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State basketball: Navy men hold on to edge Bucknell

Brandon Venturini scored a game-high 14 points to help host Navy hold off Bucknell, 62-61, Wednesday night.

Venturini was one of three players who scored in double figures for the Midshipmen (7-9, 2-3 Patriot League). Worth Smith had 13 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Zach Fong scored 10 points.

Steven Kaspar led the Bison (8-8, 3-2) with 12 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and three steals. Ben Brackney also scored 12 points.

New Hampshire 56, UMBC 42: The Retrievers (5-12, 1-3 America East) have yet to win a game away from home this season, but Wednesday night's defeat might be the worst of the entire 2013-14 campaign.

New Hampshire, which had just seven active players, ended a 13-game losing streak and posted its first conference victory of the season.

A pair of underclassmen led New Hampshire in scoring, with freshman guard Daniel Dion scoring 16 points and sophomore forward Frank Okeke contributing 13 points.

Freshman guards Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) and Bryan Harris led UMBC (5-12, 1-3) with 10 points apiece. The Retrievers are 0-11 away from home this season.

UMBC shot 28 percent for the game and was outrebounded 35-29. The Retrievers posted one assist but committed 19 turnovers.

Stevenson 103, Messiah 99 2OT: Justin Kuntz (Glen Burnie) and Erik Fisher (Archbishop Spalding) each scored 23 points and the host Mustangs (11-3, 6-1 Commonwealth Conference) outscored the Falcons (12-1, 6-1), 9-5 over the final two minutes of the second overtime.

Messiah forced the first overtime with a 3-pointer  by Taylor Groff with 23 seconds left to tie the score at 80. Stevenson forced the second overtime with a layup by Christian Roberts with 23 seconds left for an 89-all score.

Susquehanna 88, Goucher 77: Despite outscoring their opponents in the second half, the Gophers (7-7, 2-1 Landmark) couldn't overcome the host Crusaders (9-5, 1-2).

Goucher's Julian Livingston scored a game-high 24 points. Susquehanna's Brandon Hedley and Steven Weidlich combined for 45.

Hood 61, Albright 60: The Blazers (10-4, 4-3 Commonwealth) edged the Lions (8-6, 4-3) at home in a back-and-forth game that included seven ties and eight lead changes.

Cameron Cook led Hood with 18. Albright's Pedro Perez led all scorers with 23.

Wesley 68, Salisbury 62: Salisbury (4-9, 1-5 Capital Athletic Conference) led by three at the half, but dropped its third straight to Wesley (12-2, 5-1), ranked No. 14 in Division III.

Salisbury's Charles Porter was the game's high scorer with 20 points.

Frostburg State 77, Southern Virginia 67: James Peters' game-high 26 points led the host Bobcats (1-13) over the Knights (3-7) for their first win of the season.

St. Mary's 69, York 51: The visiting Seahawks (10-3, 4-1 Capital Athletic) beat York (2-11, 1-5) to win their sixth straight.

The Seahawks finished with four double-digit scorers, with forward Troy Spurrier leading the way with a game-high 22 points.

Women

Navy 94, Bucknell 92, 2OT: The Mids (13-3, 5-0 Patriot League), led by Alix Membreno with 34 points, outscored the host Bison (8-7, 3-2) by 12-10 in the second overtime.

Bucknell forced both overtimes with layups at the buzzer. Navy took a seven-point lead with 44 seconds left in the second overtime and hung on to win.

New Hampshire 60, UMBC 49: The host Retrievers (2-14, 1-3 America East) took a season-high 60 shots but made only 33 percent and lost to the Wildcats (8-7, 2-0) at the ninth annual Midday Madness.

Bridget O'Donnell had 12 points for UMBC, which trailed 27-18 at the break.

Lafayette 65, Loyola 53: Nai Brown had a game-high 14 points, but the Greyhounds (4-12, 1-4 Patriot League) lost to the host Leopards (8-8, 2-3).

Stevenson 72, Messiah 70: Stephanie Martinez hit a half-court buzzer-beater to lift the host Mustangs (8-6, 6-1 Commonwealth Conference) over the Falcons (8-6, 4-3).

Messiah led for most of the second half. The win was Stevenson's third straight.

Frostburg State 76, Southern Virginia 51: Elaina Hummel scored a game-high 21 points to power the host Bobcats (3-9) past the Knights (2-10).

Salisbury 55, Wesley 36: Sarah Seipp scored 16 points to lead the Sea Gulls (7-6, 4-2 Capital Athletic) past the host Wolverines (3-10, 0-6).

Albright 63, Hood 61: Rachel Wiley made a layup with 17 seconds left to draw the host Blazers (4-11, 1-7 Commonwealth) within 61-60. But a pair of free throws by Jessica Venturelli two seconds later sealed the win for the Lions (9-5, 3-4). Hood has lost two straight.

York 69, St. Mary's 41: Shana Lewis scored 16 points in a losing effort for the visiting Seahawks (5-8, 2-4 Capital Athletic). The Spartans stayed perfect at 14-0, 7-0.

Susquehanna 62, Goucher 50: The visiting Crusaders (7-6, 1-2 Landmark Conference) led start to finish. Sharnell Huff had 16 points for the Gophers (5-8, 1-2).

Neumann 87, Notre Dame (Maryland) 33: Erika Deppenschmidt had 15 points in a losing effort for the host Gators (1-13, 1-5 Colonial States Athletic Conference).

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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