College Basketball

State hoops roundup (Feb. 11): Towson tops Drexel, 69-65, for fourth straight victory

John Davis scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Towson held off host Drexel, 69-65, on Saturday for its fourth straight victory.

Jordan McNeil scored eight straight points to give the Tigers (17-10, 9-5 Colonial Athletic Association) an 11-point lead with nine minutes to go before the Dragons (9-18, 3-11) rallied to take a 62-61 lead with 21/2 minutes remaining when Kurk Lee Jr. made a free throw for his eighth point in a 16-4 run. But Davis had a basket and Mike Morsell added a jumper, then got behind the defense for a breakaway dunk for a 67-63 edge with a minute to go.


Coppin State 76, Bethune-Cookman 72: Dejuan Clayton led six players into double figures with 15 points and Tre' Thomas hit a pair of free throws with 1.2 seconds on the clock as the host Eagles (6-20, 5-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) held on to beat the Wildcats (5-19, 2-8).

Terry Harris added 14 points for Coppin State, Thomas and Keith Shivers scored 13 each as the Eagles held on down the stretch.


Quinton Forrest drove for a layup that pulled Bethune-Cookman into a 72-72 tie with 1:47 left, but Shivers put the Eagles right back on top and Bethune-Cookman couldn't get any of three final shots to fall.

Boston University 78, Loyola Maryland 63: Eric Fanning had 23 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals to help the host Terriers (15-11, 10-4 Patriot League) beat the Greyhounds (13-12, 7-7).

Fanning scored 27 in the first game of the series this season — a 77-69 BU loss. Last season, he set a career high with 37 points against Loyola.

Navy 68, Lafayette 60: Bryce Dulin scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Shawn Anderson added 11 points, and the host Midshipmen (15-11, 10-4 Patriot League) shot 60 percent in the second half to overcome a slow start and beat the Leopards (7-18, 3-11).

Mount St. Mary's 81, Saint Francis (Pa.) 62: Elijah Long (John Carroll) scored 25 points with a career-high five 3-pointers plus eight assists, Miles Wilson (Mount Saint Joseph) added 20 points with seven rebounds, and the visiting Mount (14-13, 12-2 Northeast Conference) used a 24-0 second-half run to beat the Red Flash (11-14, 8-6).

Delaware State 56, Morgan State 45: Devin Morgan scored 18 points and the visiting Hornets (9-18, 6-6 MEAC) extended their winning streak to four games.

The Bears fell to 10-13 and 7-3.

Norfolk State 75, UMES 69: Jonathan Wade scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Kerwin Okoro added 15 points, and the host Spartans (12-13, 9-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) ran their winning streak to eight.


Bakari Copeland had a game-high 22 points for the Hawks (8-17, 5-5).


- Hannah Fenske made the game-winnning 3-pointer with 25 seconds remaining and visiting Navy (17-6, 11-2 Patriot League) won, 68-65, over Lafayette (2-23, 1-12). Keena Samuels scored 18 points, but host Coppin State (5-18, 5-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) fell, 76-56, to Bethune-Cookman (13-9, 9-1).

-  Host Morgan State (4-19, 2-8 MEAC) won, 74-57, over Delaware State (11-11, 7-3). The Bears have won their past two games; the Hornets have lost four straight.

- Freshman Ashlee White scored a career-high 20 points to lead Mount St. Mary's (9-15, 7-6 Northeast Conference) to a 66-58 win over Saint Francis (Pa.), which fell to 13-12, 10-5.

- Host Norfok State (13-10, 8-3 MEAC) opened with a 22-6 run and won, 74-43, over UMES (9-12, 3-7). Ra'Jean Martin had 12 points for the Hawks.


- Boston University (10-14, 8-5 Patriot League) won, 67-55, over host Loyola Maryland (9-15, 5-8). The Terriers used a 20-2 run in the second quarter to pull away. Molly Taylor had 14 points for the Greyhounds.