State hoops: Hubbard leads Loyola men to upset win vs. American, 62-58
By Sports Xchange
Feb 06, 2014 | 3:00 AM
Tyler Hubbard scored 20 points, helping shorthanded Loyola Maryland upset visiting American, 62-58, on Wednesday at Reitz Arena.
Hubbard made six of seven field goals — all from 3-point range — for Loyola (10-12, 5-6 Patriot League), which was playing its first game since losing senior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) to a broken hand.
Franz Rassman scored 11 points and senior forward Jordan Latham added 10 for the Greyhounds, who had lost four of their five previous games.
Darius Gardner scored 19 points for American (14-8, 10-1), which suffered its first loss in conference play.
American shot 53.3 percent and made five of nine from 3-point range while holding Loyola to 43.5 percent shooting in the first half, but the Greyhounds held a 27-25 lead at the break after forcing 10 turnovers.
Loyola led by five on a couple of occasions, but American closed the gap each time. Marko Vasic made a 3-pointer to give the Eagles a 25-24 lead with 2:07 to go, but Hubbard answered with a 3-pointer to put Loyola back on top.
American outscored Loyola 10-0 to start the second half and took a 35-27 lead on a 3-pointer by Jesse Reed with 16:52 remaining. The Greyhounds put together runs of 7-2 and 8-0, reclaiming the lead when Hubbard made a 3-pointer to put them up 42-39 with 10:50 to play.
Boston University 61, Navy 48: After playing back-to-back overtime games, the visiting Terriers didn't need a third to complete a season sweep of the Mids.
Maurice Watson Jr. led Boston University (16-8, 9-2 Patriot) with nine points, eight assists and four rebounds. Navy dropped its sixth in a row.
The Midshipmen (7-15, 2-9) were led by freshman Zach Fong, who scored 15 points before fouling out.
UMBC 68, New Hampshire 57: In a battle of two teams in the bottom half of the America East standings, the host Retrievers (8-15, 4-6) rallied to beat the Wildcats (5-17, 3-7) on Wednesday.
UMBC rebounded from a tough 83-80 loss to Maine on Saturday, and was led by star guard and reigning America East Player of the Week Rodney Elliott (John Carroll), who led all scorers with 21 points.
UMBC guard Quentin Jones scored 16 points, while center Brett Roseboro had 10 points and five rebounds.
Johns Hopkins 67, Franklin & Marshall 54: Gene Williams scored a game-high 18 points and the host Blue Jays (12-8, 9-4 Centennial Conference) moved into a tie for third pace in the league with the Diplomats (13-7, 9-4).
Goucher 100, Susquehanna 97, 2OT: Alex Noble made a jumper with one second left in the second overtime to lift the host Gophers (8-12, 3-6 Landmark Conference) over the Crusaders (12-8, 4-5).
Julian Livingston had a game-high 34 points, including 3-for-3 from the free-throw line after time expired to tie the score at 82 and force overtime. Noble forced the second overtime, tying the game at 91 with a jumper with 31 seconds left.
Salisbury 83, Christopher Newport 58: Led by Tim Harwood's 20 points, the host Sea Gulls (10-10, 5-6 Capital Athletic Conference) outscored the Captains (14-6, 6-5) 50-32 in the second half.
Mary Washington 67, St. Mary's 61: Don Hill had 15 points, but the host Seahawks (14-5, 8-3 CAC) fell to the Eagles (17-2, 10-1).
A jumper by Brendan McFall cut the lead to 64-61 with 40 seconds left, but the Seahawks got no closer.
Widener 57, Stevenson 51: Alfonzo Hawkins had 17 points, but the visiting Mustangs (13-7, 8-5 Commonwealth Conference) fell behind in the second half to the Pride (10-10, 4-9).
Loyola has lost two straight and eight of its past 10.
Johns Hopkins 62, Franklin & Marshall 61: Liz Tommasi (20 points) went 1-for-2 from the free-throw line with nine seconds left, giving the Blue Jays a 62-57 lead that withstood two Diplomats layups over the final eight seconds.
The Blue Jays improved to 14-6 overall and 12-3 in the Centennial Conference; the Diplomats fell to 3-17, 1-12.
Christopher Newport 68, Salisbury 52: Sarah Seipp had 16 points for the host Sea Gulls (12-8, 7-4 CAC) in a losing effort.
The Captains (18-2, 10-1) were led by Tia Perry, with a game-high 22 points.
Mary Washington 75, St. Mary's 40: The Eagles (13-6, 6-5 CAC) outscored the host Seahawks (7-11, 4-7) 41-12 in the second half.
Sophie Pruden had 12 points for St. Mary's, and Aubrey Howland had 14 points for Mary Washington.
Widener 68, Stevenson 63: The visiting Mustangs (11-9, 9-4 Commonwealth Conference) had a 21-7 run to erase a 14-point second-half deficit, but the Pride (11-9, 6-7) finished the game on a 7-1 run.
Susquehanna 69, Goucher 52: The visiting Gophers (5-14, 1-8 Landmark Conference) took an early 4-0 lead but could not beat the Crusaders (11-8, 5-4).
Six games rescheduled: Two doubleheaders and another men's and women's basketball game were postponed because of weather.
Penn State-Harrisburg at Frostburg State and Lebanon Valley at Hood will have the men play today at 8 p.m. and the women at 6 p.m. The Washington College men play at McDaniel at 7 p.m.
Rosemont at Notre Dame (Maryland) has not announced a makeup date for the women's game.