Saturday's local interest college basketball roundup: Lyons, Air Force upset No. 22 San Diego State

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Senior Michael Lyons of Newport News had 20 points, five rebounds and four assists to help Air Force beat No. 22 San Diego State 70-67 Saturday.

With the score tied at 64, Lyons — a Woodside High graduate — hit two baskets to give Air Force (14-6, 5-2 Mountain West) a 68-66 lead. The Falcons have won five games in a row.

Jamaal Franklin had 25 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for SDSU (16-5, 4-3).

Greensboro 72, CNU 69

Luqman Tijani scored 20 as the Pride (11-8, 5-5 USA South) stunned Christopher Newport (15-3, 8-2) at Freeman Center, withstanding a big comeback by the 16th-ranked Captains to end a 13-game losing streak in the rivalry.

Greensboro went on a 19-0 run for a 34-15 lead.

The Pride led 65-41 with less than 16 minutes left, but the Captains cut the margin to 70-69 with 15 seconds left. They missed two 3-point tries to tie.

Freshman Evan Thorpe led CNU with 20 points, and CNU’s Nik Biberaj had 19 points — 13 in the second half — and 12 rebounds.

MEAC

Hampton (7-13, 4-3) scored two baskets in the final seconds to beat Morgan State 64-62 in Baltimore.

Deron Powers made a tying layup with 1.8 seconds left, the Bears committed a traveling violation, and Emmanuel Okoroba hit a buzzer-beating tip-in. Okoroba scored 18, Powers 17 and Du’Vaughn Maxwell 13 for the Pirates...

Pendarvis Williams scored 23 and Malcolm Hawkins 17 as Norfolk State (13-10, 8-0 MEAC) won its seventh straight, 80-70 at Coppin State.

CAA

Freshman R.J. Hunter hit a CAA-record 10 3-pointers on 15 tries in Atlanta as Georgia State beat Old Dominion for the second time this season, 83-63. Virginia Tech transfer Manny Atkins had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers.

DeShawn Painter had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Monarchs (2-19, 0-9), who have lost nine in a row. ...

Sherrod Wright had 22 points and 11 rebounds for George Mason, which pulled away late to win 74-63 at James Madison to break the Dukes' four-game winning streak. It was the Patriots' 20th win in the rivalry's last 21 games. ...

Jonathan Lee had 17 points, five rebounds and four assists as first-place Northeastern beat Drexel 59-52 in Boston.

The Huskies (14-8, 9-1) hit 21 of 23 free throws. ...

Devon Saddler scored 21 points and Jamelle Hagins had 20 points and 11 rebounds as host Delaware (11-11, 6-3) cruised past UNC Wilmington 71-56.

Atlantic 10

Kendall Anthony scored 16 points to help Richmond upend Xavier 73-71 in a game with 15 ties and nine lead changes.

The host Spiders hit 25 of 31 free throws to the Musketeers' 20 of 31. Greg Robbins' 3-pointer at the 3:30 mark put the Spiders ahead for good at 61-59.

Xavier made two late free throws that it was trying to miss in hopes of getting a rebound and a basket. ...

Troy Daniels scored 29, hitting seven 3s, as VCU (18-5, 6-2) won its homecoming game over Fordham 81-65. Thirteen of his points came in a 19-3 second-half run that decided the issue.

VCU played the game without lightly used backup center D.J. Haley, whom Coach Shaka Smart granted a leave of absence to deal with personal issues.

More men

Southern Virginia beat Apprentice 84-73 in a U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association matchup behind a 25-9 second-half run that increased the Knights' margin to 66-44.

Southern Virginia beat Apprentice for the second time this season. Tevin Andrews had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Builders (14-8), whose only lead was 3-0. ...

Chris Astorga had 24 points as Virginia Wesleyan (14-6, 10-2 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) beat Emory and Henry 86-63.

Women

Senior Keiara Avant scored a career-high 32 to guide Hampton (17-5, 8-0 MEAC) to its eighth straight win, 81-60 at Morgan State.

Alyssa Bennett had 16 points and 12 rebounds for HU. ...

Coppin State (9-13, 5-4 MEAC) beat Norfolk State 79-49 in Baltimore despite Batavia Owens' first double-double of the season (11 points and 10 rebounds) for the Spartans (3-16, 1-7). ...

Christopher Newport (17-2, 10-2 USA South) won 91-74 at LaGrange (Ga.) as sophomore Camry Green tied her career high with 18 points and grabbed a personal-best 18 rebounds. ...

Andrea Paphites scored 14 as Virginia Wesleyan (13-8, 8-4 ODAC) won 58-55 at Washington and Lee (7-12, 4-8).

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