Jackson Kent scored 23 points as host James Madison (4-11, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) routed visiting Towson (8-7, 0-2), 64-44.

Justin Gorham had a career-best eight points and Arnaud William Adala Moto had a game-high 10 rebounds for the Tigers, who didn't have a player score in double figures.


Shakir Brown added 11 points for James Madison, which shot 42 percent and never trailed in earning its third straight win.

Chris Wray drove the length of the court for a layup as time expired and Mount St. Mary's opened Northeast Conference play with a 67-65 win.

James Madison took control from the opening tipoff, scoring 24 of the game's first 31 points, and led 29-18 at the break. The Dukes then broke it open early in the second half with a 16-2 run that included two of Kent's 3-pointers and Towson never got closer than 20 the rest of the way.

The Tigers made just 16 of 50 attempts from the field to finish with its lowest final score of the season.

Lafayette 78, Loyola Maryland 69: Paulius Zalys came off the bench to score 17 points on 8-for-11 shooting and the Leopards held off the host Greyhounds to give coach Fran O'Hanlon his 300th career win.

Lafayette (4-8, 1-1 Patriot) rallied from nine down to lead by 10 at the half after shooting 60 percent and was up 69-57 with 2:16 to play. Loyola (7-6, 1-1) forced four turnovers, got 3-pointers from Andre Walker and James Fives and pulled within 71-69 on a free throw by Walker with 44 seconds left.

Nick Lindner made a 3-pointer with 21 seconds left to put the Leopards back up five. After a Loyola miss, Eric Stafford shook free for a layup with six seconds left and closed with two free throws.

Jarred Jones (John Carroll) had 21 points and Walker 17 for the Greyhounds.

UMES 90, Valley Forge 65: Ryan Andino and Bakari Copeland combined for 45 points as the host Hawks defeated the Patriots in their final nonconference game.

Andino attempted 15 3-pointers, making six, for 23 points, and Copeland enjoyed his best shooting night of the season, scoring 22 on 6-for-7 from the field, 2-for-2 from 3-point range and making all eight tries from the foul line. Tyler Jones added 19 points for the Hawks (3-12), who shot 50 percent.

After UMBC led by as many as 15 early in the second half, Towson stormed back to a 73-72 win at RAC Arena.

The game was a first against a Division I opponent for Valley Forge (4-6), a Christian college in its third season of provisional membership in NCAA Division III. UMES women's basketball coach Fred Batchelor, a 1988 graduate Valley Forge, helped set up the game. Batchelor was the fourth All-American produced by Valley Forge.

Austin Lobo led the Patriots with 14 points and Alex Sanchez added 10.


Navy 57, Holy Cross 56: Sarita Condie made a 3-pointer with 1:04 remaining as the host Mids pulled out a victory over the Crusaders.

Condie finished with 15 points and seven rebounds for Navy (8-5, 1-1 Patriot), which remained undefeated at home.


Holy Cross (2-11, 0-2) had a chance to win at the end, but Navy forced a turnover. Coach Bill Gibbons called timeout with 10.9 seconds left to set up the final shot, and the Crusaders passed the ball inside to Lauren Manis, who was guarded by Hannah Fenske.

Laurel Jaunich dropped down to double Manis, who lost control of the ball. Justice Swett came up with possession with two seconds left to seal the win.

"It was a nailbiter at the end and a nerve-racking final possession for sure," Navy coach Stefanie Pemper said. "Laurel did a really good job in that situation, and Justice showed strong instincts by dropping down to help."

Going into Sunday’s game against Nebraska, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said he wanted freshman Kevin Huerter to become more aggressive offensively.

Swett had 12 points, nine rebounds and five steals for Navy, which was coming off a 67-64 road loss to Patriot League favorite Bucknell on Friday night. Fenske added 11 points and six rebounds for the Mids, who had a 15-point lead evaporate in the second half.

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Loyola Maryland 60, Lafayette 55, OT: Bri Betz-White scored eight of the Greyhounds' 11 points in overtime to lead Loyola to a come-from-behind win over the host Leopards.

Betz-White made a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws to give Loyola (5-8, 1-1 Patriot) a 56-52 lead with 1:24 to play in overtime. Lisa Mirarchi answered Lafayette's free throw with her own 3 to extend the Greyhounds' advantage to 59-53.

Lafayette (1-13, 0-2) converted its next two free throws, but Betz-White's free throw with 17 seconds left secured the victory.

Drexel 58, Towson 48: Ana Ferariu scored 17 points off the bench and the host Dragons (10-2) won their 16th straight game over the Tigers (7-5) in the CAA opener for both teams.

Raven Bankston and Sianni Martin each scored 11 points for Towson, which shot just 29.1 percent from the field and was 3-for-11 from 3-point range.

The Dragons scored 10 of the first 16 points in the fourth quarter and led 55-37 with 4:24 to play.

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