Navy earned its best start yesterday by defeating Lafayette, 67-52, at Alumni Hall and running its record to 15-2 overall, 3-1 in the Patriot League.
Junior Becky Dowling led the Mids by tying her season-high with 26 points. She also had 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Navy pulled to a 20-2 lead in the first nine minutes of the game, and led 39-18 at halftime due in large part to 62 percent field-goal shooting.
In the second half, Lafayette outscored Navy, 34-28, but never got closer than 13.
Sophomore Laurie Coffey scored 17 and had a game-high 15 rebounds for Navy and Adria Schneck scored 12.
New Hampshire 88, Towson State 67: Seniors Pam Brandell and Sheila Danker combined to score 54 as the Wildcats (10-6, 7-1) were easy winners over the host Tigers in an America East Conference game.
The loss was Towson State's fifth straight.
Trailing by 12 at the half, the Tigers pulled to within 69-60 on a basket by LaTonya Joyner with 5: 33 left. Danker, however scored the game's next six points to push New Hampshire's lead to 75-61.
Brandell made 10-of-12 shots; Danker, the America East's leading scorer, connected on 10-of-24 shots to go along with five assists and three steals.
Western Maryland 70, Haverford 62: Junior forward Katie Haley posted her third consecutive double-double with game-highs of 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Green Terror (9-2, 4-1) over Haverford (4-10, 1-4) in a Centennial Conference game.
Haley scored six in an 18-2 Western Maryland run that broke a 32-32 tie early in the second half.
Haverford (4-10, 1-4) used a 13-4 rally to pull within 60-54 with 2: 45 to play, put the Green Terror made eight of 10 free throws in the final two minutes to hold on for its eighth straight win.
Western Maryland set a single-game team record with 17 blocked shots.
UNC-Asheville 73, UMBC 70: Vicki Griffin scored a career-high 39 -- including 13-for-13 on free throws -- as the Bulldogs (1-3, 7-7 Big South) nipped the Retrievers at home in overtime.
Griffin scored the Bulldogs' final nine, helping her team rally from a four-point deficit with 20 seconds left in regulation. Kendra Damann scored 20 for UMBC (0-4, 3-12) and Monica Logan scored 15 and had 17 rebounds.
Griffin's total was the third-highest single-game effort in conference history.
Coppin State 59, Hampton 47: Lisa Briggs had 15 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals to help Coppin State (3-8) over visiting Hampton (6-7).
Hampton forced Coppin into 37 turnovers, but made only 28 percent (14 of 51) of its shots. The Eagles hit eight of 12 shots in the second half.
Morgan State 68, Delaware State 60: Freshman Monique Liddell scored 26 and grabbed eight rebounds as the Bears improved to 6-6 overall with a win at home. Morgan State has won six of its last seven games. Senior guard Kaira Warfield added 18 points, five rebounds and five steals, as the Hornets fell to 0-12.
Salisbury State 84, Goucher 54: The Seagulls (8-5, 3-1) grabbed a 23-point halftime lead and ran from the visiting Gophers (2-10, 0-4) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.
Jessica LaTour and Jill Trout each scored 16 for Salisbury, which forced 30 turnovers.
St. Mary's 58, Catholic 45: Liz McCurdy scored 11 of her game-high 17 in the second half as the Seahawks (5-5) won a Capital Athletic Conference game.
Pub Date: 1/19/97