FROM STAFF REPORTS

Johnny Cronin and Jacob Williams scored 20 points apiece to lead the University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team to a 68–62 Capital Athletic Conference victory over visiting Penn State–Harrisburg on Saturday at the Anderson Center.

Cronin pulled down 15 rebounds while Williams snagged 10 more for the Eagles, who improved their record to 15–7, 7–4 in the CAC.

The Eagles took the lead early and maintained it through much of the game until the Nittany Lions cut it to 62–59 with 36 seconds remaining. Da’Shawn Cook drained two free throws, and when the Lions got closer at 64–62, Cook and Williams each scored a pair of free throws each to secure the win.

The Eagles travel to Southern Virginia on Wednesday for another CAC encounter.

Penn State–Harrisburg (13–9, 5–6): Brandon Coleman 7, Kahlil Williams 24, Donyae Baylor-Carroll 14, Zegary Scott III 4, Keenan Wise 8, Chris Bing 5. Totals: 22 12-16 62.

UMW (15–7, 7–4): Johnny Cronin 20, Jacob Williams 20, Da’Shawn Cook 10, A.J. Robinson 2, Drew Johnson 7, Greg Rowson 9, Totals: 23 16-20 68.

Halftime: UMW, 33-21. Three-point basket: Penn State–Harrisburg 6 (Baylor–Carroll 4, Coleman, Wise), UMW 6 (Williams 3, Cook 2, Johnson). Rebounds: Penn State–Harrisburg 36 (Williams 10), UMW 40 (Cronin 15).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Leading by 15 points at halftime, the Eagles stepped up their defensive intensity in the second half and limited the Nittany Lions to just six points in running away with a 66–28 CAC victory at the Anderson Center.

Jordan Pamlayne paced UMW with 15 points and 11 rebounds while Emily Thompson chipped in 12 points and Meghan Comer 10 points.

The Eagles will play host Southern Virginia in another CAC contest on Wednesday.

Penn State-Harrisburg (9–13, 3–8): Anna Mahan 2, Abrianna Hamby 2, Shanique Mattis 6, Laurel Amey 3, Kendis Butler 6, Rachel Miller 1, Aireo Payne 2, Katie Humphrey 2, Madison Hemler 2, Briana Davis 2, Totals: 11 2–6 28.

UMW (10–12, 4–7): Alannah Miller 5, Jordan Pamlayne 15, Emily Thompson 12, Meghan Comer 10, Kayla Sakyi 7, Faith St. Clair 7, Erika Carter 7, Thora Gibbs 4. Totals: 25 11-15 66.

Halftime: UMW, 37–22. Three-point basket: Penn State-Harrisburg 4 (Butler 2, Mattis, Amey), UMW 5 (Thompson 3, Comer, Miller). Rebounds: Penn State-Harrisburg 30 (Mattis 5), UMW 34 (Pamlayne 11).

WINTER TRACK

Rajah Walton cleared 22 feet, 6.5 inches to finish third in the men’s long jump as the Eagles competed in the VMI Winter Relays. Walton’s leap was the best of all Division III competitors at the meet.

Ripken Smith’s toss of 15.82 meters was good enough for fourth place in the men’s hammer. David Danek and Ben Onguene cleared 6–2.25 to finish fourth and fifth, respectively, in the men’s high jump.

Victoria Chanthayasak-White cleared 4–11 to finish fifth in the women’s high jump; she was the top Division III finisher.

The Eagles will next compete at the CAC championships in Newport News, beginning Friday.

MEN’S TENNIS

Patrick Hughes and Mike Fleming won their doubles match, then split to claim individual matches in leading the 20th-ranked Eagles to a 7–2 victory over visiting No. 15 N.C. Wesleyan in the Eagles’ home opener at the Indoor Tennis Center.

Derek Hagino and Ryland Byrd also won their doubles match, and UMW got solo victories from Matt Miles, Cole Tecce and Moses Hutchinson.

The Eagles host George Mason in an exhibition match on Friday.

MEN’S LACROSSE

Chris White scored three goals and Shane McKenzie made two assists, but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles fell behind early and dropped a 14–7 nonconference game to Hampden–Sydney College in Farmville.

The Eagles (0–2) will be on the road again next Saturday, this time against host Shenandoah.



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