Kina's big second half lifts Navy men to victory

The Baltimore Sun

Kaleo Kina scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half to help host Navy rally to a 78-65 win over Texas-San Antonio last night.

The Midshipmen (6-1) shot 84.2 percent from the field (16-for-19) in the second half to come back from a seven-point halftime deficit.

Navy shot 71.4 percent (25-for-35) for the game, the fourth-best shooting performance in school history, and out-rebounded the Roadrunners (2-3) 22-12 in the second half.

Kina, who was 9-for-11 from the field and 11-for-15 on his free throws, has scored 59 points in Navy's past two games. Adam Teague added 16 for the Mids.

The win was the sixth in a row for Navy, which is off to its best start since 1998-99, when the Mids also started 6-1.

Travis Gabbidon led Texas-San Antonio with 13 points.

The Roadrunners made only two of 19 three-point attempts in the second half.


DRAKE 64, COPPIN STATE 47: : Senior Danielle Anders led the visiting Eagles (0-5) with 13 points, while junior Lakeytah Irving added 12 in a losing effort.

Kristin Turk scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-2).

Turk finished the game 5-for-13 from three-point range and added two assists and two steals as Drake ran its winning streak to three straight.

Senior Whitney Cunningham led Coppin State with eight rebounds.

AMERICAN 66, UMES 40:: Adobi Agbasi led the Lady Hawks with nine points and Tiffany Reid grabbed a game-high six rebounds, but host UMES (0-5) fell to the Eagles (5-3).

American used a 13-0 run to open the game. American's Liz Leer led all scorers with 14 points, and Michelle Kirk added 13.

GOUCHER 56, ARCADIA 46:: Amber Smith (Institute of Notre Dame) led the Gophers with 22 points and 14 rebounds in their nonconference victory over the visiting Knights (1-3).

The junior forward was 11-for-23 from the field as she recorded the ninth double double of her career. In addition to her game-high point and rebound totals, she was credited with seven steals, two assists and one blocked shot.

Smith's third basket provided the Gophers with an 11-3 advantage six minutes into the contest, but the Knights responded with a 12-point run.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE 76, URSINUS 49:: Freshman guard Meghan Tait scored a career-high 23 points as the visiting Shorewomen (3-0, 1-0 Centennial Conference) defeated the Bears.

Ursinus had won the past nine meetings between the teams.

Washington won its conference opener for the first time in 10 years and is off to its best start since opening 1995-96 with four straight victories.

Sophomore forward Nicole Wojtusik added a career-high 13 points and six rebounds, junior guard Jane O'Donnell contributed 11 points and junior guard Jessica Jamrogowicz had eight points and six assists.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 54, JOHNS HOPKINS 52:: The Blue Jays (1-5, 0-1 Centennial) let a five-point halftime lead slip away in their loss to the visiting Diplomats (3-1, 2-0).

Sophomore Lyndsay Burton scored all 15 of her points in the final 14 minutes, including seven straight to tie the score at 47, but it wasn't enough to hold off Franklin & Marshall.

GWYNEDD-MERCY 86, COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME 68:: The Gators (3-3) fell behind early in the second half and never caught up as they lost to the host Griffins (4-1).

Gators forward Gloria Broady (St. Frances) led all scorers with 24 points and added seven rebounds and three steals.

Rhonda Shelly (Woodlawn) finished with 17 points, four rebounds and three blocks, and sophomore forward India Scott (Poly) grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds in the loss.

SWARTHMORE 71, MCDANIEL 69:: Senior guard Melissa Grigsby made a last-second three-pointer to give the host Garnet (1-3, 1-0 Centennial) a win over the Green Terror (1-3, 0-1) in the conference opener for both teams.

Swarthmore came back from six down in the final six minutes to pick-up its first win.

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