State men: Benimon leads Towson over Drexel

Towson's Jerrelle Benimon had 20 points in the second half as the host Tigers beat Drexel, 75-73, in a Colonial Athletic Association game Saturday.

Frantz Massenat had 18 points and Tavon Allen had 17 for Drexel (11-10, 3-5). Towson (14-8, 5-2) got 16 points from Marcus Damas.


Benimon entered the game with 10 double doubles in his past 11 games.

Army 77, Loyola Maryland 71: Kyle Wilson scored 25 points, leading the visiting Black Knights (11-10, 7-3 Patriot League) past the Greyhounds (9-12, 4-6).


Jarred Jones came off the bench to score 17 points for Loyola, which has lost four of five. Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) had 14 points and eight rebounds. R.J. Williams (St. Frances) had 10 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

Maine 83, UMBC 80: Despite a second-half comeback, the visiting Retrievers could not hold on and fell to the Black Bears.

Maine (5-16, 3-6 America East) led by 24 in the first half, and by 20 at the break, but the Black Bears went cold to start the second half and the Retrievers (7-15, 3-6) erased the deficit when Chase Plummer hit a shot at the 8:12 mark to give UMBC 66-65 advantage.

Xavier Pollard led Maine with 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds.


UMBC was led by Plummer's 23 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) had 21 points for the Retrievers.

Lafayette 72, Navy 54: The host Leopards ended an 11-game losing streak and got their first Patriot League win.

The Midshipmen, who lost for the fifth straight time, fell to 7-14 overall and 2-8 in the conference.

Lafayette's Joey Ptasinski led all scorers with a season-high six 3-pointers and 22 points. Worth Smith led Navy with 15 points.

Navy shot just 18-for-53 from the field.

Morgan State 77, Delaware State 64: The host Bears (7-12, 5-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) shot 40.6 percent from the field and made 20 of 32 free throws to defeat the Hornets (4-16, 0-7).

Ian Chiles led the Bears with 24 points.

Hampton 79, Coppin State 76, OT: A career- and game-high 24 points from Sterling Smith couldn't give the Eagles (7-14, 4-4 MEAC) a victory over the visiting Pirates (11-10, 6-2), who recovered from a nine-point second-half deficit to tie the game and win in overtime.

Andre Armstrong and Daquan Brickhouse had 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Eagles.

UMES 67, North Carolina A&T 60: The Hawks (3-15, 1-5 MEAC) withstood an 18-1 run in the second half to beat the visiting Aggies (7-15, 3-4).

UMES shot 47.7 percent from the field, and Hakeem Baxter led the scoring with 26 points.

Mount St. Mary's 95, LIU-Brooklyn 92: The Mount (9-12, 5-3 Northeast Conference) defeated the visiting Blackbirds (7-14, 2-6) when Sam Prescott made a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 0.3 of a second left.

Rashad Whack led Mount St. Mary's with 26 points, 21 in the first half, and Julian Norfleet added 24 points.

Bowie State 66, Elizabeth City State 65: David Golladay's layup with eight seconds remaining boosted the Bulldogs (1-11, 5-6 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) to victory over the host Vikings (10-10, 5-5).

Ray Gatling led Bowie State with 26 points.

Johns Hopkins 66, Haverford 59: The Blue Jays (11-8, 8-4 Centennial Conference) defeated the visiting Black Squirrels (6-11, 2-10) on 54.5 percent shooting.

Gene Williams led in scoring with 13 points.

Dickinson 79, Washington College 69: The visiting Red Devils (15-4, 10-2 Centennial) shot 54.3 percent from the field and 81.5 percent from the free-throw line to beat the Shoremen (5-14, 4-8).

Muhlenberg 68, McDaniel 54: The host Mules (13-6, 8-4 Centennial) went on an 11-point run in the second half and broke a seven-game win streak for the Green Terror (14-5, 9-3).

Wesley Brooks led McDaniel with 18 points.

St. Mary's 79, Penn State-Harrisburg 55: Nick Laguerre's 25 points led the host Seahawks (13-5, 7-3 Capital Athletic Conference) over the Nittany Lions (6-12, 3-7).

Wesley 85, Frostburg State 49: The Bobcats (2-17, 1-10 CAC) shot 31.1 percent from the field in their loss to the host Wolverines (17-1, 9-1).

Salisbury 72, Southern Virginia 70: After being down by four with 70 seconds left, the Sea Gulls (9-10) got a buzzer-beater by Dominic Milburn to defeat the host Knights (4-11).

Hood 93, Arcadia 88, OT: The Blazers (15-4, 9-3 Commonwealth Conference) beat the host Knights (7-12, 2-10) in overtime.

Hood shot 46.9 percent from the field, led by Cameron Cook's 23 points, including 18 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Alvernia 97, Stevenson 82: Five players scored at least 10 points for the Mustangs (13-6, 8-4 Commonwealth), but the host Crusaders (14-5, 9-3) mounted a second-half run for the win.

Moravian 73, Goucher 69: Julian Livingston and Troy Deshields had 18 points each for the Gophers (7-12, 2-6 Landmark Conference) in a loss to the visiting Greyhounds (9-10, 4-5).

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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