Down by 18 in 2nd half, Mount beats Rider, 74-72 Bryant's jumper wins it

UM loses to N.C. State

State women

February 16, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mount St. Mary's rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half to defeat Rider, 74-72, in a Northeast Conference women's game yesterday in Lawrenceville, N.J.

Kris Bryant's 14-foot jump shot with seven seconds remaining closed a 17-4 run over the game's last 5 1/2 minutes to give the Mount its third straight road victory.

The Mountaineers (13-10, 8-7) led 11-3, but a 20-4 run helped Rider (10-12, 8-7) to a 42-26 halftime advantage. The Broncs out-rebounded the Mount, 22-13, and made seven of 15 three-pointers in the half.

In the second half, Rider stretched its lead to 18 on Stephanie Franus' jumper with 19: 00 to play. From that point, the Mountaineers began to chip away at the advantage. A 9-2 run capped by Amy Langville's jumper sliced Rider's lead to 11 (48-37) with 16: 41 to play.

The Mountaineers cut the lead to single digits for the first time in the half on Jennifer Chapman's jumper with 12: 04 left.

With 35 seconds left, Patricka Smith made one of two free throws to tie the game at 72 for Rider. After taking the inbounds pass, Langville held the ball in the backcourt for 20 seconds, then went into action. With seven seconds left, she found Bryant open 14 feet away on the left side, and Bryant drained the shot to put Mount St. Mary's up by two.

Smith's desperation three-pointer was wide right, and the Mount had the win.

Langville scored 18 of her game-high 20 points in the second half, and Jo-Val Nance scored 14 for the Mount.

Franus' 13 points led the Broncs.

N.C. State 65, Maryland 62: Umeki Webb scored with 22.8 seconds remaining as N.C. State held off Maryland for an Atlantic Coast Conference triumph in Raleigh, N.C. The Terps (16-8, 7-7), who have dropped six straight at Reynolds Coliseum, have lost four of their past five games.

The Wolfpack (16-10, 6-7) scored 11 of the game's first 12 points before Maryland hit its first field goal. N.C. State led by as many as 14 in the first half.

Maryland rallied in the second half, pulling to 63-62 on Lillian Purvis' basket with 1: 21 left in the game, but Webb, who had nine assists, sealed the win with a jumper.

Navy 68, Bucknell 55: In her last home game, Adria Schneck scored 22 points to lead three Navy players in double figures as the host Mids (21-4, 8-3) beat Bucknell (11-12, 5-5) in a Patriot League game.

Navy went into the second half with only a five-point lead at 25-20 and had been out-rebounded 17-10. But the Mids quickly got the game in hand and didn't let the Bison get closer than eight in the final 13 minutes.

Junior Joanne Groth registered a double double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and junior Becky Dowling scored 12 and grabbed nine rebounds.

Maine 86, Towson State 55: Cindy Blodgett scored 21 as Maine (17-7, 14-2) romped past visiting Towson State (10-15, 6-11) in an America East game. The Tigers' top two scorers, Trinette Tucker and Sonia Keiner, combined to shoot 3-for-25, scoring 16 points.

The Black Bears got out to a 34-15 lead, ending the first half with a 22-5 run. Towson missed 31 of its first 36 shots (14 percent).

UNC-Asheville 68, UMBC 46: Senior guard Vicki Giffin scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Bulldogs over the Retrievers (3-22, 0-13) in a Big South Conference game at UMBC Fieldhouse.

UMBC was able to get as close as 13 at 44-31 with 12: 11 remaining as Kendra Damann converted a three-point play, but Asheville (12-12, 6-6) went on an 11-0 run to put the game out of reach at 55-31 with 8: 56 remaining.

UMBC was led by Damann, who scored 12, and center Monica Logan (game-high 14 rebounds).

Florida A&M 73, Coppin State 46: Aquanda Clark and Shantali Jackson each scored 12 to pace Florida A&M over visiting Coppin State before 1,577 in Tallahassee, Fla.

Kristi Webb, the lone Coppin player to reach double figures, led the Eagles with 13 points.

Pub Date: 2/16/97

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