Jairus Lyles and Joe Sherburne each scored 13 points and host UMBC earned a wire-to-wire win, 65-52, over Stony Brook in an America East Conference game Wednesday night.

The Seawolves (17-11, 12-3) already had clinched the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. The Retrievers (18-10, 9-6) remain tied with New Hampshire for the No. 3 seed, and the teams meet Saturday in the regular-season finale.

UMBC got off to a fast start, taking a 9-0 lead and extending it to 36-21 halftime advantage.

Akwasi Yeboah got Stony Brook within 49-46 with under seven minutes left, but the Retrievers went on a 9-0 run to get back to a double-digit lead they maintained the rest of the way. Roland Nyama scored 22 points for the Seawolves.

American 74, Navy 58: Saeed Nelson scored 19 points and added four steals to help lead the visiting Eagles (7-21, 4-13 Patriot League) past the Midshipmen (15-14, 10-7).

Shawn Anderson scored 17 points and Tom Lacey added 10 to lead Navy, which shot 31.3 percent from the field and 5-for-29 from 3-point range.

Holy Cross 63, Loyola Maryland 62: Malachi Alexander had 15 points, Robert Champion added 12 and Anthony Thompson made a free throw with 3.2 seconds left to give the host Crusaders (15-15, 9-8 Patriot) a win over the Greyhounds (14-14, 8-9).

Loyola called a timeout after Thompson missed the second free throw but the Greyhounds turned the ball over before attempting a shot. Alexander tied the game at 62 with a pair of free throws with 1:58 remaining.


Holy Cross 59, Loyola Maryland 58: Madelyn Ganzer made a layup with three seconds left to lift the host Crusaders (8-19, 6-10 Patriot) over the Greyhounds (9-18, 5-11).

Bri Betz-White, who finished with a team-high 23 points, made a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to give Loyola Maryland a 58-57 lead.

American 50, Navy 48: Sarita Condie (15 points) made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 49-48 with six seconds left, but the rally by the visiting Mids fell short.

Navy (20-6, 13-2 Patriot) put together a 22-7 run in the fourth quarter after scoring 14 points over the second and third quarters against the Eagles (12-14, 9-6).

American has won two of its past three games.

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