State hoops roundup (Jan. 28): Lyles lifts UMBC to win in double OT

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Jairus Lyles scored 28 points and the go-ahead free throw in the second overtime, Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) added 22 points, and the UMBC men's basketball team beat visiting New Hampshire, 105-103, on Saturday.

Tanner Leissner scored seven straight points and the Wildcats led 99-95 in the second overtime. Elliott's 3-point shot tied it at 99 and the Retrievers led 102-101 on Lyles' three-point play.


Iba Camara's layup put New Hampshire back on top 103-102 with 39 seconds left, but Lyles made two free throws for a 104-103 UMBC lead and Elliott iced it with one of two from the line. The Wildcats missed a 3 at the buzzer.

Arkel Lamar scored 14 with a career-high four 3-pointers and Joe Sherburne added 10 points for the Retrievers (14-7, 5-3 America East).


The Wildcats led 87-84 in overtime after Leissner's free throw and Smith's jumper, but UMBC's Elliott and Will Darley (Dulaney) each hit 3s to tie it at 92.

Elliott's 3 tied it at 38 at halftime and Lyles' layup tied it at 78 at the end of regulation.

Leissner scored a career-high 36 points with four 3-pointers, Camara added a career-high 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Jaleen Smith had 21 with 10 assists for the Wildcats (14-8, 5-3).

Loyola Maryland 70, Lafayette 62: Cam Gregory scored 21 points, shooting 9-for-11 from the field, and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Jarred Jones (John Carroll) added 18 points to help the visiting Greyhounds (11-10, 5-5 Patriot League) past the Leopards (6-15, 2-8).

Loyola had a 37-9 lead with 6:30 to play before halftime. But Lafayette climbed back quickly and outscored the Greyhounds 21-4 before halftime and were down just 41-30.

Navy 60, Holy Cross 47: Shawn Anderson scored 15 points and had a career-high six steals, and the host Midshipmen (12-10, 7-3 Patriot League) cruised past the Crusaders (11-12, 5-5) for their seventh straight win.

Navy had its largest lead, 50-31, with nine minutes left and never trailed.

Mount St. Mary's 67, Sacred Heart 53: Elijah Long (John Carroll) scored 15 points and had six rebounds and six assists, and Miles Wilson and Junior Robinson each scored 11 to help lead the host Mountaineers (11-2, 9-1 Northeast Conference) past the Pioneers (8-15, 3-7).


Robinson's layup put Mount St. Mary's up 39-38 with 16:37 left to play and it never trailed again.

UMES 92, South Carolina State 69: Bakari Copeland scored 22 points and added 13 rebounds to help lead the host Hawks (7-14, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) past the Bulldogs (6-14, 3-4).

Dontae Caldwell added 16 points, Derrico Peck had 13 and Ryan Andino 11 for UMES, which shot 55 percent from the field and controlled the boards 45-26.

James Richardson led S.C. State with 16 points.


Navy 73, Holy Cross 71: The visiting Mids (15-5, 8-1 Patriot League), led by Molly Sanders with 17 points, held off a late rally to beat the Crusaders (5-15, 3-6).


Holy Cross trailed for most of the game but tied the score at 69 with 3:54 left in the game. Navy went 4-for-6 from the free-throw line over the final two minutes to preserve the win.

New Hampshire 60, UMBC 50: Taylor McCarley scored a game-high 17 points, but the visiting Wildcats (18-3, 8-0 America East) beat the Retrievers (9-12, 4-4).

New Hampshire outscored UMBC 33-18 in the second half to end the Retrievers' four-game winning streak.

UMBC shot just 17 percent in the second half, finishing the game at 30 percent shooting.

Carlie Pogue led New Hampshire with 16 points.

Loyola Maryland 75, Lafayette 47: Freshman Stephanie Karcz had a career-high 20 points to power the host Greyhounds (9-11, 5-4 Patriot League) over the Leopards (1-20, 0-9).


Loyola led for most of the game and finished on a 17-6 run in the fourth quarter.

Coppin State 61, Morgan State 45: The host Eagles (4-15, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) ended a two-game slide with a victory over the Bears (2-18, 0-7).

Morgan State has lost 11 straight.

South Carolina State 67, UMES 60: Despite taking a 16-3 lead midway through the first quarter, the host Hawks (8-9, 2-4 MEAC) fell to the Bulldogs (5-13, 2-5).

Mariah McCoy scored 11 points for UMES.