State basketball roundup (Dec. 7): Navy men lose to No. 24 Oregon, 67-47, in Honolulu

Navy coach Ed DeChellis shouts to his players at Bloch Arena.
Navy coach Ed DeChellis shouts to his players at Bloch Arena. (Darryl Oumi / Getty Images)

HONOLULU — With Tyler Dorsey, Oregon's leading scorer, out against Navy on Monday night, Dillon Brooks followed coach Dana Altman's orders.

Brooks, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, scored 19 points to lead four Oregon players in double figures and the No. 24 Ducks prevailed, 67-47, in the Pearl Harbor Invitational.


Dorsey, who is averaging 14.4 points and 2.9 assists per game, did not play due to a knee injury suffered in Oregon's 80-69 loss to UNLV just three days earlier.

Brooks, who finished 7 of 14 from the field, had 13 points by halftime.


Dwayne Benjamin scored 16 points, Chris Boucher had a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds and Casey Benson added 10 points for the Ducks (7-1).

"Coach said that I had to step up," Brooks said. "Tyler Dorsey was scoring a lot for us so people had to come in and score. Dwayne was shooting it well, Elgin (Cook) was playing well, Casey had a couple buckets, Trevor (Manuel) came in and played hard and it was just like next man up."

Oregon shot 47 percent from the field and was 13 of 16 from the free throw line. It got 20 points off 18 Navy turnovers and registered a season-high 14 steals.

"It was a big focus for us to be really active on defense," Benson said. "We knew that they like to take a lot of time on their possessions so we couldn't relax. We focused on having active hands and getting deflections; that's a lot of what we talked about before the game and during the game, to get hands on balls and getting stops was key for us."


Will Kelly had 13 points and eight rebounds and Jace Hogan added 10 points for the Midshipmen (7-3), who saw their seven-game winning streak snapped.

Navy, whose bench outscored Oregon's 22-0, never led in the game.

Oregon led 36-23 at halftime.

It was the first ever meeting between the schools.

Navy got as close as 45-38 on a 3-pointer by Bryce Dulin with 10:03 to play, but Benjamin answered with a 3 on Oregon's next possession to ignite a 7-2 run.

Oregon came into the game ranked 15th in the nation in blocks per game and improved upon that mark with eight against Navy. Manuel, a reserve forward had four blocks and Boucher, who is second in the nation in blocks per game, had three.

Boucher set a school record with nine blocks in a win over Arkansas State on Nov. 25.

"We take a lot of pride in taking away buckets — it's just like a bucket for us — and it gets us going and it gets us going in transition," Brooks said.

Of Navy's 35 rebounds, 16 came on the offensive glass.

However, the Midshipmen were just 9 of 18 from the free throw line.

The Midshipmen shot just 32 percent from the field and were 2 of 14 on 3-point attempts.

"Oregon is very good. We knew coming into the game with their speed, athleticism and their length that it was really going to be a problem for us and it was," Navy coach Ed DeChellis said. "They're a very good team. I thought we played very hard, I thought we competed, we just didn't play well. We missed a lot of 1-foot shots, we had 16 offensive rebounds, (but) we just didn't turn them into any points."

Norfolk State 88, Coppin State 56: Keith Shivers scored nine points and added three assists and three rebounds, but host Coppin State (2-6, 0-2) fell to Norfolk State (4-4, 1-0)in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play.

Ten players scored for Coppin State, but none in double digits. Christian Kessee and James Sylvester each added eight points for the Eagles.

Coppin State didn't have an answer for Norfolk State's hot shooting, as the Spartans shot 55.6 percent from the field and were 7-for-13 from beyond the arc. Coppin State shot just 36.8 percent from the field.

North Carolina A&T 80, UMES 74: The Hawks trailed by as many as 21 points in the second half against the host Aggies and battled back to within one twice, but came up short in the closing minutes.

Dominique Elliott scored the first basket of the game for the Hawks (1-7, 0-2 MEAC) to take a 2-0 lead, but the Aggies responded with a 17-7 run.

At the half, the Hawks trailed 42-25.

The rally began with an 11-0 run started with a basket by Thomas Rivera, followed by a pair of free throws from Shane Randall and back-to-back 3-pointers.

The Hawks cut the lead to one, 57-56, on a Devin Martin 3-pointer with 9:48 to go and then again at 75-74 on a 3-pointer from Rivera with 1:01 remaining.


Hampton 65, Morgan State 51: Malia Tate-Defreitas scored a game-high 25 points and the Pirates won their first game of the season.

Chanel Green added 13 points for Hampton (1-6, 1-0) as the Pirates bench outscored the Bears 25-8. Braennan Farrar scored a team-high 16 points and Tykyrah Williams added a game-high 10 rebounds for Morgan State (2-7, 1-1).

The Bears shot 34 percent from the field and were just 1-for-8 from beyond the arc.

UMES 56, North Carolina A&T 50: Ciani Byrom scored a game-high 22 points and four assists off the bench and the Hawks rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat the host Aggies.

Moengaroa Subritzky added 11 points and two steals and Taryana Kelly added 11 rebounds for UMES (3-5), which improves to 1-1 in MEAC play.

The Hawks out-scored the Aggies in the paint, 24-16, while the UMES bench added 31 points compared to 11 from North Carolina A&T (3-5, 1-1).