Navy women upset Holy Cross for first Patriot victory, 71-64

Kate Maslowski's layup and two free throws in the closing minutes kept Navy in the lead as the Mids surprised Holy Cross, 71-64, in women's college basketball last night before 1,713 in Worcester, Mass.

Navy (7-11, 1-3) had lost 10 straight to the Crusaders (7-10, 2-2 Patriot League).


After Holy Cross went on a 20-8 scoring run and cut the deficit to 64-63 with three minutes left, Maslowski hit a layup to give Navy a three-point lead. The Crusaders missed their next two shots, and Maslowski added two free throws for a five-point lead with 49 seconds left.

Navy's Abi Campbell scored eight of her 15 points during a 23-7 scoring run in the first half to give the Mids a 37-28 advantage at the break. Navy continued to control the game early in the second half and took its biggest lead at 56-43 with 9:31 to go on a jumper by Campbell.


Saint Peter's 60, Loyola 46: Despite holding the Peahens (10-6, 5-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) scoreless in the opening minutes of both halves, the Greyhounds (8-8, 4-3) fell at the Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, N.J.

Saint Peter's Lindsay Gonzalez (19 points) hit a three-pointer to give the Peahens a 13-10 lead. Saint Peter's led by as many as 17 in the next 10 minutes; holding a 33-18 advantage at the half.

Loyola cut Saint Peter's lead to one at 39-38 at 8:43 in the second half. The teams exchanged baskets before Gonzalez hit her third three-pointer of the night at 1:26 to seal the victory.

Katie Scherle led Loyola with 11 points.

College of Notre Dame 80, Salem 13: The visiting Gators (8-4) held the Spirits (0-8) to only one point in the second half and five field goals in the entire game to win in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Casie Hall (Lansdowne) scored a game-high 16 points as one of four Gators in double figures.

Freshman Jessica Young (Glenelg) scored a career-best 12 points, and Brynn Miscavige scored 11 and Julia Bachman, 10.



Holy Cross 88, Navy 54: Jave Meade scored 15 points with seven assists and six steals to pace four players in double figures as the host Crusaders overpowered the Mids in Worcester, Mass.

Holy Cross (8-9, 2-2 Patriot) ended its two-game losing streak. Jeff Charles scored 12 points for Navy (3-13, 0-4) which lost its fifth straight game.

Meade and Kevin Hamilton sparked the Holy Cross defense in the first half. The Crusaders forced Navy into five consecutive turnovers in the first half during an 11-0 run that broke the game open early.