- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 6, 2009

From combined dispatches


NAVY 66, ELON 62: Adam Teague scored four of his 11 points during an 8-0 run in the final 1:33 to help the visiting Midshipmen to a comeback victory against the Phoenix on Monday night.

After Devan Carter’s layup put Elon ahead 62-58 with a little less than two minutes to play, Teague nailed a 3-pointer to start Navy’s run, hit a free throw with 14 seconds left to cap it and grabbed a rebound off Carter’s 3-point miss to seal the win.

Chris Harris led the Midshipmen (11-4) with 14 points, while Clif Colbert and Kaleo Kina scored 13 apiece.

Ola Atoyebi and Chris Long scored 14 points each to lead the Phoenix (4-6), and Brett James added 11.

Navy hit 13 of 18 free throws in the game, while Elon was 13-for-22 from the line.

AMERICAN 62, COLUMBIA 50: Garrison Carr hit seven 3-pointers on his way to scoring 23 points as the Eagles won their third consecutive game with a victory against the Lions at Bender Arena.

Carr was 7-for-9 from the 3-point line for the Eagles (8-6).

Up by six with 15 minutes left, the Eagles went on a 14-2 run, marked by Derrick Mercer’s pair of putbacks and a dish to Carr for the first of consecutive 3-pointers.

Carr’s shots gave American a 50-32 lead with 10 minutes left, and the Lions (4-9) never came closer than 11 the rest of the game.


NO. 6 OKLAHOMA 100, MD.-EASTERN SHORE 64: Blake Griffin had 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Sooners to a victory against the Hawks in Norman, Okla.

The Sooners (14-1) played without coach Jeff Capel, who was hospitalized with stomach flu. Assistant coach Mark Cline took over in his absence.

Griffin recorded his 12th double-double in 15 games and had four blocked shots in 22 minutes. Tony Crocker and Willie Warren both added 15 points as the Sooners finished their nonconference schedule with their best start since 1987-88.


NO. 15 VIRGINIA 82, ST. FRANCIS (PA.) 66: Monica Wright scored 22 points as the Cavaliers beat the Red Flash in Charlottesville.

Wright was 9-for-21 from the field and had six rebounds and four assists for the Cavaliers (13-2), who are off to their best start since 1991-92.

Aisha Mohammed, playing in her second game after returning from knee surgery, had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Virginia.


FLORIDA ST. 60, NO. 3 TEXAS A&M 53: Tanae Davis-Cain scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half, and the Seminoles rallied to upset the Aggies in Tallahassee, Fla.

Davis-Cain and Courtney Ward combined for 10 points as the Seminoles (12-4) ran off 16 straight to take a 56-50 lead with 3:35 remaining. Florida State closed the game with a 20-3 surge.

NO. 5 DUKE 87, TEMPLE 52: Chante Black scored 15 points, and Shay Selby added a career-high 14 to lead the Blue Devils to their 10th straight victory, a win against the Owls in Durham, N.C.

Joy Cheek had 13 points and Jasmine Thomas added 11 for the Blue Devils (12-1), who led 47-22 at halftime.

Shanae Cotton scored 18 points to lead the Owls (8-5), who committed 18 of their 29 turnovers in the first half.

Neither teams scored over the first 3 1/2 minutes, but Duke answered Temple’s opening basket with an 11-0 run.

PURDUE 66, NO. 8 TEXAS 55: Freshman Brittany Rayburn scored 19 points to lead the Boilermakers to a victory against the Longhorns in West Lafayette, Ind.

Danielle Campbell had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Lakisha Freeman scored 12 points and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Boilermakers (9-5).

OAKLAND 67, No. 24 SOUTH DAKOTA ST. 51: Jessica Pike scored 17 points, and April Kidd and Melissa Jeltema had double-doubles to lead the Grizzlies to an upset against the Jackrabbits in Rochester, Mich.

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