Jenna Hausvik had career highs in points (22) and rebounds (17) as host Navy defeated St. Francis (N.Y.), 74-58, last night in the first round of the Navy Classic.
Navy (2-4) will play Canisius in today's final. The Golden Griffins beat Western Carolina, 85-68, in last night's other first-round game.
The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Mids, who held off a rally by St. Francis (3-2) at the start of the second half.
Down 36-23 at halftime, St. Francis cut the deficit to 50-45. The Mids scored the next 10 points, four of them by Hausvik, to put the game away.
Plebe Kathy Parson added 11 points for Navy. Yolanda Ray, Kim Jackson and Adria Schneck each had nine.
Navy's defense limited St. Francis scoring leader Chris Cunningham (17.0 points per game) to 11 points. Patrice Erving led St. Francis with 14.
Towson 71, UNC-Asheville 69
Sopohomore guard Becky Meyers scored the go-ahead basket on a driving layup with 21 seconds remaining as Towson State (3-2, 2-0) downed North Carolina-Asheville (2-6, 0-2) in a Big South Conference game at the Towson Center.
The Tigers held a 48-28 lead early in the second half and were winning 67-54 with 4:24 left before UNC-Asheville went on a 15-2 run to tie the game at 69-69 with 1:06 remaining.
After Shannon Ward missed a jumper, the Tigers rebounded and Meyers (12 points) broke down the lane to put Towson State ahead. UNC-Asheville, which has lost 20 straight conference games, attempted to tie, but Dee Godette missed a baseline jumper.
Senior Danielle Barry led the Tigers with 18 points, 15 rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots.
UMBC 60, Winthrop 45
Senior forward Mandy Woolstenhulme scored a game-high 18 points to lead UMBC over winless Winthrop in a Big South Conference game.
The Retrievers, who hit nine of 10 free throws to secure the victory, did not make a field goal in the final 6:17.
Senior guard Nikki Tinsley added 12 points and a game-high eight assists. UMBC raced to a 22-12 lead and extended it to 27-14 by halftime. The Retievers would not relinquish a lead below double digits for the remainder of the game.
George Mason 76, Coppin 40
George Mason (4-4) used a 30-13 first half to defeat Coppin State (0-6) at the Coppin Center. George Mason's Marcell Harrison scored 17 points to lead both teams. Stephanie Ready had nine points to lead the Eagles.
Baltimore CCC 65, Camden 60
BLACKWOOD, N.J. -- Johnine Williams scored 16 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead visiting Baltimore City Community College (6-1) past Camden CC.
Frederick 88, Dundalk 22
FREDERICK -- Freshman guard Lakeisha Cooper scored a game-high 12 points and handed out five assists as Frederick Community College (6-2) defeated Dundalk CC.
Cooper's backcourt mate, sophomore Julie Crow, also had 12 points.