Joe Chealey scored 29 points, Cameron Johnson scored all of his seven in the second half, including a pivotal 3-pointer with 1:12 to play, and the host Charleston men's basketball team beat Towson, 67-59, in Sunday's Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinal.
The No. 2 seeded Cougars advanced to tonight's championship game against top-seeded UNC-Wilmington (28-5), which beat William & Mary, 105-94, on Sunday.
Trailing 26-21 at halftime, the Cougars closed to 43-41 on Chealey's free throw with 7:38 to play. Chealey hit three straight 3s and Charleston tied it at 50 on Arnaud William Adala Moto's free throw, then led 55-50 after Johnson and Jarrell Brantley each made layups.
Towson closed to 55-54 on Adala Moto's layup, but Johnson hit his big 3 and followed it with a layup for a 63-54 Charleston lead with 50 seconds left. Towson closed to 66-59 on Eddie Keith II's 3-pointer, but got no closer.
The Cougars held the Tigers to 35 percent shooting from the floor.
Adala Moto led Towson (20-13) with 14 points.
More men: Zach Thomas scored 22 points and Nana Foulland added 18, including two free throws that proved to be the winning points, and host Bucknell edged Navy, 70-65, to advance to the Patriot League tournament championship game. The top-seeded Bison (25-8) play third-seeded Lehigh at home on Wednesday for the tournament championship and an NCAA berth. Foulland made two free throws for a 66-63 lead with 1:24 remaining. Shawn Anderson drove to the hoop to get the Midshipmen within a point but Kimbal Mackenzie (John Carroll) made Bucknell's only 3-pointer of the second half from the left baseline to lead 69-65 with 38.5 seconds remaining. Navy tried to work the ball inside but Foulland intercepted the pass and Thomas was fouled in transition and made one of two free throws. The Mids missed three 3-pointers on their final possession. Anderson scored 21 points and Bryce Dulin 15 for Navy (16-16).
Snyder wins, helps Ohio State capture Big Ten title
No. 1 Kyle Snyder of Ohio State, a Woodbine native who wrestled at Good Counsel, defeated No. 2 Connor Medbery of Wisconsin, 8-5, to win the 285-pound title at the Big Ten wrestling championships in Bloomington, Ind. A gold medalist at the 2016 Olympics, Snyder has not lost this season at the NCAA level. He also won a Big Ten title and NCAA title last year as a sophomore. Snyder's teammate Myles Martin (McDonogh), ranked No. 4, lost by major decision, 12-2, to No. 2 Sammy Brooks of Iowa in the 184-pound title match. The Buckeyes won their first outright conference championship since 1951 with 139.5 points, ahead of Penn State's 130 and Iowa's 112.5. In other individual results, Ryan Diehl (141) took fifth place, Alfred Bannister (149) sixth and Youssif Hemida (285) seventh for Maryland. Diehl, Bannister and Billy Rappo (133), who finished ninth, secured automatic qualifier bids to the NCAA championships in St. Louis, Mo.
Women's college lacrosse: Sammi Burgess (McDonogh) and Mollie Stevens each scored three goals to lead No. 3 Florida (3-1) to a 13-6 win over host No. 17 Towson (3-3). Carly Tellekamp and Samantha Brookhart (Mount Hebron) each scored two goals and Angie Benson made a career-high 17 saves for the Tigers. ... Nicole DeMase, Haley Schweizer and Shannon Fitzgerald each scored three goals to power No. 18 Johns Hopkins (5-1) to a 15-5 victory over visiting Furman (1-3). Miranda Ibello (Maryvale Prep) added two goals and five assists for the Blue Jays. ... Molly Hendrick tied her career high with six goals as No. 2 North Carolina (5-1) earned a 16-8 victory over Canisius (3-3) at the US Lacrosse Complex in Sparks. ... No. 4 Syracuse (7-0, 2-0 ACC) came back from a nine-goal first-half deficit for a 16-15 win over Virginia (2-3, 0-1). Devon Parker scored a career-high six goals, all in the second half, for the Orange. ... Kylie Ohlmiller had three goals and three assists to lead host No. 7 Stony Brook (4-0) to a 13-5 win over No. 11 Northwestern (2-4). ... Cali Castagnola and Johnna Fusco each scored four goals to lead No. 9 Colorado (6-0) to a 20-6 rout of visiting Marquette (2-4). Nine players scored for the Buffaloes.
Men's college lacrosse: Tucker James had two goals and two assists to help visiting Bryant (3-3) earn a 9-6 upset win over No. 6 Yale (1-2). Trailing 4-1 with 14:14 left in the first half, Bryant scored five straight goals spanning the second and third quarters to take control. ... Sergio Salcido scored with 15.1 seconds remaining to lift No. 10 Syracuse (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 14-13 victory over visiting No. 9 Virginia (4-2, 0-1). The Orange erased a 10-5 third-quarter deficit by scoring nine of the game's final 12 goals. Michael Kraus had a game-high four goals for the Cavaliers. ... Connor Fields had five goals and three assists to lead No. 15 Albany (3-1) to a 17-6 rout of host Cornell (0-3). ... Jack Bruckner and Justin Guterding each scored three goals and No. 20 Duke (4-2) rallied from a 6-2 third-quarter deficit to upend No. 12 Richmond, 9-8. J.P. Forester scored three goals for the Spiders (4-1). ... Colin Chell (Boys' Latin) scored three goals to lift No. 17 Ohio State (6-0) to a 14-11 win over Bellarmine (1-4) at the Midwest Classic in Milwaukee, Wis. ... Andy DeMichiei and Kyran Clarke each scored two goals to lift host Marquette (2-2) to an 8-6 win over Detroit (2-5) in the Midwest Classic.
College baseball: Sophomore second baseman Nick Dunn and junior shortstop Kevin Smith each had two doubles and three RBIs to lead Maryland (4-5) to an 11-2 win over Dayton (3-6) on Saturday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Freshman left-hander and Archbishop Spalding graduate Tyler Blohm (2-1) gave up two runs (one earned) in five innings with six strikeouts for the Terps. On Saturday, senior outfielder Madison Nickens homered and had three RBIs to help Maryland to a 9-2 win over No. 6 North Carolina State (6-5). Junior right-hander Taylor Bloom of Crofton pitched seven innings of two-run ball to pick up the win. Sophomore right fielder Marty Costes (Archbishop Curley) homered, and sophomore second baseman Nick Dunn scored three runs. The win was Maryland's first over a top-10 opponent since its NCAA regional-clinching win against No. 1 UCLA on June 1, 2015. ... Senior pitcher Eric Brown (Marriotts Ridge) and senior outfielder J.J. Lucido (St. Paul's) were named two of four captains at Gettysburg. ... Navy junior outfielder Stephen Born was named Patriot League Player of the Week, Navy sophomore Noah Song was named Pitcher of the Week and Navy freshman third baseman Jacob Williamson was named Rookie of the Week.
College softball: Maryland (3-15-1) overcame a six-run deficit to knock off host No. 24 Missouri (9-8) in extra innings, 9-8. Down 7-1 entering the seventh inning, the Terps scored six runs in the final frame to tie the game and force extra innings. In extras, Maryland scored once in the eighth and once in the ninth.