State basketball roundup (Jan. 12): Loyola Maryland men hold off Army

Isaiah Hart scored nine of Loyola Maryland’s final 12 points and the host Greyhounds held off Army West Point, 66-64, in men’s basketball Saturday.

Hart hit a jumper with 3:46 left to play to give Loyola (5-12, 1-3 Patriot League) a 56-53 lead. He followed with a pair of free throws and a layup to push the Greyhounds’ lead to 60-55 with 2:24 remaining. A Lonnie Grayson layup pulled the Black Knights (7-10, 2-2) within 62-59 with 63 seconds left. The Greyhounds hung on to give first-year coach Tavaras Hardy his first league win.


Central Connecticut State 77, Mount St. Mary’s 68: Tyler Kohl had 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the visiting Blue Devils (8-9, 2-2 Northeast Conference) closed the game with six straight points to beat the Mountaineers (3-14, 0-4).

Junior forward Max Mahoney and freshman guard Jonas Harper led the way as Boston University rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit to defeat Navy at Alumni Hall for the sixth straight season.

North Carolina Central 61, UMES 48: Zacarry Douglas scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds, leading a balanced Eagles (7-9, 2-0 MEAC) team past the host Hawks (2-16, 0-3).


Norfolk State 80, Coppin State 66: DeJuan Clayton had 23 points, but the host Eagles (2-16, 2-1 MEAC) fell to the Spartans (8-10, 3-0).

South Carolina State 72, Morgan State 68: The host Bears (6-10, 1-2 MEAC) outscored the Bulldogs (3-13, 1-1), 41-28, in the second half, but the rally came up short.

James Madison 74, Towson 65: Develle Phillips threw down a dunk to open the second half and the host Dukes (9-9, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association) fought back to defeat the Tigers (5-13, 1-4).

UMass Lowell 74, UMBC 63: Joe Sherburne scored 20 points, but the visiting Retrievers (9-9, 1-2 America East) fell to the River Hawks (9-9, 1-2).


Navy 62, Colgate 49: Sophie Gatzounas scored 14 points to lead the Mids (7-7, 2-2 Patriot League) past the host Raiders (6-8, 2-2). Navy led for 36 minutes and made 18 of 22 baskets in the paint. The Mids defense forced 21 turnovers.

Sophomore Sophie Gatzounas scored 14 points and snared seven offensive rebounds to help Navy end a two-game losing streak with a 62-49 victory over host Colgate on Saturday afternoon in Patriot League action.

Morgan State 62, South Carolina State 51: Adre’onia Coleman (St. Frances) scored 17 points to lead the host Bears (4-13, 2-1 MEAC) past the Bulldogs (7-9, 0-2). Morgan State opened with a 14-9 run.

UMES 59, North Carolina Central 49: Ra’Jean Martin scored 16 points and Ciani Byrom had 14 points to lead the host Hawks (7-9, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) past the Eagles (3-12, 0-2). The victory was the fourth straight.

Holy Cross 78, Loyola Maryland 60: Isabella Therien scored 16 points and Alexis Gray had 15 points, but the visiting Greyhounds (1-14, 0-4 Patriot League) fell to the Crusaders (9-6, 1-3). Holy Cross opened with a 29-14 run. The loss was Loyola’s fourth straight.

Bryant 73, Mount St. Mary’s 68: The visiting Bulldogs (4-10, 2-1 Northeast Conference) erased a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Mount (6-8, 0-3). Bryant went on a 29-13 run in the fourth quarter. Michaela Harrison scored 15 points for Mount St. Mary’s.

UMass-Lowell 67, UMBC 55: Te’yJah Oliver scored 15 points, but the host Retrievers 97-9, 0-3 America East) fell to the River Hawks (6-11, 2-2). UMass-Lowell’s Brianna Rudolph led all scorers with 24 points.

Norfolk State 68, Coppin State 63: Brooke Fields (Institute of Notre Dame) had a game-high 21 points and Chance Graham had 20 points, but the host Eagles (1-14, 1-2 MEAC) fell to the Spartans (8-8, 3-0).

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