State hoops roundup (Feb. 1): Balanced offense lifts Navy past slow-starting Army

Navy men's basketball topped host Army on Sunday night, 64-50.
Navy men's basketball topped host Army on Sunday night, 64-50.

Will Kelly scored 15 points with 10 rebounds to lead Navy over host Army West Point, 64-50, on Monday night.

Tilman Dunbar had 13 points and nine rebounds, while Shawn Anderson had 12 points for the Mids (16-7, 7-3 Patriot League).


The Black Knights (12-10, 3-7) were led by Tanner Plomb with 14 points. Plomb, Army's leading scorer (21.8 points), made his return after missing five games with an injury.

Navy coach Ed DeChellis says the success of his basketball team depends on three things: playing defense, rebounding and taking care of the basketball.

Luke Morrison added 11 points. Army shot less than 28 percent and went 6-for-28 from beyond the arc.


Senior Dylan Cox had three assists, tying him with Randy Cozzens for most in program history (430).

The Black Knights struggled out of the gate, making just two of its first 13 shots, and trailed 14-5 after 111/2 minutes. Army scored the last six points of the half and trailed 27-21 at the break. Navy used a 15-5 run early in the second to go up 44-32, and then made 11 of 12 from the line in the last 1:37.

Loyola Maryland 68, Colgate 65: Eric Laster scored 18 points and hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.4 seconds left to help the host Greyhounds beat the Raiders.

Loyola (7-14, 6-4 Patriot League) pulled to 58-55 with 4:31 left on Franz Rassman's basket, which ended a five-plus minute scoreless drought. Rassman later grabbed an offensive rebound and found a wide-open Laster under the basket. Laster's three-point play tied it at 60 with 3:10 left.


After forcing Colgate (10-12, 6-5) into a tough shot, the Greyhounds ran down the clock and Laster hit his third and final 3-pointer for a 66-65 lead.

Chancellor Barnard had a key block on the Raiders' next possession and was fouled after grabbing the rebound. He hit two free throws with 1.2 seconds left for a three-point lead and the Raiders turned it over on a long pass.

Andre Walker added 17 points for Loyola.

Tom Rivard led Colgate with 19 points.

UMES 85, Howard 67: Devin Martin hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points, and Dominique Elliott finished with 17 points and a career-high tying 11 rebounds to help the Hawks beat the Bison (10-12, 4-3 MEAC).

Bakari Copeland added 20 points for the Hawks, who hit a season-high-tying 11 3-pointers and made 20 of 24 free throws.

Martin hit two 3s as UMES (7-16, 4-4) jumped to a 13-2 lead fewer than five minutes in.

A dunk by Marcel Boyd and a jumper by Kofi Andoh trimmed Howard's deficit to five with eight minutes left in the first half, but the Hawks made eight of their next 12 field-goal attempts and led 48-31 at the break.

Howard trailed by double figures throughout the second half.

James Daniel III scored 28, Andoh added 14 points and Boyd had 13 with 12 rebounds for the Bison.


Morgan State 72, Coppin State 51: Three Bears scored in double digits as host Morgan State (8-12, 6-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) topped the Eagles on Monday night.

Tykyrah Williams scored 18 points to lead the Bears. Braennan Farrar and Lexus Spears had 15 apiece. Danielle Robinson added 11 points in 17 minutes off the bench, making three of five from beyond the arc.

The Bears built a 48-26 halftime lead and cruised, holding Coppin State (7-12, 4-3) to 23 points in the second half.

Keena Samuels had a game-high 23 points for the Eagles.

UMES 62, Howard 59: Ciani Byrom scored the go-ahead basket on a layup with 3:54 to go, and the host Hawks held on to beat the Bison after being outscored 20-6 in the third quarter.

Byrom finished with 10 points and four assists and Taryana Kelly had 11 points to lead UMES (6-14, MEAC).

The Hawks held the Howard (3-17, 1-6) to 28.8 percent shooting from the field.

Jasmine Hill shot 9-for-24 from the field for a game-high 26 points for Howard.

Robert Morris 74, Mount St. Mary's 67: Jody Chickey scored 14 of her 21 points off the bench in the fourth quarter, but the host Mountaineers (5-16, 3-7 Northeast Conference) fell to the Colonials.

After trailing 35-24 at halftime, Mount St. Mary's scored 29 points in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 68-62 with 37 seconds remaining, but Robert Morris (12-9, 6-4) went 6-for-8 from the free-throw line to seal the game.

Alexis Carter scored 15 points and had four steals and four rebounds for the Mount.

Anna Niki Stamolamprou scored 21 points for the Colonials, who had lost three straight.

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