State roundup: Loyola falls to Colgate, 59-58

Damon Sherman-Newsome scored 16 points, including the winning basket in the final seconds, as host Colgate edged Loyola Maryland, 59-58, on Saturday.

Sherman-Newsome's game-winning shot came with 19 seconds to play, putting the Raiders back on top. Colgate (9-12, 6-2 Patriot League) had fallen behind in the final two minutes after leading for most of the game.


The Raiders led by seven points at halftime and took a 51-38 advantage midway through the second half before the Greyhounds went on an 18-5 run to tie the score at 56 with 4:34 to play. Two minutes later, Loyola (7-12, 3-5) went up 58-56 on a layup by Eric Laster. But Sherman-Newsome clinched the victory for Colgate with a free throw followed by a layup after a Loyola turnover.

Laster led the Greyhounds with 20 points.

UNC Wilmington 69, Towson 65: Cedrick Williams scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the host Seahawks (11-8, 6-2 Colonial Athletic Association) past the Tigers (9-12, 2-6).

Addison Spruill added 18 points and four rebounds for UNC Wilmington. Craig Ponder scored 12.

The Seahawks led 31-22 at the half.

Towson closed to 41-40 on a 3-pointer by Four McGlynn early in the second half, but UNCW went on an 11-2 run to lead 52-42 with 10:56 to play. The Tigers battled back to tie it at 62 with 1:43 remaining, but a jumper by Ponder and a flurry of free throws in the final minute gave the Seahawks the edge.

John Davis led Towson with 26 points and 11 rebounds.

Holy Cross 76, Navy 65: Malachi Alexander shot 10-for-13 at the free-throw line and scored 17 points to lead the host Crusaders past the Midshipmen.

Navy (7-13, 3-5 Patriot League) took an 11-point lead midway through the first half but was held to six points in the final six minutes. Justin Burrell hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Holy Cross a 38-31 lead at intermission.

Malcolm Miller added 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting, and Burrell chipped in 12 for Holy Cross (8-10, 3-5), which shot 58.1 percent from the field.

Brandon Venturini scored 16 points for Navy — 14 in the first half — and made four 3-pointers.

N.C. Central 79, Coppin State 77: Jordan Parks scored 25 points, including the go-ahead put-back, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead host North Carolina Central over Coppin State for its 30th straight home victory.

Taariq Cephas made a basket with 1:28 remaining to cap Coppin State's 7-1 run for a 77-75 lead. Parks hit the tying layup with 1:18 left, and his put-back of Karamo Jawara's miss put N.C. Central up with 11 seconds left. Coppin's Christian Kessee missed an open 3-pointer as time expired.

Dante Holmes had 19 points and seven rebounds for N.C. Central (15-5, 7-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).


Kessee scored 19 points, Sterling Smith had 17, and Cephas pitched in 10 points and 10 rebounds for Coppin (2-17, 1-5), which shot 10-for-20 from 3-point range.

UMES 74, Bethune-Cookman 70: Mike Myers scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Hawks (11-10, 4-2 MEAC) past the Wildcats (6-14, 2-4).

UMES led by as many as 10 in the second half, but Bethune-Cookman battled back and a 3-pointer by Brandon Stewart trimmed the lead to two with 16 seconds left. A dunk by Devin Martin on the next possession put the game away.

Dominique Elliott added a career-high 14 points off the bench on 7-for-7 shooting for the Hawks, who ended a four-game losing skid against the Wildcats. UMES is over .500 at the latest point in the season since 1993-94.

Mount St. Mary's 52, Saint Francis (Pa.) 40: Junior Robinson scored 10 points, Byron Ashe added nine and the host Mount handed the Red Flash its third straight loss and ninth straight to the Mountaineers.

Gregory Graves scored seven points and grabbed eight rebounds for Mount St. Mary's (9-10, 5-3 Northeast Conference), which has held each of its past six opponents under 65 points.

Saint Francis led 11-7 on a 3-pointer by Malik Harmon, but the Mountaineers stayed close and there were five lead changes before Chris Martin made a jumper with seven seconds left to give the Mount a 23-22 halftime lead.

The Red Flash went scoreless for four minutes, and the Mountaineers led 40-31 with 7:50 left after a layup by Taylor Danaher. Robinson scored the game's final seven points for the Mount.

Harmon led Saint Frances (10-9, 4-4) with 15 points.


Mount St. Mary's 74, Saint Francis (Pa.) 64, OT: Jacqueline Brewer scored a game-high 25 points and reached the 1,000 career point mark for the host Mount (7-11, 5-2 Northeast).

Mount St. Mary's (7-11, 5-2 Northeast Conference) outscored the Red Flash (2-16, 1-6) by a 17-7 margin in the five-minute overtime period for the team's fifth win in its past six games.

Colgate 72, Loyola Maryland 45: The host Greyhounds (51-4, 3-5 Patriot) shot 29 percent from the field, while the Raiders (3-16, 2-6) shot 46 percent.

Freshman Bri Betz-White paced Loyola with 11 points.

North Carolina Central 59, Coppin State 58: Host N.C. Central (41-5, 2-5 MEAC) rallied on free throws in the closing 1:45 to beat Coppin State (3-13, 2-3).

After trailing for most of the first half, Coppin State led by as many as eight points in the second half. But N.C. Central battled back as Racquel Davis went 1-for-2 from the line to tie the score at 58 with 1:45 left and Khyra Conerly went 1-for-2 to win the game with 24 seconds left. Coppin State had two chances to win, but missed a jumper with six seconds left and a layup with two seconds left.

Holy Cross 60, Navy 44: The host Mids (11-8, 5-3 Patriot) shot 1-for-11 from the field, 0-for-4 from 3-point range and 2-for-5 from the foul line over the final seven minutes of the first half to fall behind the Crusaders (8-13, 4-4).

Navy pulled to within nine points in the second half, but no closer. Chloe Stapleton led the Mids with 15 points.

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