Capital Athletic Conference) jumped to an early lead and never relinquished it. Senior and Tabb High alumna Tia Perry had 22 points, eight rebounds and three steals to lead the Captains.
The Sea Gulls fell to 12-8, 7-4. ...
Virginia State (18-1, 9-1 CIAA) ranked in Division II, escaped to beat St. Augustine's 69-68 in Raleigh, N.C., despite trailing for much of the second half.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun