State women's hoops: Navy outlasts Holy Cross, clinches share of Patriot title
By From Sun staff reports
Feb 23, 2014 | 3:00 AM
Navy guard Alix Membreno's double double helped lift the Midshipmen to a 64-57 victory over visiting Holy Cross on Saturday at Alumni Hall.
The senior scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Mids offense. Jade Geif added a game-high 21 points and six rebounds, and Audrey Bauer had 15 points and eight rebounds.
Three Crusaders scored in double digits, but it wasn't enough to overcome the team's shooting woes. Holy Cross shot 33.3 percent from the field and went 4-for-20 from 3-point range.
With the win, Navy improved to 22-5 overall and 14-2 in the Patriot League, earning at least a share of the regular-season title. Holy Cross dropped to 17-10, 9-7.
Hartford 80, UMBC 64: Retrievers freshmen Sara Tarbert and Taylor McCarley combined for 40 points against the host Hawks, but Hartford (11-16, 8-6 America East Conference) scored a school-record 16 3-pointers to hand UMBC (3-24, 2-13) its 13th loss in 14 games.
Coppin State 63, Norfolk State 51: Kyra Coleman scored 18 points and recorded 11 rebounds for the Eagles (13-13, 10-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), and Ashle Craig and Janelle Lane added 12 each in Coppin State's win over the visiting Spartans (10-13, 6-6).
Delaware State 79, UMES 68: After back-to-back victories, the Hawks (7-17, 3-9 MEAC) came up short, falling to the Hornets (7-18, 2-11) on the road.
Sophomore forward Ashleigh Claybrooks' seventh career double double wasn't enough to spark the faltering UMES offense, which shot 3-for-21 from outside the arc and 36.5 percent from the field.
Mount St. Mary's 70, Fairleigh Dickinson 35: The Mountaineers (16-11, 11-4 Northeast Conference) held the visiting Knights (2-24, 1-14) to 11 second-half points en route to their sixth straight win.
Rachel Mathews scored a career-high 15 points for the Mount, and Sydney Henderson added 11 points.
Bowie State 60, Elizabeth City State 54: The Bulldogs (11-13, 6-10 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) rallied in the second half, outscoring the Vikings (7-18, 4-12) by 40-27 to earn the win at home.
Johns Hopkins 66, Washington College 58, OT: Katie Clark finished with 20 points, including four in overtime, as the Blue Jays (17-7, 14-4 Centennial Conference) closed the regular season with a road victory over the Shorewomen (7-17, 6-12).
Ciara McCullagh scored 12 points and recorded seven rebounds for the Blue Jays, and Liz Tommasi added 15 points.
Emily Hubley led Washington College with a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds.
McDaniel 67, Gettysburg 38: Steph Perez scored 14 points off the bench and Emilee Bosley added 11 as the Green Terror (19-5, 14-4 Centennial) topped the Bullets (15-9, 10-8) to cap its regular season.
Lycoming 51, Hood 36: The Blazers (6-19, 3-15 Commonwealth Conference) entered the break tied at 20 but came up short in their regular-season finale, losing to the Warriors (13-11, 10-8) on the road.
Julia Antonelli scored a game-high 15 points for Lycoming, and Rachel Kessler and Brittney George scored 10 and seven points, respectively, for Hood.
Lebanon Valley 50, Stevenson 36: Kayleigh Guzek scored a game high-tying 12 points off the bench as the Mustangs (13-12, 11-7 Commonwealth) dropped their final regular-season game on the road to the Dutchmen (20-5, 14-4).
Salisbury 75, Frostburg State 52: Anna Hackett's game-high 22 points helped the Sea Gulls (17-8, 12-4 Capital Athletic Conference) end their regular season with a win over the Bobcats (8-17, 3-13) on the road.
Hackett advanced to No. 10 among the Sea Gulls' all-time scoring leaders in the victory.
St. Mary's 67, Wesley 55: Sophie Pruden scored 17 points and Shana Lewis added 15 to pace the Seahawks (10-14, 6-10 CAC) to a road victory over the Wolverines (5-20, 2-14).
Brionna Johnson scored a game-high 25 points for Wesley, which shot 29 percent from the field and 20 percent from 3-point range.
Scranton 92, Goucher 48: Sharnell Huff's game high-tying 21 points weren't enough to spark the Gophers (6-18, 2-12 Landmark Conference) as the Royals (22-3, 13-1) handed Goucher its fourth straight conference loss.
Cedar Crest 53, Notre Dame Maryland 26: The Gators (1-24, 1-15 Colonial States Athletic Conference) dropped their 12th straight game to close the regular season at home against the Falcons (6-18, 5-11).