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State basketball roundup (Jan. 23): Joe Sherburne helps push UMBC past Vermont

Joe Sherburne scored 20 points and a big second-half push carried UMBC men's basketball to a 74-61 victory over host Vermont on Wednesday night.

Vermont was without leading scorer Anthony Lamb because of a concussion and Robin Duncan started in his place, joining his older brothers Ernie and Everett. The Duncan's are the second trio of brothers in Division I history to start the same game and just the fifth trio of brothers to play on the same D-I team in the same season. The only other starters were Villanova 's Larry, Keith and Reggie Herron against Colgate on Feb. 26, 1977.

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The last time the teams met, UMBC won on a last-second 3-pointer and then went on to become the first 16-seed to beat a No. 1 (Virginia) in the NCAA Tournament.

The Retrievers shot 61 percent in the second half and 52 percent for the game. Jose Placer added 14 points and Arkel Lamar 13.

Bucknell 71, Loyola Maryland 68: Jimmy Sotos made three free throws with 5.8 seconds left to lift the host Bison (12-7, 6-1 Patriot League ) over the Greyhounds (7-13, 3-4).

Loyola tied the game with 35 second remaining to cap a 10-0 run. Andrew Kostecka converted a 3-point play, Jaylin Andrews and Isaiah Hart each hit a 3-pointer, and KaVaughn Scott split a pair of free throws during the stretch. Chuck Champion missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Lehigh 85, Navy 74: The host Mids (6-12, 3-4) went toe-to-toe with the Mountain Hawks for 30 minutes, but faded down the stretch against the preseason favorite to capture the Patriot League.

Senior guard Lance Tejada made five 3-pointers in scoring 22 points to lift the Moutain Hawks (12-6, 5-2) to a victory over Navy at Alumni Hall. Sophomore center James Karnik scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half for the Mountain Hawks, who took the lead for good midway through the first half.

Senior point guard Hasan Abdullah scored 20 points and dished off six assists for Navy, which committed 20 turnovers – a season-high against Patriot League opponents. Lehigh took full advantage, netting a whopping 33 points off turnovers.

Freshman swingman John Carter Jr. and sophomore guard Cam Davis added 14 and 13 points for Navy, which has lost four of its last five.

—Bill Wagner,

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Women

Lafayette 55, Navy 42: The host Leopards (7-11, 2-5 Patriot) opened with an 18-8 run in the first quarter and beat the Mids (8-9, 3-4). Kolbi Green (McDonogh) went 5-for-11 from the field, including 3-for-8 from 3-point range, and shot 4-for-5 from the free-throw line for a game-high 17 points for Navy, which has lost its past two league games.

Vermont 58, UMBC 44: Janee'a Summers had 15 points and 10 rebounds, her third double double of the season, but the host Retrievers (7-12, 0-6 America East) fell to the Catamounts (8-11, 4-3). Vermont built a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter and held on.

Bucknell 75, Loyola Maryland 57: The Bison (15-4, 6-1 Patriot) extended their winning streak to five games by beating the host Greyhounds (2-16, 1-6). Loyola has lost eight of its past 10 games.

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