TOLEDO, DEC. 29 -- Jeff Grayer scored 29 points tonight to lead 16th-ranked Iowa State to an 83-61 victory over Navy in the consolation game of the Toledo Blade Classic.

The Midshipmen (1-6), who lost their sixth consecutive game, were led by sophomore center Byron Hopkins, who had 16 points and five rebounds in his second game since returning from a knee injury. Derric Turner scored 13 points for Navy, which played without 6-foot-9 freshman center Darren Morningstar, who has been suspended indefinitely for "administrative" reasons.

Earlier in the day, The (Vancouver, Wash.) Columbian reported Morningstar is considering transferring from the academy.

"I may transfer at the end of the {school} year," Morningstar said. I think I would enjoy an academic-basketball atmosphere better than a military atmosphere."

"I like the academic part, but the military part doesn't thrill me."

Navy played well early and took a 20-14 lead on a layup off an offensive rebound by Hopkins. The Cyclones then went on a 14-4 run and took a 28-24 lead. Grayer led the rally with seven points. He later surpassed the 2,000 career point mark with his last basket of the game.

Howard 69, SIU-Edwardsville 66:

Senior guard George Hamilton scored a game-high 23 points and the Bison (5-3) won the consolation game of the WLKS Classic in Lakeland, Fla.

SIU-Edwardsville (4-4) missed a chance to take the lead with 30 seconds left when guard Phil Wahl was called for traveling. Hamilton's free throws with three seconds left gave Howard its three-point margin of victory.

Rocky Gholson scored seven points during an 11-2 run that gave the Bison a 53-41 lead with 12:34 to play in the game. However, SIU-Edwardsville worked its way back in to the game. Steve Swisher's layup with 1:01 left cut Howard's lead to 67-66 on a Steve Swisher layup with 1:01 to go.

Howard's Rodney Green missed the front end of a one-and-one, but the Bison's lead was preserved by Wahl's turnover.

Miami 104, American 70:

Dennis Burns scored a game-high 24 points for the Hurricanes in the opening round of the Eastern Airlines/West Palm Beach Classic in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Hurricanes (6-3) shot 82 percent (24 of 29) from the field in the second half and finished at 66 percent for the game.

American (3-5), which made just 26 percent of its field goal attempts, was led by reserve guard Dale Spears, who finished with 17 points. Mike Sumner added 13 points for the Eagles.

UDC 74, West Georgia 72:

Forward Tim Stanfill came off the bench to score 21 points, including a pair of free throws with 22 seconds remaining that gave the Firebirds the victory in the opening round of the Gannon Invitational in Gannon, Pa.

The Firebirds (7-2) will meet Gannon in Wednesday's final. Gannon defeated Randolph-Macon, 70-56, in the tourney's other first-round game.

West Georgia led, 35-32, at halftime. But the Firebirds rallied at the beginning of the second half and went ahead to stay with 16:40 left in the game on a dunk by Richard McLean (game-high 11 rebounds) that made the score 38-37.

UDC extended its margin and led by 58-48 with 7:58 to play. However, the Braves came back and tied the score with 1:27 to play on a jumper by Tim Wyatt. Lyndon DeBellotte and Tony Harris each made a free throw to give the Firebirds a 72-70 lead.

Kregg Overton then had a chance to give West Georgia the lead with 24 seconds left when he was fouled while making a layup. Overton missed; Stanfill rebounded and was fouled. After Stanfill's free throws, West Georgia lost the ball on the inbound pass and the Firebirds ran out the clock.

NYU 80, Catholic 70:

Led by Duane Martin, who scored a game-high 20 points, the Violets (7-2) had four players score in double figures and defeated the Cardinals in the Chase Manhattan-NYU Holiday Tournament championship in New York. Catholic (5-4) was led by Kevin Morrison, who scored 15 points.

Mont.-Germantown 109, Essex CC 100:

Chris Doneski scored a team-high 27 points to lead the Gryphons (4-5) over the Knights at Rockville.