Dulaney grad Elser lifts Fairfield by Loyola, 84-66
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield scoring leader Trish Elser (Dulaney), a 6-foot-3 senior center with a 20-point average, had 21 points and 14 rebounds for the home team in its 84-66 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Loyola at Alumni Hall yesterday.
Loyola was within 47-43 with 15 minutes, 43 seconds to go, but Fairfield stretched its margin. It made 15 of 16 free throws in the last four minutes.
Cent. Conn. 66, Towson 63
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Margaret Van Cott's short jump shot with 11 seconds left won it for Central Connecticut State, after Towson State's Danielle Barry, her side's high scorer with 19, had tied it at 63 at the 36-second mark. Shannon Ward attempted to retie it, but her 15-foot baseline shot bounced away. Paige Martin was fouled after claiming the rebound and made one of two shots.
UMBC 58, Brooklyn 55
NEW YORK -- Karyn Swann converted both ends of two one-and-ones in the final 34 seconds to lift the University of Maryland Baltimore County over Brooklyn in an East Coast Conference game.
Brooklyn had led by 55-51 with 1:53 remaining, but the Retrievers scored the game's final seven points.
Army 72, Navy 45
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Freshman Lisa Russell scored 22, helping Army to the widest margin of victory in a series that began in 1981. Russell, who was averaging 12.2 points a game, connected on 11 of 16 field-goals attempts.
Angie Dobbs (Perry Hall) ended with 15 points for Navy, which lost to the Cadets for the third time in a row.
F&M 70, J. Hopkins 64
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall moved ahead of Johns Hopkins in the Middle Atlantic Conference-Southwest standings, as Carrie Bowen led four double-figure scorers with 16, and added 10 rebounds. Lisa First topped Hopkins with 22 points.
Marymount 93, Notre Dame 39
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Marymount, with four of its 12 scorers in double figures, led by 5-foot-10 forward Denise Wolfe with 18, wore out the College of Notre Dame. Violaine Romans (Mercy), a sophomore guard, had eight points for the Saints.
Messiah 59, Western Md. 48
WESTMINSTER -- Western Maryland managed just five first-half field goals and never recovered against Messiah in a Middle Atlantic Conference interdivisional game. Sophomore center Marie Pawlowski paced the Green Terrors with a career-high 16 points and nine rebounds.
Mary Wash. 70, Goucher 40
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Renie Amoss, a junior guard, led Goucher with 26 points, six rebounds and four assists in its Capital Conference game at Mary Washington.
Coppin State 68, Howard 60
Tarese Hatch had team highs of 17 points and seven rebounds to help Coppin State get by Howard University at the Coppin Center.
UMES 52, Morgan State 42
PRINCESS ANNE -- Sondra Cockfield scored 22 points, as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore trimmed visiting Morgan State at Tawes Gymnasium. Tracy Lewis had 15 points for
Morgan State, checked with its lowest point total since getting 27 against St. Peter's in the first game of the season.
Salisbury State 81, Cabrini 72
RADNOR, Pa. -- Jennifer Boone, the nation's leading Division III scorer (27.3), made a school-record seven three-point shots, and finished with 31 points, leading Salisbury State to a win in its opening Eastern States Athletic Conference game. The previous mark was six by Sandy Jankevicius two years ago.
All.-Pitt 65, Essex CC 47
PITTSBURGH -- Dawn St. Clair had 12 points in a losing cause for visiting Essex Community College against CC Allegheny-Pittsburgh.