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Hopkins women lose in final

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Muhlenberg's Lauren Boyle converted three free throws with two seconds remaining to seal a 55-50 victory over the visiting Johns Hopkins women's team yesterday for the Centennial Conference tournament championship.

Muhlenberg jumped to an 11-point lead in the first 10 minutes, and Hopkins trailed 29-27 at halftime.

There were six lead changes and the game was tied six times in the last 20 minutes. Hopkins took a 50-49 lead with 1:20 to play, but Muhlenberg retook the lead with 52 seconds left, then made four of five free throws to earn the win.

Katie Kimball had a game-high 19 points to pace the Blue Jays (20-7). Amanda Leese added 10 points and 14 rebounds. Boyle led the Mules (25-2) with 16 points.

George Mason 50, Towson 45 -- Despite Tierra Jackson's 13 points and 14 rebounds, the visiting Tigers (8-18, 3-14 Colonial Athletic Association) fell to the Patriots (11-15, 7-10). It was Towson's fifth straight loss.

Men

Ursinus 100, Johns Hopkins 82 -- Brian McEvily (22 points) and Nick Shattuck (21 points) led the Bears (21-6) to their second straight Centennial Conference tournament title. Ursinus out-rebounded Johns Hopkins 44-28 and shot 50 percent from the field (28 of 56) in earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, beginning Friday. For the Blue Jays (18-8), this was their sixth championship appearance since the league's formation in 1993-94 and their second in three seasons. Matt Griffin had a game-high 31 points for Johns Hopkins.

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