State: Mount women rally but fall short vs. Navy

Mount St. Mary's rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half to pull even but ran out of steam down the stretch in a 63-55 loss to Navy in women's basketball Tuesday night.

Mount St. Mary's rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half to pull even but ran out of steam down the stretch in a 63-55 loss to Navy in women's basketball Tuesday night.

Ashley Christie, Sydney Henderson and Jessie Kaufman scored 11 points apiece for the Mount. 

The Mount (2-6) could not overcome the strong shooting of host Navy (7-2), which shot 50 percent (14-of-28) from the field in the second half. The Midshipmen were led by 19 points from Alix Membreno and Kara Pollinger's doubledouble with 17 points and 10 rebounds. 

Navy built its lead to as many as nine points at 50-41 with 8:29 left. The Mount showed its resilience, however, battling back with a 9-0 run to tie the game at 50 with 5:47 to go. The run, which began with Kayla Grossett's jumper, was capped by Kaufman's 3-pointer off one of Christie's five steals on the night. 

Later, with the score tied at 52, Navy went on a 9-0 run of its own to put the game out of reach at 61-52.

Monmouth 67, UMES 65: Alexis Udoji (10 points) made a layup with two seconds left but missed a free throw as visiting UMES (3-4) lost.

UMES took an early 5-3 lead on a 3-pointer by Shawnee Sweeney (13 points) with 18:15 left in the first half. Its last lead, 25-24, in the first half came with 6:14 left. Monmouth (1-7) took control after that and gave up one final lead, 61-60, with 3:08 left.

West Virginia 88, Coppin State 56: Kyra Coleman scored a team-high 15 points for the visiting Eagles (3-4).

Coleman made all three of her 3-pointers and was 6-for-12 shooting.

Also reaching doubledigits for Coppin was Ashle Craig with 14 points.

Coppin State ran with the Mountaineers (6-1) for 20 minutes, overcoming an early seven-point deficit. The Eagles used a late 12-4 run to take a 29-28 advantage with 61 seconds left before halftime.

West Virginia's Jess Harle scored immediately to give the Mountaineers a lead they never relinquished.

Army 73, Morgan State 48: The host Black Knights (6-1) opened with a 7-0 run and never trailed.

Army led by as many as 27 points, four times in the second half. The first 27-point lead, 63-36, came on a free throw by Lindsay Shelby with 7:40 left in the game.

Danielle Robinson and Tracey Carrington (Dundalk) each scored 10 points for the Bears (1-4). Kelsey Minato had 16 points for the Black Knights.

McDaniel 52, Dickinson 43: The host Green Terror (5-1, 2-0 Centennial Conference) shot 34.5percent from the field in the first half to take a 28-17 halftime lead. Steph Perez finished with a game-high 14 points for McDaniel, which recovered from a 71-56 loss to York on Nov.26.

Johns Hopkins 69, Gettysburg 59: Alyssa Fleming led four Blue Jays in double figures with 15 points as Hopkins (5-2, 4-0 Centennial Conference) beat the Bullets (4-2, 2-2).

The Blue Jays have won four straight. Hopkins finished 19-for-29 from the foul line in the second half. After a free throw from Jessica Porter cut the Blue Jays lead to four with 4:58 left, Hopkins went on a 7-0 run to take a 60-49 lead with 2:34 left. The Bullets never recovered, and Fleming hit her final six free-throw attempts in the closing minutes.

Haverford 62, Washington College 42: Nina Voith scored a game-best 19 points to power the host Fords (5-0, 3-0 Centennial Conference) past the Shorewomen (1-4, 0-2).

Haverford went on an 11-0 run with 3:28 left in the first half. Latisha Pledger led Washington College with 12 points.


Washington College 76, Haverford 47: Tony Hawkins had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the Shoremen (2-3, 2-1 Centennial Conference) ran past the host Fords (2-4, 0-3).

The victory at Haverford marks Washington College's first there since an 80-76 win on Jan. 25, 2003.

Gettysburg 70, Johns Hopkins 65: Gettysburg's Cody Kiefer (22 points) broke the second and final tie with a 3-pointer with 11:53 left in the first half. The visiting Bullets (2-4, 1-2 Centennial Conference) took control, and the Blue Jays (4-4, 2-1) lost their second straight.

George Bugarinovic had 16 points for Hopkins.

Dickinson 64, McDaniel 52: The host Green Terror (3-2, 1-2 Centennial Conference) fell behind 34-17 at halftime and never bounced back.

The Red Devils (5-1, 3-0) were led by Steve Collins with 21 points. Phillip Perry came off the bench to score 11 points for McDaniel.

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