Lee paces Maryland over North Carolina, 88-68
COLLEGE PARK -- Dafne Lee (Walbrook) was the star, as the University of Maryland (11-6, 4-1) rebounded from its loss at No. 1-ranked Virginia Wednesday to pin an 88-68 loss on visiting North Carolina (9-7, 0-3) in an Atlantic Coast Conference meeting at Cole Field House yesterday. Lee, a 5-foot-11 junior, had 20 points, six rebounds, and seven assists in 32 minutes.
Bonnie Rimkus, a 6-4 backup center for the Terrapins, made seven of nine shots from the field and ended with 16 points, all in the second half. Reserve Dawn Bradley topped Carolina with 12 points and eight rebounds. Maryland led, 44-26, at the half, and wound up shooting 58 percent (to 39 for UNC) from the field.
Maryland contributed to North Carolina's problems by forcing 28 turnovers. The Terrapins had 18.
Towson State 74, Hofstra 70
Gina Daniel (Fallston/Essex CC) hit a desperation three-point shot at the regulation buzzer to force an overtime period, and Towson State (5-10, 1-2) went on to defeat Hofstra (1-5, 0-4) in an East Coast Conference game at the Towson Center. From a tie at 60, Tara Rottet scored seven points in the extra session.
Amy Green (Dulaney) topped Towson State, getting 17 before fouling out with 17 seconds left in regulation. Rottet added 15 and a team-high six rebounds.
Navy 76, Phila. Textile 48
ANNAPOLIS -- Navy (10-5), ahead by one at halftime, shot 57 percent (to 20 for Textile) from the field in the second half, and used a solid 48-38 rebound margin to thwart the visitors (9-10).
Junior forward Angie Dobbs (Perry Hall) led Navy with 26 points, and now needs 47 points to become only the fourth player in Navy women's basketball to reach 1,000 points. Also scoring in double figures for the winners were freshman center Kim Cowling, 12, and senior guard Kristen Waller and sophomore Kim Drayton, 11 apiece.
St. Joseph's, Maine 92, CND 41
PURCHASE, N.Y. -- St. Joseph's, from North Windham, Maine, and ranked No. 17 in Division III, had all 10 players score in beating the College of Notre Dame in the first round of the Manhattanville College tournament.
Goucher 68, Gwynedd Mercy 57
Renie Amoss, a sophomore guard, led four double-figure scorers with 21, as Goucher (4-3) won its fourth straight game.
Mount St. Mary's 65, Marist 54
EMMITSBURG -- Mount St. Mary's (9-5, 5-1) held Marist College (5-7, 1-3) scoreless for the last 6 minutes, 38 seconds while scoring 19 and wiping out a 54-46 deficit. Paula Balakonis had nine points and tied Vanessa Blair for scoring honors with 15.
Zelma Owens, who triggered a comeback from a 10-point deficit six minutes into the game, added 14. Diana Matula had a strong all-around effort with six points, 14 rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block. It was the fourth straight win for the home team. Danielle Galarneau had 19 and eight rebounds for Marist.
UMBC 73, Rider 68
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Angel Webb (Woodlawn) and Nikki Tinsley each scored 4 in a 10-0 run, as the University of Maryland Baltimore County (9-6, 3-0) erased a 60-58 Rider (4-10, 2-2) lead with 6:38 remaining. Once in command, the Retrievers made five of their last six free throws in the closing minutes to keep the home team at bay. Webb, a 6-foot junior forward, sparked UMBC with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Morgan 77, Beth.-Cookman 48
Tracy Lewis scored 16, and Theresa Brown added 11 points and 11 rebounds, leading Morgan State (3-10, 2-4) past visiting Bethune-Cookman (4-11, 1-4) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game. Bobby Floyd and Sheila Water had 10 points apiece for Bethune-Cookman.
Mary Wash. 84, St. Mary's 38
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Mary Washington (6-6, 1-1) had 10 scorers, including three in double figures, in overwhelming visiting St. Mary's (1-9, 0-4) in a Capital Athletic Conference game. Mary Washington dominated all phases of the game -- particularly shooting from the field (40 to 32) and rebounding (57-39) -- and forced the opposition into 46 turnovers. Linda Konfala had 20 points for Mary Washington, and Kirstin Smith and Leslie Anthony had 11 apiece for the Seahawks. Smith also had 12 rebounds.
Messiah 71, W. Md. 53
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Messiah (8-6) took advantage of poor Western Maryland (7-8) first-half shooting to win a Middle Atlantic Conference interdivisional game. Western Maryland made just five of 30 shots in the first 20 minutes as the host Falcons jumped to a 34-14 lead. Teresa Clark led Messiah with 19 and 12 rebounds. Freshman Sue Head (Westminster) topped Western Maryland with 15, followed by Rhonda Small, 13.
J. Hopkins 77, F&M 71
Johns Hopkins (10-4, 3-1) made 18 of 20 second-half foul shots and stunned Franklin & Marshall (11-3, 5-1), ranked No. 13 in Division III. The loss ended a 37-game winning streak against Middle Atlantic Conference-Southwest opposition over the last three seasons.