UMES men's basketball team gave up 45 first-half points and host Lehigh went 9-for-16 from 3-point range to win, 82-55, on Tuesday.
The Patriot League leader, Lehigh (12-4) led by as many as 31 over the Hawks (3-11) in a game that featured two ties and two lead changes.
UMES recovered in the second half, shooting 48.1percent from the field and outscoring Lehigh 39-37. But Lehigh's first-half lead carried it through the rest of the game. C.J. McCollum finished with 18 points for Lehigh and Akeem Anderson had 10 for UMES.
Johns Hopkins 98, City College (N.Y.) 66: Mike Rhoads scored 15 points to lead 13 Blue Jays in scoring as Hopkins (7-2) won its opener at the Blue Jay Invitational.
Hopkins hosts Hood in tonight's final at 7 p.m. The Beavers (1-11) have lost 10 straight.
Hood 71, Rutgers-Newark 63: Lavar Rich went 7-for-8 from the field and the line for a game-high 21 points, and the Blazers (7-4) beat the Scarlet Raiders (7-5) in the opening round of the Blue Jay Invitational at Johns Hopkins.
Cameron Cook (16 points) made four 3-pointers, and the Blazers never trailed in their third straight win.
Navy 67, New Jersey Institute of Technology 51: The host Mids (7-7) ended a four-game losing streak behind a game-high 24 points from Alix Membreno.
Navy took the lead early and held the Highlanders (5-9) to 14 points in the first half. The Mids never trailed and shot 45.1 percent from the field in the game.
Howard 67, Mount St. Mary's 55: The host Mount (6-7) rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half, but the Bison (9-5) went on an 11-0 run to secure the win. Kayla Grossett scored 14 points for the Mount.
Johns Hopkins 62, Occidental 51: The visiting Blue Jays (8-1) took a 36-21 lead at the break and held on to win. Chantel Mattiola and Stephanie Fong scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead Hopkins, which has won five straight.
Goucher 70, Penn State-Harrisburg 44: The Gophers (3-8) used tough defense to limit the Nittany Lions (5-5) to one point in the opening six minutes. Sharnell Huff finished with a game-high 18 points for Goucher, which led 34-19 at the break and by as much as 28 during the second half.
The Gophers' second-half lead went as high as 28.
Florida International 77, Morgan State 60: Jerica Coley recorded her third doubledouble of the season and sixth of her career for the host Panthers (10-5). Dekeisha Mathis had 19 points for the Bears (2-10).
Coley went 11-for-24 from the field, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range, and 2-for-2 from the line.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun