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Wednesday's college roundup (basketball, indoor track, tennis): JMU beats Tribe in duel of 3-pointers

A.J. Davis scored 27 points off the bench Wednesday and Devon Moore added 17 points and 12 assists to lead James Madison past William and Mary 81-71 in Harrisonburg.

Marcus Thornton led the Tribe (9-13, 3-8 Colonial Athletic Association) with 22 points, sinking five of W&M’s 14 3-pointers. But JMU (14-11, 8-4), which never trailed in the second half, answered with nine 3s — seven by Davis.

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Joel Smith scored 19 points to spark CAA-leading Northeastern (15-8, 10-1) to a 62-57 win at Hofstra (5-18, 2-8). ...

Jerrelle Benimon had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead host Towson (13-12, 8-4) past Delaware 85-65. Three other players scored in double figures for the victorious Tigers as the Blue Hens fell to 11-12, 6-4. ...

Craig Ponder scored 17 points to lead host UNC Wilmington (9-14, 4-7) past Georgia State 76-72 in a matchup of teams ineligible for the CAA tournament.

UNCW, like Towson, can't participate because of academic concerns. Georgia State (12-13, 7-5) is ineligible because it is leaving for the Sun Belt after this season.

Big South:

Stan Okoye scored 27 points and Norfolk Academy product D.J. Covington had 25 as visiting VMI (11-10, 6-3) coasted past Longwood 93-60.

The Lancers (3-21, 0-10) still are seeking their first conference victory since moving from the Division I independent ranks. ...

Williamsburg's Keith Hornsby scored 21 points for UNC Asheville during a 69-56 win over Winthrop. Hornsby backed up his status as one of the nation's best free-throw shooters, hitting all 10 he tried.


Harrison George had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead Hampden-Sydney (20-2, 12-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference), 17th in Division III, to a 66-47 win at arch-rival Randolph-Macon. ...

Chris Astorga scored 15 points to help Virginia Wesleyan post a 70-65 win at Eastern Mennonite. Sedric Nady and Tre’ Ford added 13 points each for the Marlins (16-6, 11-2), who stayed one game behind Hampden-Sydney. ...

Former Walsingham Academy standout Corey Brown had seven points for Randolph during its 72-70 win over Guilford.

Women's basketball:

Camry Green had 17 points and 14 rebounds, both team-highs, to lead Christopher Newport, No. 23 in Division III, to a 96-32 win over N.C. Wesleyan at the Freeman Center.

It was the first game played on C.J. Woollum Court since its namesake's death earlier Wednesday, and a moment of silence was held in his honor before the contest.

Nicole Mitchell added 12 points and Tabb High alumna Tia Perry scored 10 for the Captains (19-2, 12-2), who won their sixth straight game and atoned for a loss to the Bishops in Rocky Mount, N.C., earlier this season. ...

Andrea Paphites and Sarah Seipp scored 10 points each as Virginia Wesleyan beat Randolph 58-50. ...

Host George Washington beat Richmond 57-54, ending the Spiders' eight-game winning streak in the rivalry.

UR (12-12, 2-6 Atlantic 10) led 54-53 but allowed two layups sandwiched around a steal in the final 11 seconds. ...

St. Joseph’s (16-5, 7-0 A-10) won 55-50 at VCU.

Robyn Parks scored a game-high 17 points for the Rams (8-15, 1-7), who led 37-27 with less than 11 minutes to go. The Hawks pulled ahead and, leading 51-50, hit four consecutive free throws to clinch the triumph.

Indoor track and field:

CNU’s men’s and women’s teams fell to No. 2 in the South/Southeast Region, trailing only the Lynchburg men and Emory women. The ratings are based on a mathematical formula.

Women’s tennis:

Virginia, ranked 12th nationally, was paired against fourth-ranked Southern California at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the ITA National Indoor Championships, which U.Va. will host at Boar’s Head Sports Club for the third year in a row.

No. 2 UCLA and No. 3 Duke are the top two seeds. No. 1 Florida is not in the 16-team event.

Sixth seed North Carolina, guided by former W&M coach Brian Kalbas, will open at 3:30 Friday against Texas A&M.

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