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Dobbs lifts Navy over Bucknell, 70-68

ANNAPOLIS -- Senior Angie Dobbs (Perry Hall) became the first woman in Naval Academy history to register a triple-double, as the Midshipmen defeated Bucknell, 70-68, in a record-setting performance at Alumni Hall yesterday. Dobbs, a 5-foot-9 guard, had 21 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, as the home team scored its first Patriot League victory.

Dobbs was complemented by Heather Brand, whose 22 points included six of 12 from three-point range, and Yolanda Ray, who had four three-pointers for 12 points and nine rebounds.

Coach Deb Schlegel's squad set Navy and Patriot League single-game records for most three-point field goals attempted (36) and made (14).

The Bison, playing without leading scorer Kelly Dee, were led by Juliet McGee's 21 points. McGee hit a two-point field goal with one second remaining to cut the lead to 69-68. Bucknell was then assessed a technical foul after calling a timeout when it had none left, and Dobbs made one of the two free throws.

Rutgers 85, Towson State 47

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers University, with only one starter shorter than 6 feet, overwhelmed Towson State at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. The Tigers led for the last time at 19-18 on Amy Green's jumper with 8:58 left in the half, but Rutgers took charge with a 7-0 burst, and added a 13-0 run, holding the visitors scoreless for 5:10. Tara Rottet's three-point goal ended the drought, but by that time the score was 39-25.

Manhattan 73, Loyola 50

NEW YORK -- Manhattan College scored the first seven and was not seriously challenged by Loyola the rest of the way in their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game at Draddy Gymnasium. The closest the visitors drew after that was 18-13 with 7:40 to go in the half. The Jaspers, up nine at the break, started the second half with a 10-2 spree to ensure the decision.

This marked the last of 10 successive road games for Loyola (4-6 in that span), which opens its Reitz Arena schedule tomorrow night against La Salle.

Johns Hopkins 68, NYU 48

Senior guard Kerri McTiernan had 10 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists in leading Johns Hopkins to its third straight win and eighth in nine games. Junior Sylke Knuppel added a game-high 23 points, as the University Athletic Association meeting concluded a series of five straight games at the Newton White Athletic Center.

Mount St. Mary's 53, LIU 49

EMMITSBURG -- Mount St. Mary's survived a seesaw second half with a 12-4 run in the final seven minutes. There were five lead changes and three ties in the second half, the last at 49 with 3:08 left. Vanessa Blair turned an offensive rebound into a basket and Heather Wable had a layup to create the final score.

Erica Herbert (Western), a junior guard, scored six of her 11 points in those seven minutes, as the Mount had to rally from a 47-41 deficit. The Knott Arena game was the Northeast Confernce opener for both teams.

Long Island led through much of the first half, but did not score for the last four minutes. Meanwhile, the Mount ran off 10 straight points to take its first lead with 52 seconds to go, and a 30-27 halftime margin.

Blair finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Belinda Strong led LIU with 17 points and 22 rebounds. The 6-foot senior is fifth in Division I rebounding with a 13.1 average.

Essex CC 67, Garrett 55

MCHENRY -- Essex Community College placed three scorers and four rebounders in double figures, as it reached a season-high point total. Sisters Lisa and Dawn St. Clair made both lists, including a combined total of 26 of the team's school-record 65 rebounds.

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