No. 1 Western defeats Coolidge, 63-47 Johnson scores 26 as D.C. team falls

December 16, 1990

Dana Johnson scored 26 points for the second straight game, as top-ranked Western (2-0) defeated Coolidge, 63-47, in the second day of the Project Survival Greater Baltimore Women's Inc. Second Annual Pre-Christmas Mixer Invitational Tournament at the College of Notre Dame last night.

The Doves outscored Coolidge, ranked No. 9 by The Washington Post, 21-5, in the first quarter and led the rest of the way.

Johnson, a 6-foot-2 senior center, scored 12 of her points on free throws. She also had scored 26 in the Doves' opener against Archbishop Spalding on Friday.

Sophomore guard Kisha Ford, who scored 29 on Friday, added 14 points for Western and Kelly Evans contributed 10.

In other tournament games, the matchup between No. 2 Mount Hebron and No. 3 St. Mary's lost some of its luster because Saints All-Metro forward Laura Coakley did not play because of a knee injury.

Without Coakley, St. Mary's (3-2) proved little competition for the Vikings (3-1), losing, 61-31. Cescili Drake scored 17 to lead Mount Hebron, Erica McCauley added 14 and Christy McCauley (Erica's sister) contributed 10.

Mount Hebron led, 18-6, after the first quarter, and led the rest of the way.

Dawn Stewart scored 18 and Jamelle Stewart added 16, as H.D. Woodson, ranked No. 5 by The Washington Post, defeated Archbishop Spalding (2-5), 49-39.

Lake Clifton rallied with a 16-2 run before losing, 42-38 to University City of Philadelphia.

University City opened with a 9-0 run and led by 18 with less than five minutes left in the game.

In the final period, Lake Clifton coach James Monroe said his team switched to a zone offense, intended to help the Lakers control the ball and prevent University City (4-1) from scoring on easy layups.

The plan worked, and Lake Clifton (2-2), cold from the field to that point, was able to get several shots from close range.

Melissa Cuneo scored 23 points to lead No. 5 Seton Keough to a 69-31 win over Poly. All but one of the Gators scored as Seton Keough took command in the second half, outscoring the Engineers, 45-15, en route to the victory.

Sonia Chase scored 13 points to lead a trio of McDonogh double-digit scorers, as the Eagles beat Edmondson, 48-19. Chase, Kathleen Wallen and Sarah Hill, all underclassmen, helped the Eagles build an 18-4 lead in the first quarter and expand it to 32-13 by halftime.

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