Senior forward Jerrelle Benimon posted his nation-best 16th doubledouble Monday, with 17 points and 16 rebounds. But he shot 4-for-12 and went 9-for-14 overall from the free-throw line, as the Tigers (16-9,7-3 Colonial Athletic Association) lost to UNC-Wilmington, 66-53, losing ground on Delaware in the CAA standings.
The Tigers shot just 15 percent from 3-point range and 35 percent from the field, while the Seahawks (7-19, 1-10 CAA) shot 39 percent from beyond the arc and 41 percent overall. Guard Chris Dixon and forward Dyland Sherwood scored 14 points each to lead the Seahawks to their first conference win since February 2013.
Lebanon Valley 69, Hood 63: Junior guard Kevin Agnew scored 20 second-half points to erase a 30-23 Blazers (15-6, 9-5 Commonwealth Conference) halftime lead and give Lebanon Valley (9-12, 7-7) the win. Agnew finished with 32 points, outscoring the Blazers' Cameron Cook (Calvert Hall), who tallied 20 points.
Hampton 71, UMES 65: Junior guard KyRee Jones finished with 27 points and the Hawks (3-18, 1-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) held a seven-point halftime lead. It wasn't enough for the upset bid, though, as the host Pirates (13-11, 8-3 MEAC) stormed back in a tightly contested second half.
Coppin State 76, Morgan State 60: Senior forward Kyra Coleman scored a career-high 31 points to help the Eagles (12-11, 9-2 MEAC) defeat the visiting Bears (2-21, 0-10 MEAC). Coleman scored 11 straight points for her team during the first half, turning a 17-16 deficit into a 27-22 lead. .
Hampton 54, UMES 35: Junior guard Shawnee Sweeney scored 15 points for the visiting Hawks (5-16,1-8 MEAC), but it wasn't enough to hand the Pirates (20-4,11-0 MEAC) their first conference loss.
Lebanon Valley 55, Hood 38: Forward Lexie Lantz and guard Peyton Carper scored 10 points each for the Dutchmen (17-3, 11-3 CC) in their victory over the host Blazers (5-16, 2-12 CC). The Blazers shot 25 percent from the field.
Mount St. Mary's 88, Fairleigh Dickinson 70: The Mountaineers (13-11, 8-4 Northeastern Conference) beat the host Knights and moved into a tie for second place in the NEC. Guard Sydney Henderson scored 22 points to lead the Mountaineers.