Penn State rally tops Mount in opener for 64-57 victory Freshman lifts UMBC in women's opener, 51-50

November 24, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Penn State used a 14-0 run early in the second half to erase a nine-point deficit and defeat visiting Mount St. Mary's, 64-57, in the opener for both teams.

Gerben Van Dorpe led the Mount with 16 points and had 11

rebounds. Gregory Harris and Rob Balgac had 10 points each.

The Mount led 24-20 at the half and scored the next five points before the Nittany Lions started their rally. Penn State stretched its lead to as many as 11 points. The Mount got as close as four with four minutes left.

Pete Lisicky led the Lions with 21 points.

Villa Julie 64, St. Mary's 60: Senior forward Shuron Woodyard scored 21 points as the Mustangs (1-1) came from behind to edge the Seahawks (0-2) in the consolation of the Blue Jay Classic at Johns Hopkins.

Hampden-Sydney 83, Goucher 64: Bryan Sheridan and Maurice Ross each scored 14 points and the host Tigers (2-0) won the Wal-Mart Tipoff Classic Tournament title. Bakari Ward had a game-high 20 points for the Gophers (1-1), who trailed by as much as 21 in the second half.

Women

UMBC 51, Cleveland State 50: Freshman forward Allyson Sieka scored UMBC's final seven points to lift the Retrievers over visiting Cleveland State in the opener for both teams.

UMBC held a 48-45 advantage with 3: 58 left to play, but the Vikings tied the score, 48-48, on a free throws by LeAnna Hicks.

Sieka's three point basket then gave UMBC the lead for good at 51-48.

St. Peter's 101, UMES 56: Four players scored in double figures as the host Peahens opened the season with a win over the Hawks. Tonya Gertrude and Patty Marchese each had 17 points for St. Peter's, which led 47-27 at the half.

The Peahens finished with a 66-33 edge in rebounds.

Johns Hopkins 67, Catholic 32: Julie Anderson scored 23 and added 14 rebounds as Johns Hopkins overpowered the Cardinals in the first round of the Blue Jay Classic.

Johns Hopkins, which plays William Paterson in today's championship final at 3 p.m., led by as many as 41 in the second half.

Western Maryland 95, Villa Julie 27: Junior forward Katie Haley missed just one shot on her way to a 25-point performance that helped the Green Terror (1-1) roll over the Mustangs (0-2) in the consolation of the Lady Spartan Tournament at York College.

Franklin & Marshall 62, St. Mary's 52: Mika Lugue's 18 points helped the host Diplomats capture the championship of the Tipoff Tournament. Elizabeth McCurdy led St. Mary's with 15 points.

Salisbury State 78, Fredonia State 35: The Sea Gulls (1-1) scored 18 unanswered points midway through the first half on the way to victory in the consolation of the Penn State-Behren Tournament. Salisbury's Dominique Lisa led all scorers with 18 points.

Pub Date: 11/24/96

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