Stevens, Towson drop Bucknell, 75-53 Mount defeats Wagner in Northeast opener


January 04, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Silesia Stevens scored a career-high 14 points as Towson University rolled to a 75-53 women's non-conference win over Bucknell yesterday at the Towson Center.

Towson is off to its best start since 1994, when it finished the season 17-11.

The Tigers never trailed after Sonia Keiner (10 points) made a three-pointer just 12 seconds into the game. The Tigers (7-4) held a three-point lead midway through the first half before going on a 13-1 run to lead 41-30 at halftime.

Towson ended any threat by the Bison (6-7) with a 12-2 spurt to open the second half.

Freshman Jess Gordon scored 12 points and Danita Smith had 11 for the Tigers.

Mount St. Mary's 78, Wagner 69: Kia Williams led four players in double figures with 19 points as the Mountaineers (5-6) opened Northeast Conference play with a win in Staten Island, N.Y.

Megan Gardiner added 15 points, Jo-Val Nance 12 and Deanna Butters 11 for Mount St. Mary's, which won despite having more turnovers (19-14).

The Mountaineers led by nine at halftime and stayed in front by shooting 62 percent (15-for-24) in the second half.

Wagner's Susan Moffat led all scorers with 30 points, including eight three-pointers.

Delaware State 78, Coppin State 64: Chavonne Stewart scored a career-high 24 points as the host Hornets (2-7, 1-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) handed the Eagles (2-6, 0-2) their fifth straight loss.

Gloria Schley led Coppin State with 18 points, and Simone Adams had 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Delaware State led by 10 at halftime and 53-40 with 14 minutes left before the Eagles got within 58-54 on Schley's layup midway through the second half.

The Hornets then took control of the game with a 10-3 run over the next four minutes.

Bowie State 71, Virginia State 56: Rashida Brooks' 18 points and 12 rebounds led the host Bulldogs (11-1). Beverley Winstead contributed 16 points and Tarsha Wilson 15 for Bowie State, which led 35-21 at halftime.

Goucher 68, Medaille College 56: Freshman guard Sarah Zona had a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Gophers (1-7) won the consolation game of the Pittsburgh-Bradford Tournament. Goucher scored 18 points off 27 turnovers by the Mavericks (0-10).

Pub Date: 1/04/98

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