Anthony Gill came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points and Joe Harris snapped out of a shooting slump with 16 as host Virginia beat Navy, 67-42, in men's basketball Tuesday night.
Mike Tobey and Malcolm Brogdon added 13 apiece for Virginia (3-1), which held the Midshipmen to 33.3 percent shooting from the field and 30.4 percent from 3-point range. The Cavaliers continued to struggle from the outside, going 3-for-15 from 3-point range, but Harris was 2-for-3 from beyond the arc and 7-for-8 from the field.
Brandon Venturini scored 15 points to lead Navy (2-3), his third straight game in double figures. No one else hit double digits for the Midshipmen, who went to the foul line only six times, making three.
The Cavaliers never trailed, racing to a 17-7 lead in the first 10 minutes behind eight points from Harris. After Venturini scored five quick points to get the Midshipmen within five, Navy went scoreless for more than six minutes while Virginia reeled off 13 straight points and cruised into halftime with a 32-17 lead.
Virginia held Navy scoreless for another four-plus minutes early in the second half as it extended the margin to 41-20, and the Midshipmen didn't get closer than 18 the rest of the way. The Cavaliers dominated the glass, grabbing 39 rebounds to Navy's 18 and limiting the Midshipmen to three offensive boards.
Virginia Wesleyan 69, Salisbury 58: The host Sea Gulls (1-1) fell behind the Blue Marlins (1-0) in the second half.
Gordon Jeter had 15 points for Salisbury.
Navy 70, Saint Peter's 51: Kara Pollinger scored 21 points, 13 in the first half, to pace the Mids (3-1) past the host Peacocks (0-3).
Navy led 12-4 after 90 seconds.
George Mason 60, Towson 58: Kyana Jacobs hit a pair of free throws with three seconds left to lift the host Patriots (3-1) over the Tigers (1-3).
The game featured seven ties. Towson opened with an 11-2 run in the first half and led 32-29 at the break. The Tigers led 58-50 with 4:19 left in the game, but George Mason went on a 10-0 run to win. Janaa Pickard had 16 points for the Patriots, and the Tigers' Tanisha McTiller had 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Lehigh 95, Mount St. Mary's 67: Sydney Henderson put up a game-high 19 points, but the Mount (1-4) lost to the host Mountain Hawks (3-1).
Virginia Wesleyan 80, Salisbury 72: Anna Hackett had 23 points, but the visiting Sea Gulls (1-2) suffered their second straight loss.
Andrea Paphites and Kelly Jones combined to score 49 points, 25 and 24, respectively, for the Blue Marlins (2-1).Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun