Saturday's local college basketball roundup: Hofstra's start sends W&M to defeat

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A rocky start Saturday was too much for William and Mary’s men to overcome, and they lost 70-59 at Colonial Athletic Association rival Hofstra.

Taran Buie scored 24 points for the Pride (5-11, 2-1), which led 9-0 and 16-2.

Brandon Britt led W&M (7-8, 1-3) with 21 points, shooting 8-for-16. Marcus Thornton’s 17 points included 9-of-11 free-throw shooting, and Kyle Gaillard had 10 points.

W&M pulled to 48-44 with more than seven minutes left, but Hofstra regained command with a 7-0 burst.

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Hampton Roads teams:

Trying to get back into the d3hoops.com top 25 after spending much of the year at No. 1, host Virginia Wesleyan (10-4, 6-0) handed No. 23 Randolph its first loss of the season, 72-66, to take sole possession of first place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Menchville High graduate Chris Teasley scored 11 for VWC, and Walsingham Academy product Corey Brown had eight for Randolph. ...

Malcolm Hawkins scored 14 as Norfolk State (8-10, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) squeezed out a 63-58 win at Maryland Eastern Shore (0-13, 0-2). ...

Apprentice School lost 76-65 at Washington Adventist (Md.) despite Johnnie Ferebee’s 18 points. Harvey Todd led Washington Adventist with 20.

CAA:

Chris Dixon scored a career-high 30 as UNC Wilmington upended George Mason 82-74 to end a four-game slide. Sherrod Wright scored 25 for the Patriots (9-7, 2-2), who were outrebounded 51-27. ...

Joel Smith had 21 points as Northeastern (9-7, 4-0) beat host Towson 70-59. Jerrelle Benimon had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (8-9, 3-1). ...

Devon Moore and Rayshawn Goins both scored 14 and Freshman Taylor Bessick had 13 rebounds to guide James Madison (9-8, 3-1) to a 51-43 home win over Drexel (5-11, 1-3). The Dukes pulled away after the Dragons got even at 38. ...

CAA-leading scorer Devon Saddler drained a 3-pointer just before time expired, lifting Delaware (8-8, 3-0) to an 86-83 victory at Georgia State (6-11, 1-3).

Sadler scored 29 for the Blue Hens, who yielded an 11-point lead with 1:41 remaining, while former Virginia Tech player Manny Atkins paced GSU with 20.

Atlantic 10:

Treveon Graham scored 17 points as VCU won its A-10 road debut 72-65 at St. Bonaventure in Olean, N.Y. The Rams led for the entire second half, though the Bonnies’ Demitrius Conger scored 19 points, including the 1,000th of his career. ...

Led by Virginia Tech transfer Tyrone Garland’s 17 points off the bench, La Salle beat Richmond 71-59 in Philadelphia. The Explorers (11-4, 1-1 Atlantic 10) shot 57 percent from the field in the second halfand held the Spiders to 0-of-9 3-point shooting after intermission. Kendall Anthony led UR (11-6, 1-1) with 13 points.

Big South:

Stan Okoye had 25 points and 13 rebounds as VMI (8-7, 3-0) continued its excellent Big South start, beating Winthrop 62-54 in Lexington. ...

Keith Hornsby of Williamsburg had 13 points and five assists to help UNC Asheville (8-9, 2-2 Big South) beat visiting Radford 79-61. ...

Saah Nimley had 21 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to lead Charleston Southern (8-6, 3-0 Big South) past host Longwood 75-62, the Lancers’ seventh loss in a row. ...

Tomasz Gielo was 4-of-4 from 3-point range en route to 19 points and pulled down six rebounds to help Liberty (5-12, 1-2) beat Coastal Carolina 64-56 in Lynchburg, snapping the Chanticleers' three-game winning streak.

Conference USA:

Corvonn Gaines drained a 3-pointer with 3 seconds remaining in overtime as East Carolina (10-5, 1-1) topped Central Florida 88-85 in Greenville, N.C.

The Pirates rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit.

Women

CNU 75, Averett 43

Nicole Mitchell had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead five Captains in double-figure scoring as Christopher Newport (13-0, 6-0 USA South), ranked No. 23 by d3hoops.com, extended its unbeaten start by dusting Averett (4-9, 3-3) 75-43 in Danville.

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Karona Roach had 31 points to lift Maryland Eastern Shore over Norfolk State 86-80 in overtime in Princess Anne, Md.

NSU senior Recca Trice missed a free throw with 1.1 seconds left in regulation to send the Spartans (2-12) and the Hawks (5-8) into overtime tied at 66. Kashay Barnes led NSU with 25 points. ...

St. Joseph’s of Brooklyn, N.Y., beat visiting Apprentice 71-63 despite Shanae Hilliard’s 22 points and 15 rebounds. ...

Radford, coached by Kecoughtan High graduate Tajama Abraham Ngongba, won 49-31 at Big South foe Presbyterian to extend its winning streak to three. ...

Brittany Glasco had 15 points and six assists to guide Virginia Wesleyan (8-6, 4-2 ODAC) past Roanoke 76-47.

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