Alabama routs Coppin, 98-31, in Shoney's tourney

December 04, 1993|By From Staff Reports TUSCALOOSA, Ala.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama built a 51-9 halftime lead and went on to a 98-31 victory over Coppin State in the opening round of the Shoney's Inn Classic last night.

Eleven players scored for the 19th-ranked Crimson Tide (3-0), led by Yolanda Watkins with 16 points. Sharrona Alexander added 14, Carla Koonce 12 and Madonna Thompson 11. Alexander also led the team with 11 rebounds.

After the teams traded baskets at the start, Alabama pulled away with a 41-3 run. Coppin State (0-3) had 37 turnovers as the Tide rotated 14 players in applying full-court pressure.

The one sore point for Alabama was an injury to starting forward Marlene Stevenson, who sprained her ankle two minutes into the game.

She is questionable for today's championship game.

No. 8 North Carolina 90 UMBC 33

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Sylvia Crawley and Tonya Sampson scored 17 points each to lead North Carolina past UMBC.

Eunice French was the leading scorer for UMBC with 11 points.

North Carolina outscored UMBC in the first half, 44-17. UMBC's Tori Moten and Nikki Tinsley each scored seven points.

Johns Hopkins 60, Brandeis 48

WALTHAM, Mass.

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Amy Dodrill scored 25 points and pulled down eight rebounds, leading visiting Johns Hopkins (5-0, 1-0) past Brandeis (1-1, 1-1), in a University Athletic Association League game.

Lori Leonard added 15 points and a game-high 18 rebounds for Johns Hopkins.

Forward Kerri DiZoglio had 12 points for Brandeis, which was 11-for-35 in the second half.

W. Maryland 77, Frostburg 57

YORK, Pa.

YORK, Pa. -- Western Maryland freshman forward Sandi DeJager came off the bench to shoot 8-for-8 for 18 points to lead the Green Terrors past Frostburg State in the first round of the Lady Spartan Invitational.

Western Maryland senior guard Sue Head (Westminster) scored 17 and junior forward Krista Shaffer added 12 points.

Western Maryland went 14-for-16 from the free-throw line in the first half.

Sophomore guard Lena Patterson had 16 points to lead Frostburg, and junior guard Shannon Grieve (Oakland Mills) scored 11.

Western Maryland will play York today at 3 p.m. in the championship game.

Montclair St. 72, Goucher 63

MONTCLAIR, N.J.

MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Goucher sophomore forward Didi Cotton (Western) and freshman guard Monica Santana (Edgewood) each had 14 points, but Montclair State took a first-half lead and held on to win in the first round of the Dial Classic Tournament.

Junior forward Cassandra Clemons (Loch Raven) scored 12 points for Goucher.

Montclair State sophomore guard Lisa Villalta set a school record with 11 steals and scored 18.

Goucher will play Eastern Connecticut State today in the consolation round.

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