Saturday's local interest men's college basketball roundup: Hampton survives despite Phoebus grad's 38 points for Howard

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Phoebus High graduate James Daniel netted a career-high 38 points for Howard, but Hampton University hung on to defeat the Bison 81-78 Saturday night in Washington.

Du'Vaughn Maxwell scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Pirates, and Williamsburg's Deron Powers hit two free throws with 4 seconds left as Hampton held off a late rally.

Hampton (15-11, 10-3), which remained in second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, opened a 73-60 lead with 4:27 remaining when Maxwell finished a fast break with a dunk. But Howard responded with an 18-6 run, including 11 points from Daniel, to pull within one.

Daniel had a chance to tie the game, but missed the first of three free throws with 6 seconds to play.

Hampton's Brian Darden, another former Phoebus player, added 15 points, while Jervon Pressley and Powers scored 10 apiece.

The two teams combined for 64 fouls and 92 free throws. Daniel knocked down six 3s and 16 of 24 free throws, but finished with nine of the 20 turnovers for Howard (6-21, 4-8). Tyler Stone added with 17 points.

More MEAC:

Norfolk State gained a 73-68 victory at Coppin State as Brandon Goode, Pendarvis Williams and Malcolm Hawkins scored 15 points apiece for the Spartans. Goode grabbed 11 rebounds.

NSU (15-11, 9-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) broke from a 17-17 tie to go ahead 28-21 and led the rest of the way, though the Eagles cut their deficit from 17 points to three with nine seconds remaining.

Taariq Cephas scored 19 points and Sterling Smith 14 for Coppin State (9-18, 6-8).

Atlantic 10:

Richmond shot 64 percent from the field in the second half after a 25-percent first half to beat La Salle 62-49 at the sold-out Robins Center.

Sophomore forward Terry Allen scored a career-high 23 points for the Spiders (18-9, 8-4 Atlantic 10), including 17 after halftime.

Allen scored eight consecutive points for the Spiders to put them ahead 48-41 with 8:21 left. He then assisted two of Richmond’s next three baskets.

Guard Tyreek Duren led La Salle (12-14, 4-8) with 26 points. No other Explorer scored more than 10. ...

Despite 26 points by former Bethel High and Hampton Roads Academy player Ovie Soko, Duquesne squandered an 18-point second-half lead and lost 57-54 to Dayton in an Atlantic 10 game in Pittsburgh.

Jordan Sibert scored 17 for the Flyers (19-8, 7-5). The Dukes fell to 11-15, 3-10. ...

Jordair Jett scored 16 points, Rob Loe added 12 and No. 10 Saint Louis earned its 19th straight win by holding off George Washington 66-59.

The only teams with longer current winning streaks are Wichita State (28) and Stephen F. Austin (22).Reserve Grandy Glaze added 10 points for the Billikens (25-2, 12-0 Atlantic 10), and Austin McBroom and Mike McCall both sank two free throws in the final 20.7 seconds to seal the win.

Joe McDonald scored 21 points and Kevin Larsen had 14 for GW (20-7, 8-5). Larsen and Isaiah Armwood grabbed 11 rebounds apiece.

Big South:

Virginia Beach's D.J. Covington scored 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Rodney Glasgow added 26 points as VMI beat Radford 88-76 in Lexington.

Covington, a Norfolk Academy graduate who had a career-high 33 points in his last game, made 10 of 13 shots and 9 of 12 free throws for the Keydets (17-10, 10-4 Big South). Glasgow made all eight of his free throws as VMI finished 21 of 29 from the line and shot 51 percent from the field after going 13 of 21 in the second half.

Javonte Green had 21 points for Radford (18-11, 8-6), with R.J. Price and Brandon Holcomb adding 11 each. ...

Devante Wallace scored 20 points as High Point cruised to an 85-59 win over Longwood. High Point (14-13, 10-4 Big South) set a school record with 26 assists.

Tristan Carey led Longwood (8-21, 3-11) with 17 points and eight rebounds. ...

Davon Marshall scored 15 points in leading a balanced attack as Liberty (10-19, 4-10 Big South) snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 79-59 win at Campbell.

Big East:

Georgetown beat Xavier 74-52 in Washington as Markel Starks scored 22 points to help the Hoyas halt a two-game slide.

Jabril Trawick added 13 points for the Hoyas (16-11, 7-8 Big East), who committed only four turnovers in avenging an 80-67 defeat at Xavier on Jan. 15. Georgetown also received nine points and seven rebounds from Nate Lubick while limiting the conference's third-highest-scoring team to 52 points after allowing 82 in each of its last two defeats.

Semaj Christon scored 18 points to pace the sluggish Musketeers (18-9, 8-6), who fell to 1-4 in their last five road games.

More in Division I:

Akeem Richmond scored 23 points as East Carolina beat Rice 67-55, giving the Pirates (15-13, 4-9 Conference USA) back-to-back victories for the first time since December. ...

Towson notched its fourth straight victory against Hofstra, 83-77, in Hempstead, N.Y.

Behind 22 points and six rebounds from forward Jerrelle Benimon, the Tigers moved to 20-9 overall and 11-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association, firming their hold on No. 2 in the conference with two games left before the March 7-10 tournament in Baltimore.

The Pride (8-21, 4-10) was led by forward Zeke Upshaw with 33 points and four rebounds, but also six turnovers.

CNU 59, Marymount 56

Christopher Newport survived shaky free-throw shooting down the stretch Saturday to close its regular season with a 59-56 victory at Marymount in Arlington.

Tra Benefield had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Captains, and Tim Daly added 15 points and seven rebounds for CNU.

The Captains (17-8, 9-7) completed a two-game sweep of Marymount and will play their first Capital Athletic Conference tournament game Tuesday, when they visit Salisbury in an 8 p.m. quarterfinal. Salisbury won a tiebreaker over CNU for the fourth seed and thus gained the right to host.

The Saints had two opportunities to tie the score with a late 3-pointer, but both missed.

 “I think we did everything we could to give it back there at the end, but we were able to pull it out,” CNU coach John Krikorian said on the postgame radio show.

More small colleges:

Junior Johnnie Ferebee scored 21 points as the Apprentice School pulled away in the second half to knock off Williamson Trade 71-62.

The Builders (14-9) closed the first half on a 9-0 run to tie the game at 30.

Jay Melendez was the other double-figure scorer for the Builders with 11 points.

Debro Curtis topped Williamson (12-14) with 21 points, with Chris Devinney netting 16 and Justin Swift 14. ...

DJ Woodmore scored 19 points and Cameron Owens added 13 points and nine rebounds in Virginia Wesleyan’s 75-57 win at Guilford.

Khory Moore (12 points) and Sedric Nady (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Marlins (18-6, 11-4 Old Dominion Athletic Conference). ...

Senior Andre Simon, a Menchville High graduate, had 15 points and seven rebounds as Randolph-Macon, ranked No. 20 by, erased a nine-point deficit with 8:15 remaining in winning 68-62 at Washington and Lee in an ODAC regular-season finale.

The Yellow Jackets raised their overall record to 20-5, their seventh consecutive 20-win campaign, and are the top seeds for the ODAC tournament.

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