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State basketball roundup (Jan. 17): Navy holds off Lafayette, 75-72; Loyola falls to Bucknell, 78-70

Bryce Dulin scored 20 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, and Navy held off host Lafayette's late rally for a 75-72 victory on Wednesday night.

Dulin went 8-for-11 from the field, including 3-for-4 for 3-pointers and 1-for-2 from the line.

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Paulius Zalys converted a 3-point play and Matt Klinewski added five points during a 10-2 surge that pulled Lafayette to 71-69 with 16 seconds left. Shawn Anderson split a pair of free throws to make it 72-69, but Alex Petrie answered with a 3 for the Leopards to tie it with five seconds left before Dulin hit the game-winner.

Navy (13-7, 4-3 Patriot League) rebounded from a 64-62 loss to rival Army on Sunday to give coach Ed DeChellis his 300th career win in his 22nd season with the Midshipmen.

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Anderson, a senior guard who received nine stiches to his nose during the Army game, chipped in 13 points. Tom Lacey made 9 of 14 free throws and finished with 11 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Navy.

Zalys scored 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting to lead Lafayette (4-14, 2-5).

Bucknell 78, Loyola Maryland 70: Zach Thomas had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the visiting Bison (12-8, 6-1 Patriot League) in a come-from-behind win over the Greyhounds (5-13, 3-4).

With the win, Bucknell takes sole possession of first place in the league.

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Bucknell has won five straight road games and is 4-0 on the road in league play. Two of those came in a span of three nights this week at Colgate and Loyola, and both came in similar fashion. The Bison struggled with turnovers in the first half but stayed in the game with solid defense, then took it over late.

The win is the fifth straight for Bucknell and gave them sole possession of first place in the league.

Loyola had closed to four points, 72-68 with 25 seconds left in the game. Each team took timeouts and Kimball Mackenzie made four straight free throws and Stephen Brown blocked a shot in those last seconds.

Andre Walker led the Greyhounds (5-13, 3-4) with 21 points, including 10 in the last seven minutes.

Hood 88, Stevenson 80: Stevenson committed a season-high 25 turnovers and the Mustangs could not climb out of a 22-point first-half deficit against the Blazers.

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Loyola Maryland 68, Bucknell 65: Alexis Gray had 17 points and Stephanie Karcz had 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead the visiting Greyhounds (4-14, 2-5 Patriot League) past the Bison (10-8, 4-3).

The win marked the first by a Patriot League opponent at Bucknell in three years.

Loyola took a lead late in the third quarter and held Bucknell off. The Bison came within 66-65 with six seconds left in the game before Gray made both foul shots with five seconds left.

Navy 65, Lafayette 59: Hannah Fenske had 15 points to lead the host Mids (15-3, 5-2 Patriot) past the Leopards (7-10, 3-4).

Navy has won four straight. The Mids took a 21-10 lead after the first quarter and never trailed. Their largest lead was 19 points.

Johns Hopkins 70, Washington College 52: Sophia Way scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Blue Jays to a Centennial Conference victory.

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