State hoops roundup (Feb. 20): Davis' 24 points help Towson top Elon, 67-56

John Davis scored 14 points and had eight rebounds, William Adala Moto had 13 rebounds, and host Towson beat Elon, 67-56, on Saturday.

Byron Hawkins had 12 points and Timajh Parker-Rivera added 11 for the Tigers (19-10, 10-6 Colonial Athletic Association).


A jumper by Hawkins put the Tigers up 39-29 with 17:46 to play. The Phoenix (15-14, 6-10) responded with a 12-7 run, reducing their deficit to 46-41 with 11:59 to go. But Parker-Rivera made a layup and Mike Morsell's 3-pointer stretched the lead back to 10.

Towson held Elon to 31 percent (18-for-58) shooting from the field.

Senior center Kevin Ferguson had 22 points and 19 rebounds as Army rallied from multiple deficits to defeat Navy, 80-78, in double overtime before a raucous crowd of 5,510 at Alumni Hall.

Mount St. Mary's 71, Bryant 53: Junior Robinson scored 17 points and the visiting Mountaineers (13-16, 10-6 Northeast Conference) rolled past the Bulldogs (7-22, 4-12).

Charles Glover added 13 points and BK Ashe had 11 with 10 rebounds for Mount St. Mary's.

Trailing by three in the first half, the Mount broke away with a 10-0 run to make it 18-11 and led the rest of the way.

Bryant cut the deficit to 58-50 with 3:13 left, but that was as close as the Bulldogs would get.


North Carolina Central 79, Morgan State 53: Dante Holmes scored 18 points and Patrick Cole scored 14 off the bench as the visiting Eagles (11-16, 6-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) topped the Bears (5-20, 3-9).

Cedric Blossom had 20 points and seven rebounds for Morgan State, which lost its fifth game in a row.

South Carolina State 62, UMES 58: Tashombe Riley scored 16 points, Eric Eaves added 15 and the Bulldogs (15-12, 10-3 MEAC) topped the host Hawks (8-19, 5-7).

Ed Stephens hit a 3-pointer and Eaves made a pair of free throws with 2:21 remaining to give South Carolina State the lead for good.

Dominique Elliott (23 points) hit a jumper for UMES to make it 56-52 with 3:45 to play.

Vermont 99, UMBC 54: Cam Ward scored 24 points in 27 minutes off the bench as the visiting Catamounts (16-12, 8-5 America East) routed the Retrievers (6-22, 2-11).

Vermont shot 61.9 percent (38-for-55) from the field while holding UMBC to 29.8 percent (17-for-57) shooting.

Jairus Lyles had 19 points for the Retrievers, who lost their fourth in a row.


Army West Point 49, Navy 34: Kelsey Minato scored 13 points and had five assists as the Black Knights (23-2, 14-1 Patriot League) beat the host Mids (14-12, 8-7), to extend a program-record 13-game winning streak.

Aimee Oertner had 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks for Army, which swept Navy for the first time since 2013.

Christina Potts had 10 points and was the lone player in double figures for the Mids, who shot 22 percent (13-for-59) from the field and committed 15 turnovers.

—Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

UMBC 74, Vermont 60: Taylor McCarley scored 26 points to lift the visiting Retrievers (17-10, 8-6 America East) over the Catamounts (7-20, 2-12).

McCarley became school's all-time leader in free throws made and attempted and scored her 1,000th career point to help UMBC win its fourth in a row.

Pandora Wilson added 21 points and seven rebounds for the Retrievers.

Juan'ya Green scored 21 points with 10 assists and Rokas Gustys made the winning basket to lift host Hofstra to an 84-82 win over Towson on Thursday night.

Coppin State 68, Hampton 64: Amber Griffin scored the go-ahead basket with 53 seconds left and the host Eagles (10-15, 7-6 MEAC) went on a 6-2 run in the final minute to edge the Pirates (11-14, 9-3).

Griffin finished with 17 points and Jordan Swails added 17 off the bench for the Eagles, who won their third straight game.

Morgan State 66, North Carolina Central 55: Braennan Farrar scored 15 points to help the host Bears (12-13, 10-3 MEAC) over the Eagles (4-20, 2-11).

Benedicta Makakala had 10 points and Zuri White added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Morgan State, which has won six of their past seven games.

UMES 61, South Carolina S.C. State 55: Ciani Byrom scored 17 points and had seven rebounds to lift the host Hawks (9-16, 7-6 MEAC) over the Bulldogs (10-13, 6-7).

Keyera Eaton added 12 points and Taryana Kelly had nine points and 12 rebounds for UMES, which earned its third straight win.

Bryant 86, Mount St. Mary's 52: Breanna Rucker scored 21 points and Alex Klein had 18 as the host Bulldogs (15-11, 12-3 Northeast) cruised past the Mountaineers (7-19, 5-10).

Bryant shot a season-best 64 percent (32-for-55) from the field and 68.4 percent (13-for-19) from 3-point range.

Jody Chickey led the Mount with 16 points.