Stefanie Pemper became the Navy women's basketball coach with the most wins in school history Thursday night as the Mids continued their impressive start.
Host Navy used a strong first-half performance to carry it to a 73-49 victory over Monmouth. Pemper picked up her 179th victory with the Mids, eclipsing Dave Smalley (1978-1989), who had 178. She has been the Navy head coach since 2009.
The Mids improved to 7-0. The last time Navy was 7-0 was during an 8-0 start in the 1996-97 season.
The Mids opened with a 15-7 run in the first quarter and a 26-7 run in the second quarter. Navy coasted the rest of the way.
Taylor Dunham finished with a game-high 15 points and Morgan Taylor had 13 points for the Mids. Navy made seven 3-pointers.
Towson 64, Wagner 42: The host Tigers (2-4) opened with a 20-6 run and beat the Seahawks (1-7). Mary Cuevas had a game-high and career-high 23 points to lead Towson. She went 8-for-11, including 2-for-2 on 3-pointers, and 5-for-6 from the free-throw line. She also had a team-high 10 rebounds.
Towson went on a 14-2 run to take a 20-6 lead after one quarter. After the Tigers outscored Wagner 11-8 in taking their biggest lead of the half at 31-14, Wagner responded with a 7-0 run to help trim the deficit to 33-21 at halftime.
Sierra Clark (Archbishop Spalding) had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Seahawks.
Old Dominion 75, Coppin State 67: The visiting Eagles (1-7) rallied from 18 points down to take the lead, but fell to the Monarchs (1-7).
Genesis Lucas had a game-high 22 points for Coppin State.
Old Dominion led 38-20 with 1:08 remaining in the second quarter but the Eagles came back and outscored the Monarchs 21-9 in the third period and went into the fourth trailing 47-46.
Mia Crooms gave Coppin its first lead with 9:32 left. Chance Graham made a steal and scored followed by a jumper by Lucas, giving the Eagles their largest lead at 52-47 with 8:23 left to play.
Old Dominion made three 3-pointers to take a four-point lead. Lucas answered with a triple, but the Monarchs were able to extend the lead to nine with just over a minute left.
Three free throws by Lucas cut the deficit to six with 28 seconds left, but that was as close as the Eagles would get.