State basketball roundup: Navy men lose in Patriot League quarterfinal
Mar 06, 2015 | 12:41 AM
Matt McMullen scored 18 points and had 15 rebounds as second-seeded Colgate rolled past seventh-seeded Navy, 72-62, in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League men's basketball tournament Thursday night in Hamilton, N.Y.
McMullen was 9-for-10 from the free-throw line, while Ethan Jacobs and Luke Roh each finished with 14 points. Alex Ramon had 13 points and Damon Sherman-Newsome chipped in 11 as the Raiders combined to shoot 52.5 percent from the field.
Colgate (16-16, 12-6) will face sixth-seeded American on Sunday.
Ramon made a 3-pointer and a layup on back-to-back plays for a 13-point Raiders lead with 11:02 remaining. The Midshipmen closed within six points with 1:22 left but got no closer.
Tilman Dunbar scored 17 points and Bryce Dulin added 16 for Navy (13-19, 8-10).
Delaware State 104, Coppin State 92: Amere May scored a season-high 40 points and Kendall Gray had 33 points and 30 rebounds, both career highs, to lead the Hornets (15-15, 9-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) past the host Eagles (7-22, 6-10).
May had 14 points and Gray 12 as Delaware State took a 34-29 lead at the half. Then the Hornets made 21 of 32 field goals (65.6 percent) and 24 of 33 free throws to score 70 points in the second half.
Christian Kessee had 15 of his career-high 24 in the second half for the Eagles, who made 21 of 42 shots, including seven 3-pointers, 13 of 18 free throws after the break. Kessee finished 9-for-11, including 4-for-5 on 3s.
Coppin State had 26 total rebounds to 51 for Delaware State.
Gray went 12-for-13 from the field and 9-for-16 from the foul line. May was 13-for-24 shooting, including 6-for-10 from 3-point range, and made all eight of his free throws.