Roundup: Cormier leads Loyola men past GW, 65-55

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Loyola guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) scored a career-high 26 points, and Erik Etherly had 12 while matching his career high with 15 rebounds, as the Greyhounds defeated George Washington, 65-55, on Wednesday night at the Colonials' Smith Center.

Down 19-17 with 6:49 to play in the first half, the Greyhounds (7-1 overall) went on a 17-0 run to go up 34-19 on a 3-pointer by Justin Drummond with 2:30 to go before halftime. Although the Colonials (4-4) scored the half's last five points, Loyola led 34-24 at the break.

The Greyhounds held George Washington leading scorer Tony Taylor, who before the game was honored for recently scoring his 1,000th point, to six points. Taylor entered the game averaging more than 15 per game.

La Salle 89, Towson 51: A year after suffering a 93-90 overtime defeat to the Tigers, the visiting Explorers got their revenge.

La Salle (6-3), which won its fourth consecutive game and defeated a Colonial Athletic Association team for the third time this season, shot 53.2 percent from the field and 51.9 percent from beyond the arc.

Towson (0-8) was led by senior Robert Nwankwo's 12 points and seven rebounds.

Washington College 78, Swarthmore 68: Senior forward Chris Olsen (Mount St. Joseph) scored a career-high and game-best 20 points as the host Shoremen (4-3, 2-2 Centennial Conference) defeated the Garnet (1-7, 1-3).

Senior guard Sal Schittino (Loyola) made a jumper with 13:55 remaining in the first half to give Washington the lead for good at 14-12.

Richard Stockton 80, Goucher 76: The final lead change came with 4:30 left when Darnell McCargo hit a layup for a 72-70 lead that the Ospreys (2-5) would not surrender.

Alex Noble had 22 points for the host Gophers (1-7).

Frostburg State 74, Hood 70: The host Bobcats (3-4, 2-1 Capital Athletic Conference) built a 20-point lead andheld off a late rally by the Blazers (4-3, 1-2).

Cameron Cook had 17 points for the Blazers, and DeSean Antoine had 16 for Frostburg.

St. Mary's 71, York 69: The visiting Seahawks (6-2, 2-0 CAC), led by Chris Hutchinson and Jeff Haus with 14 points each, were outscored by the Spartans (5-3, 2-1) in the second half but held on to win.

Women

Towson 61, Coppin State 59: Senior guard Krystal Parnell scored with two seconds lift the visiting Tigers (6-2) over the Eagles (2-6), who had rallied from 12 down in the final four minutes to tie the score.

Towson, which got a career-high 22 points from sophomore guard Tanisha McTiller, won its second straight game.

"We got lucky at the end of this game," Tigers coach Joe Mathews said. "Coppin State never gave up in this game, and we were lucky to get the shot off when we needed it. Tanisha definitely came up big for us tonight."

McTiller hit three 3-pointers and . added seven rebounds and two steals.

Payne led Coppin State with 14 points and four assists, and Jeanine Manley had 11 points and five rebounds.

Navy 61, Siena 50: Alix Membreno (16 points) led a balanced offense as the host Mids (5-3) beat the Saints (1-5).

Four players scored in double digits for Navy, which has won four straight.

"One of my keys to tonight's game was having a balanced attack, and who knew we could do that with Jade Geif not being one of our four players to score in double figures?" Navy coach Stefanie Pemper said.

Swarthmore 73, Washington College 65: Meghan Tait recorded the first tripledouble in school history and sixth in league history, but the host Shorewomen (2-4, 1-4 Centennial Conference) fell to the Garnet (4-4, 2-3).

Tait finished with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Elle Larsen had a game-high 21 points for Swarthmore.

points) with 36 seconds on the clock. The most recent triple double by a Centennial Conference women's

Frostburg State 56, Hood 52: The host Bobcats (3-5, 1-2 CAC) held off a late rally by the Blazers (1-7, 0-3).

Stephanie Straka led Frostburg with 16 points, and Emily Maerz came off the bench to score a game-high 19 for Hood.

York 62, St. Mary's 45: Shana Lewis (17 points) and Marché Pearson (12 points) paced the visiting Seahawks (2-6, 1-1 CAC) in a losing effort against the Spartans (7-1, 3-0).

Immaculata 93, Notre Dame (Maryland) 34: Chrissy Esbensen scored a team-high 15 points, and the Mighty Macs (6-3, 4-0 Colonial States Athletic Conference) won their fourth straight.

Imani Stokes had a game-high 16 points for the Gators (0-6, 0-4).

Wesley at Stevenson: Both the men's and women's games were postponed to Jan. 16 in Dover, Del., because of final exams at Wesley.

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