Kendall Knorr set a career high with 17 points and scored the final seven points of the game as host Navy (4-3) overcame a nine-point first-half deficit to earn a 67-59 victory over UMES (2-3) on Tuesday night.
The Hawks led 28-19 with 5:09 to play in the first half, but Navy closed on a 14-4 run to take a 33-32 lead into the break. It was 43-42 Navy with 10 minutes to go, but the Midshipmen went on an 8-0 burst to build a cushion.
The Hawks cut the margin to three on a jumper from guard Hakeem Baxter with 1:02 to play that made it 60-57, but Knorr made a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired to push the margin back to six. Knorr iced the game with four free throws down the stretch.
Guard Tilman Dunbar scored 15 points for Navy, and forward Worth Smith added 14 points and nine rebounds.
The Midshipmen held UMES to 33 percent shooting from the field and out-rebounded the Hawks 40-35.
Guard Kyree Jones led UMES with 16 points, but went 5-for-22 from the field and 0-for-12 from 2-point range. Baxter had a double double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Mount St. Mary's 69, Bucknell 64: Rashad Whack scored a season-high 22 points to lead the host Mount (2-5) over the Bison (3-3).
Sam Prescott and Julian Norfleet each added 13 points as the Mount stretched its home winning streak to eight.
Kristijan Krajina and Julian Norfleet scored the first two baskets of the second half to give the Mount a 42-30 lead.
Johns Hopkins 79, Franklin & Marshall 61: George Bugarinovic scored a game-high 18 points and the visiting Blue Jays (3-2, 2-0 Centennial Conference) won their second straight. The Diplomats fell to 2-3, 1-1.
Stevenson 75, Alvernia 53: Alfonzo Hawkins had a game-high 18 points to lead the host Mustangs (3-1, 1-0 Middle Atlantic Conference) past the Crusaders (2-2, 0-1).
McDaniel 57, Washington College 53: Bryn Shapiro made a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left to draw the host Shoremen (1-3, 1-1 Centennial Conference) within 55-53, but Tim Stewart made two free throws with 1.4 to seal the win for the Green Terror (2-2, 1-1).
West Chester 109, Bowie State 97: The visiting Bulldogs (3-4) gave up 60 points in the second half. Ray Gatling had 20 points for Bowie, and the Golden Rams improved to 5-1.
Towson 64, UMBC 57: Redshirt junior LaTorri Hines-Allen (20 points) and Markell Smith (12 points) powered the host Tigers (2-4) past the Retrievers (1-5).
Sara Tarbert had 19 points for UMBC.
UMES 71, Lincoln (Pa.) 63: Jessica Long scored a game-high 24 points and the host Hawks (3-3) won their second straight. The Lions fell to 3-2.
Cornell 57, Loyola 53: With seven minutes left in the game, Kara Marshall tied the score, 39-39, but the host Big Red (3-2) pulled away.
Marshall led Loyola (1-5) with 12 points and Nicole Krusen added 11.
Pittsburgh 78, Mount St. Mary's 43: The host Panthers (4-2) took a 12-2 lead and finished with four players in double figures. Jenn Carney led the Mount (2-5) with seven points.
Johns Hopkins 70, Franklin & Marshall 65: Beatriz Williams scored a career-high 15 points, including nine in the second half, as the Blue Jays (4-1, 3-0 Centennial Conference) won their fourth straight. The Diplomats fell to 1-4, 0-2.
Fatu Conteh had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Hopkins.
Stevenson 66, Alvernia 61: Kayla Kelly (Centennial) scored a career-high 28 points to lead the host Mustangs (1-3, 1-0 Middle Atlantic Conference) past the Crusaders (4-1, 0-1).
Goucher 59, Cedar Crest 38: Sharnell Huff scored 17 points and Monique Welch (Franklin) added 14 to lead the host Gophers (3-2) past the Falcons (1-5).
Washington College 88, Bryn Mawr 23: Nina Haller came off the bench to score a game-high 16 points and lead five Shorewomen in double figures. The Shorewomen and Owls are both 1-3.
York 71, McDaniel 56: The host Spartans (5-0) opened with a 5-0 run and held off a rally by the Green Terror (4-1).
Lindsey Nichols led McDaniel with a career-high 14 points.
Randolph-Macon 102, St. Mary's 86: Marche Pearson scored 25 points, but the Seahawks (0-4) lost to the Yellow Jackets (6-0).
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