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State basketball roundup (Dec. 10): Anderson rallies Navy men past Columbia

Shawn Anderson scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds for his first double double, and the Navy men's basketball team rallied in the second half Sunday to edge host Columbia, 73-68, for its fifth straight win.

Hasan Abdullah added 16 points and Evan Wieck 14 as the Midshipmen (9-3) erased an 18-point first-half deficit. It was the second-largest comeback in school history. Navy defeated Bryant last season after trailing by 25.

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Columbia (1-9) led 31-13 with 6:44 to go in the first half as a 3-pointer by Myles Hanson capped an 11-0 run. Mike Smith scored the first eight, including back-to-back 3s. Abdullah's 3 capped a 9-3 Navy surge in less than 90 seconds that cut the gap to 40-32 at the break.

Wieck scored six straight for Navy, tying the game at 42 less than four minutes into the second half. Bryce Dulin's dunk at 15:03 gave the Mids their first lead, 46-44, but Columbia scored the next 10.

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Abdullah's jumper tied it at 64 and Anderson scored the next four to complete an 8-0 run that gave Navy the lead for good, 68-64, with 33 seconds left.

The Mids made four of five free throws in the last 20 seconds to seal the win.

Virginia Tech 93, UMES 40: Chris Clarke scored a season-best 18 points to carry the host Hokies to a victory over the Hawks (3-8).

Clarke hit seven of nine from the field, including all three of his 3-point attempts for hot-shooting Virginia Tech (9-1), which won its seventh straight game. The nation's highest-scoring team coming into this one (96.6 ppg), the Hokies scored more than 90 points for the seventh time this season.

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Cameron Bacote had 12 points for the Hawks, who have lost three straight and five of their past six games.

Women

No. 10 West Virginia 101, Coppin State 43: Katrina Pardee scored a career-high 25 points and the host Mountaineers cruised to a victory over the Eagles.

West Virginia (9-0) is off to its second straight season with nine season-opening wins. The Mountaineers' win marks the first time since the 1984-85 season that the program has had three games of 100 or more points in a season.

After both teams traded shots to begin the game, WVU went on a 24-2 run to bury Coppin State (1-9) in the first quarter.

Genesis Lucas scored 10 of her 15 points in the second quarter and Chance Graham had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles.

New Mexico 94, Navy 87, OT: Taylor Dunham tied a Mids record with nine 3-pointers, including one to tie the game with 1:05 left in regulation, but it wasn't enough against the host Lobos (11-0).

Navy (9-1) broke the school record for the most 3s made in a game with 16 on 49 attempts from beyond the arc. Dunham scored a career-high 34 points.

Albuquerque native Hannah Fenske had 14 points and a career-high eight assists for the Mids.

New Mexico scored at least one point on each of its seven possessions in overtime, opening the extra period on a 7-0 run.

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