- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 19, 2009

From combined dispatches

MEN

VIRGINIA 75, VIRGINIA TECH 61: Sylven Landesberg scored 19 points, and the Cavaliers (9-13, 3-8 ACC) used a 17-2 run spanning the halves to take command and beat the Hokies (16-9, 6-5) on Wednesday night in Charlottesville.

Virginia won its second in a row. The Cavaliers snapped an eight-game losing streak in their last game, an 85-81 overtime victory against No. 13 Clemson, and had the perfect next opponent to rile up the John Paul Jones Arena crowd and allow them to play with a sudden swagger.

A.D. Vassallo scored 21 to lead the Hokies, who lost for the fourth time in six games. They played without Jeff Allen, their leading rebounder and No. 3 scorer, who was suspended for making an obscene gesture at Maryland fans Saturday.

Landesberg added nine rebounds and six assists.

AMERICAN 58, ARMY 36: Derrick Mercer had 17 points, Garrison Carr added 13 and the Eagles (18-7, 10-1 Patriot) beat the Black Knights (8-17, 4-7) in West Point, N.Y.

It was the seventh straight win for American, which remained in first place in the conference. Army suffered its first home loss since mid-January, shooting a season-low 27.1 percent.

Josh Miller led the Black Knights with seven points, the fifth time this season they did not have a player in double digits.

HOLY CROSS 74, NAVY 69: R.J. Evans scored 17 points and had six rebounds as the Crusaders (14-12, 9-2 Patriot) came from behind to defeat the Midshipmen (17-9, 6-5) in Worcester, Mass.

Holy Cross trailed 38-33 at halftime and used a 13-5 run in the second half to retake the lead.

MORGAN ST. 74, HOWARD 69: Marquise Kately scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and Reggie Holmes added 10 after intermission to lead the Bears (17-10, 11-2 MEAC) to a win over the Bison (7-19, 5-7) at Burr Gymnasium

The win was the seventh straight for first-place Morgan State.

Kyle Riley led Howard with 18 points and five assists, and Paul Kirkpatrick had 14 points.

WOMEN

G. WASHINGTON 83, UMASS 62: Yolanda Lavender had 19 points to lead four players in double figures as the Colonials (16-10, 8-3 A-10) beat the Minutewomen (10-16, 3-8) at Smith Center.

GEORGETOWN 79, W. VIRGINIA 73 (OT): Katie Houlette scored 22 points, and the Hoyas (16-10, 6-7 Big East) scored the first eight points of overtime to beat the Mountaineers (14-11, 3-9) at McDonough Arena.

Shanice Fuller had 19 points and Jaleesa Butler added 13, including the first five points of the extra session.

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