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Hunt, AU Subdue Lafayette

From News Services and Staff Reports
Sunday, February 20, 2005; Page E15

Chanel Hunt's three-point play with 55 seconds remaining helped American to a 58-56 victory over Lafayette yesterday at Bender Arena.

Hunt's basket and free throw gave American a 56-54 lead. Joanna Barnes (Dunbar) added a pair of free throws with 28 seconds left and the Eagles survived a late scare to improve to 11-14, 6-6 in the Patriot League. The Leopards are 4-21, 2-10.

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NAVY 64, LEHIGH 59: The Midshipmen made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 50 seconds to end an eight-game losing streak against the visiting Mountain Hawks.

Navy (9-16, 5-7 Patriot) went on a 10-0 run in the second half to take the lead for good against Lehigh (17-8, 9-3). Abi Campbell led the Midshipmen with 16 points.

HOWARD 69, S.C. STATE 40: Simone Agee had 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals to lead the Bison, who outscored the visiting Bulldogs 38-16 in the second half. Brittany James added 14 points for Howard (13-10, 8-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

FLORIDA STATE 94, VIRGINIA TECH 83: Dawn Chriss had 33 points on 14-of-18 shooting, but the visiting Hokies (15-10, 4-8 ACC) lost to the Seminoles (22-6, 8-5) in triple overtime.

WEST VIRGINIA 73, GEORGETOWN 61: Kristin Heidloff had 14 points and Kieraah Marlow contributed 12 points and 12 rebounds, but the visiting Hoyas shot only 26 percent in the second half and fell to 9-15 overall, 4-9 in the Big East.

CATHOLIC 70, GALLAUDET 55: Behind 21 points from Jackie DeBorger, the Cardinals won their 13th straight to clinch a share of the Capital Athletic Conference regular-season championship. Catholic, which tied Marymount and Mary Washington for first place, will host host Gallaudet in the first round of the CAC tournament Tuesday.

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