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Loyola men hold on in final seconds to beat Fla. Gulf Coast, 77-74

Navy men top Mount St. Mary's, 64-56

From Sun staff reports

November 28, 2011

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Anthony Winbush made a pair of free throws with 11.1 seconds remaining, and Robert Olson blocked a Florida Gulf Coast 3-point attempt with six seconds left in regulation, sealing a 77-74 Loyola victory in nonconference action on Sunday afternoon at Reitz Arena.

The Eagles (2-4) cut Loyola's 16-point lead to just a point when Bernard Thompson hit a 3 from the top of the perimeter with 13.4 seconds on the clock. Winbush was fouled on the inbounds play, and he converted both free throws to give the Greyhounds (4-1) a three-point advantage.

Erik Etherly led four Loyola players in double-figures with 15 points, while Dylon Cormier had 14. Olson added 13, a season high, and Shane Walker scored 10 points. The Greyhounds also had a season-best 18 assists.

Thompson and Christophe Varidel led all scorers with 17 points each for the Eagles.

"They are a good, well coached team, and they did a good job of hitting shots andgetting back in the game," Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos said. Winbush "made two big free throws, and Bobby came up with the block.

"I thought Bobby did a great job of coming out and playing hard today. He had almost 10 days off after not playing at New Hampshire [last Sunday] after getting hurt against UMBC. He was fresh and didn't let the layoff bother him."

Navy 64, Mount St. Mary's 56: The visiting Mountaineers (1-4) stayed close in the second half but fell short against the Midshipmen (3-4).

Freshmen Kelvin Parker and Chad Holley finished with 14 and 11 points, respectively, for the Mountaineers.

Trailing 43-29 three minutes into the second half, the Mount cut the margin to 57-54 on a 3-pointer by Holley with 3:08 left in the game. Navy's Jordan Sugars answered with a 3 on the next possession to give the Midshipmen a six-point lead.

J.J. Avilla led Navy with 19 points, with Sugars chipping in 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Portland State 79, UMES 69: Ishaq Pitt finished with a team-high 16 points, while teammate Percy Woods had 12 points, but the Hawks fell to the Vikings in their final game at the Jim Thorpe Classic at Wyoming.

McDaniel 64, Penn State-York 45: The Green Terror received nearly 80 percent of its offense from the bench, with eight players combining for 51 points in a win over the Lions (3-1), who were held 49 points below their season average.

Cullen Murray-Kemp led all scorers with 14 points for McDaniel (3-2), which earned its third straight victory.

Roanoke 90, Goucher 86, OT: The Gophers (0-5) were outscored 8-0 during the first 3:35 of overtime, going 0-for-5 from the field and committing a pair of turnovers in a loss to the host Maroons (1-3).

Shane Yambor, hit four 3-pointers in a 20-point effort, to lead Goucher.

Women

Towson 56, UMBC 45: The Retrievers shot just 26.8 percent from the field in a loss to the host Tigers (4-1).

UMBC (3-3) missed its first 14 shots from the field and fell behind 11-2, but the Retrievers scored eight straight points and closed the half on a 12-4 run to cut its deficit to 23-21. The Tigers came out hot to start the second half, making five of their first eight shots during a 14-2 run to take a 37-23 lead.

Despite making just 15 of 56 field goals in the game, the Retrievers were able to keep it close with their foul shooting, connecting on 14 of 15 attempts from the line.

Towson's Krystal Parnell recorded her second career doubledouble in the game and fell two assists short of a tripledouble; she had 20 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and eight assists.

Senior forward Erin Brown and senior center Topé Obajolu led the Retrievers with 12 points apiece.

Loyola 62, Howard 56: Sophomore Nicole Krusen scored a career-high 15 points, and the Greyhounds (2-3) used a late second-half run to get past the visiting Bison (1-4).

Krusen got all of her points from 3-point range, finishing 5-for-7 from behind the arc. She led the Greyhound bench, which outscored the Bison bench 21-0.

Freshman Steph Smith had the other six bench points for Loyola.

Nneka Offodile was in double figures, scoring a career-high 10 points while Sheahin also added 10.

The Greyhounds shot a season-best 47.6 percent (20-for-42) from the field while notching a season-high 17 assists on 20 made field goals. Sheahin led the team with six helpers and three other Greyhounds had three apiece.

Shenandoah 75, Hood 45: The visiting Hornets (2-3) raced out to an 18-5 lead and spoiled the Blazers' first-ever game at BB&T Arena.

Hood (0-4) connected on just two field goals in the first 12:18 and trailed 35-22 at halftime.

Juniata 77, Frostburg State 40: The visiting Bobcats (2-3) struggled from the field throughout their nonconference loss to the Eagles (6-0), making just eight shots from the field in each half. Sophomore Elaina Hummel was the lone Frostburg State player in double figures with 12 points.

Methodist 57, St. Mary's 48: Sophomore forward Shana Lewis of Bowie matched her career high in points and earned a spot on the All-Tournament team, but the Seahawks (1-4) fell to the host Monarchs (3-2) in the final game of the 11th annual Turkey Shootout.

Lewis scored a game-high 21 points on 8-for-19 shooting from the field to keep St. Mary's close, but Methodist pulled away late with a 23-12 run.