- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 21, 2008

From combined dispatches

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George Mason 70, Delaware 58

Will Thomas scored 18 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, and the Patriots (19-8, 11-5 CAA) beat the Blue Hens last night at Patriot Center, giving coach Jim Larranaga his 400th career victory.

Delaware had no answer for Thomas in the second half as he recorded 14 rebounds for his fifth consecutive double-double and his 14th this season. Larranaga pulled Thomas with less than a minute left to a standing ovation.

Folarin Campbell added 19 points on 9-for-16 shooting for George Mason, which has won five of its last seven games.

The loss is the sixth in eight games for the Blue Hens, who have dropped six of seven all time at Patriot Center.

After a slow start that included an early missed dunk by Louis Birdsong, the Patriots went on a 10-1 run and led 32-21 at halftime.

Marc Egerson led Delaware with 15 points on just 4-for-13 shooting, and Herb Courtney added 12.

American 49, Army 40

Garrison Carr scored 16 points, and the Eagles (17-10, 9-3 Patriot) held off the Black Knights (11-14, 4-7) at Bender Arena to extend their winning streak to six games, the program’s longest in the regular season in 20 years.

Trailing American 23-11 late in the first half, the Black Knights started a 9-2 run that carried into the second half when Corban Bates made a desperation, halfcourt 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Army tied the game 32-32 when Jarell Brown hit a pull-up 3-pointer on the run with a little less than 11 minutes left. But AU jumped ahead with a 5-0 run, while the Black Knights went four minutes without a basket. The Eagles’ lead never shrank below three the rest of the game, and they won despite shooting a season-low 28.2 percent.

Brown scored 12 to lead Army, which dropped its season-worst third straight.

Navy 72, Holy Cross 66

ANNAPOLIS — Greg Sprink scored 25 points, Cliff Harris added 23 more and both made clutch free throws in the final seconds to lead the Midshipmen (14-12, 7-4 Patriot) to a victory over the Crusaders (14-11, 5-7) at Alumni Hall.

Holy Cross trailed by 68-66 with a chance to tie or go-ahead with nine seconds left, but Pat Doherty missed a shot, and Sprink rebounded and was fouled.

Sprink made both free throws to put Navy up 70-66. Harris added two more free throws with less than a second left for the final margin.

Tim Clifford posted a career-high 34 points for Holy Cross.

WOMEN

No. 17 George Washington 82, Saint Louis 58

Kim Beck scored 23 points to lead the Colonials (21-5, 9-2 A-10) to a win over the Billikens (10-16, 5-6) last night at Smith Center.

Sarah-Jo Lawrence added 19 points, and Whitney Allen had a career-high 17 for George Washington.

Theresa Lisch had 18 points for Saint Louis.

It was the Colonials’ first game since a 63-60 upset at St. Bonaventure on Saturday. GW made sure there was no chance of another upset, taking a commanding lead early and coasting to the win.

American 63, Army 51

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The Eagles (14-12, 8-3 Patriot) made 17 of 20 free throws in the second half to seal a victory over the Black Knights (16-10, 7-4). The win marks the seventh straight for American and sixth in a row on the road.

Talicia Jackson led AU with 14 points, and Liz Leer came off the bench to score 12 points and added a team-high nine rebounds.

DePaul 82, Georgetown 78

Allie Quigley scored a season-high 36 points to lead the Blue Demons (18-7, 7-5 Big East) to a win over the Hoyas (13-12, 3-9) at McDonough Arena.

Kieraah Marlow led Georgetown with 21 points.


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