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Navy takes control early, eases past Wofford, 79-64 Chris Williams scores 19 for Mids; Mount wins, 74-69; State


Chris Williams scored 19 points, Reggie Skipworth added 14, and Robert Reeder had 13 points and nine rebounds yesterday to lead visiting Navy to a convincing 79-64 win over Wofford in a non-conference men's basketball game.

The Midshipmen (5-1) jumped to a 39-20 halftime lead, thanks in part to poor shooting by the Terriers, who were just 5-for-27 (18.5 percent) from the field in the first half. Wofford shot only 34.5 percent for the game, while Navy shot 51.9 percent.

Navy also dominated the boards, holding a 44-23 rebounding edge.

Ian Chadwick led the Terriers with 20 points and five assists.

Mount St. Mary's 74, Bucknell 69: Gregory Harris scored 29 points, including five three-pointers, as the Mountaineers (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak with a close win over the host Bison (3-5).

The Mountaineers trailed 4-0 early in the game, but a Harris three-pointer and a Tony Hayden layup gave them a 5-4 advantage. They never relinquished the lead.

Catholic 81, St. Mary's 63: The Cardinals (5-1, 2-0) routed the visiting Seahawks (1-4, 1-1) for their 16th straight CAC regular-season win behind Dan Harrington's 18 points and seven rebounds.

Freshman Brandon Jones led the Seahawks with 16 points, and junior Sheldon Taylor added 14.

Washington College 78, Dickinson 64: Junior guard Steve DeVore led all scorers and rebounders with 23 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help the host Shoremen (4-2, 1-0) get past the Red Devils (1-4, 0-2) in Centennial Conference action for their third straight win.

Greg Adams had 21 points for the Shoremen. He was 6-for-10 form the floor and 6-for-6 on free throws. He has shot 95.2 percent (40-for-42) from the line this season.

Zach Leverenz led the Red Devils with 11 points.


St. Francis (Pa.) 52, UMBC 34: Junior forward Jess Zinobile scored a game-high 18 points and sophomore guard Beth Barnabei added a career-high 16 to help the Red Flash (1-5, 1-1) end a six-game losing streak -- dating to last season -- with a win over the host Retrievers (2-4, 0-1) in a Northeast Conference game.

The Retrievers, playing their first-ever NEC game, trailed by two at halftime, but shot only 18.2 percent (4-for-22) in the second half and scored only 14 more points. They shot just 26.2 percent (11-for-42) for the game.

Jami Lange and Kim Brown led the Retrievers with nine points each, and Monica Logan had eight and a game-high 13 rebounds.

Hofstra 77, Towson 69: Junior guard Denee Rivera had 19 points, eight steals and eight assists as the Flying Dutchmen (2-3, 0-1) ended a six-game losing streak to the host Tigers (4-2, 0-1) in the America East opener for both teams.

The Tigers -- who were led by freshman Faith Jones' 15 points -- trailed 42-35 at halftime, but cut the deficit to 69-67 with 2 minutes, 44 seconds left in regulation.

However, a layup and free throw by Lisa Harris gave Hofstra a five-point lead with 1: 50 left, then Nora Anderson hit a three-pointer with 35 seconds to go and gave the Flying Dutchmen an eight-point cushion at 75-67.

The Tigers have lost two straight after opening the season 4-0. They got 14 points and six rebounds from junior Shniece Perry.

St. Mary's 60, Catholic 55: The visiting Seahawks (5-2, 1-1) scored the game's final 11 points to pull out the win over the Cardinals (2-3, 0-2) in a CAC game at the DuFour Center.

Erica Pearson had 21 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, and Tenille McCatty added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Seahawks, who trailed 55-49 with 2 minutes, 12 seconds left in regulation before starting their 11-0 run to end the game.

The Cardinals, who had all five of their starters foul out, were led by freshman Meg Hagarty's 21 points and nine rebounds.

Elizabethtown 76, Goucher 55: Shauntae Stanbil's 15 points led a balanced attack as the host Blue Jays (5-1) cruised to a win over the Gophers (1-4) in the championship game of the Blue Jay Classic.

Elizabethtown's Carmen Chiles, who was named the tournament's MVP, contributed 13 points, and Abbie Fabian had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Kim Rogers led the Gophers with 16 points and three blocks and was named to the All-Tournament team.

Elizabethtown jumped to a 48-19 halftime lead and coasted the rest of the way.

Salisbury State 89, Newport News 78: Lisa Neylan, Elisabeth Barfuss and Amy Cooke put up impressive numbers to help the host Sea Gulls (5-1) beat the Builders (4-2) in the championship game of the Optimist Classic.

Neylan scored 23 points and had 14 rebounds, Barfuss had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Cooke had 17 points and 13 assists. Jessica Latour chipped in 14 points for the Sea Gulls, who led 46-45 at the half.

Taffy Thomas led the Builders with 26 points.

Washington College 65, Villa Julie 56: Allyson Britton scored 18 points to lead the Shoremen (4-2) over the host Mustangs (0-5) in a non-conference game for their third consecutive win. Heidi Moldenhauer led the Mustangs with 22 points.

Pub Date: 12/06/98

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