For Barry, doubles are routine

December 23, 1993|By Gary Lambrecht | Gary Lambrecht,Staff Writer

Danielle Barry doesn't surprise people anymore. After three seasons as an all-conference basketball player, the Towson State senior forward is expected to finish her career by collecting All-Big South first-team honors for the second straight time.

Five games into the season, Barry is delivering. After scoring 18 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to lift the Tigers to a 71-69 victory over North Carolina-Asheville Saturday, Barry has achieved a double-double in every game.

Barry, a 5-foot-10 forward, is averaging a team-high 16.4 points, a conference-high 12.0 rebounds and is shooting 55 percent for the Tigers (3-2, 2-0 in the Big South). By early January, she should own the school career rebounding record. Barring injury, Barry also should become the Tigers' career-scoring leader. She needs 263 points for that record.

Young talent steps up

Last week was an exceptional time for two of the area's younger basketball players.

Towson State sophomore forward Tanya Belair made the best of her first start with an unusual triple-double in a 57-52 victory over Winthrop. Belair scored 17 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had a Big South-record 10 steals. Her free throws in the final seconds sealed the victory. For that busy night of work, Belair was named Big South Player of the Week.

UMBC guard Tori Moten gave the Retrievers a huge lift and earned Big South Rookie of the Week honors in the process.

Stepping in for injured point guard Jen Gloyd, Moten, a 5-9 freshman, scored 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting and had five assists to lead UMBC to a 62-54 victory over UNC-Asheville. She then scored six points and had five assists in UMBC's 60-45 victory over Winthrop before leaving the game with an ankle injury.

Moten has 25 assists in her past four games. She leads the 2-3 Retrievers in assists (5.3) and steals (2.4).

Morgan State's troubles

It has been a rough month for the basketball program at Morgan State.

The men's team has been stung by a knee injury to guard/forward Terrence Hunter and the loss of center Jarrad Smith (academic ineligibility) and guard Brandon Parker, who quit the team over differences with coach Michael Holmes.

Last week's 75-70 victory at Long Island University-Brooklyn prevented what might have been a winless December. The Bears (1-5) still have to tangle with Loyola, Ill., and travel to New Mexico State before the new year. In their five defeats, the Bears have gone down by an average of 20 points.

Morgan State's women's team probably wishes it were that competitive. The Bears are 0-8 and have been outscored by an average of 40 points.

Loyola golf nationally ranked

Loyola's men's golf team has achieved its first national ranking. The Greyhounds, who won their third Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title in the past four years and won two tournaments last fall, are ranked 37th in the NCAA coaches poll ** published in Golf World magazine.

Speaking of fall sports at Loyola, do you think men's soccer coach Bill Sento wonders about what might have been? After his Greyhounds tested Virginia in the NCAA second round before falling, 2-1, the Cavaliers breezed to their third straight national championship, winning their next three games by a combined score of 8-1.

Loyola was the only team in the tournament to lead the Cavaliers. The Greyhounds took a 1-0 lead seven minutes into the second half, but even a heroic performance by goalie Zach Thornton (career-high 11 saves) couldn't stop Virginia.

Gabriele heads for NCAAs

James Madison junior Mark Gabriele (Calvert Hall) has qualified for the NCAA Division I men's swimming and diving national championships in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly.

The national championships will take place March 24-26 in

Minneapolis.

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