Cohen's three-pointer lifts Loyola, 73-71 Freshman burns Manhattan with 2.4 seconds to play

State women

January 25, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Freshman Shannon Cohen's off-balance three-pointer from the top of the key with 2.4 seconds remaining gave Loyola a 73-71 win over Manhattan yesterday in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game in Riverdale, N.Y.

Cohen's three-pointer accounted for the Mercy High graduate's only points of the game.

The Greyhounds (12-5, 7-2) led by as many as 11 in the second half before the Jaspers (10-9, 5-3) stormed back to take a 67-66 lead on Kim Michael's put-back with 4: 10 left to play.

Jennifer Bongard's 16 points led four Loyola players in double figures. Mary Anne Kirsch scored 15, Jina Mosley 14 and Theresa Cooney 11.

The Greyhounds shot 51.7 percent (30-for-58) for the game and made eight of 12 three-pointers.

Mount St. Mary's 79, Fairleigh Dickinson 63: Megan Gardiner scored a game-high 23 as the Mountaineers (10-7, 6-1) stormed past the visiting Knights (3-15, 3-5) in a Northeast Conference game in Emmitsburg.

Gardiner scored all of her points in just 21 minutes, due to foul trouble. Kia Williams contributed 18 points, 14 rebounds and five assists for Mount St. Mary's.

The Mountaineers never led by more than eight points in the second half and FDU trailed by only 64-60 with 4: 48 to play. But the Mount answered by outscoring the Knights 15-3 to close the game.

Northeastern 71, Towson 64: Tesha Tinsley scored 18 of her team-high 22 in the second half to lead the host Huskies (7-10, 4-5) to their second straight win in an America East game.

DTC Sonia Keiner scored a career-high 26 for the Tigers (10-8, 6-4), who have lost three of four.

After Towson pulled within five in the final minutes, Tinsley made nine of 10 foul shots to seal the win. The Tigers led 41-40 with 10: 11 to go, but Northeastern took the lead for good with a 13-2 run.

UMBC 62, Winthrop 57: The host Retrievers (5-14, 2-4) made five of six free-throw attempts in the final 30 seconds to end a five-game losing streak with a Big South win over the Eagles (2-14, 1-4).

Senior forward Kendra Damann scored a season-high 25 for UMBC. She made 11 of 12 free-throw attempts and played all 40 minutes.

The Retrievers led 57-54 with 44 seconds left and Winthrop had a chance to tie the game after UMBC's Kim Brown missed a one-and-one. But the Eagles' Jennifer Castle missed a three-point attempt with 28 seconds remaining.

Hampton 75, Coppin State 67: Danielle Dawson led four players in double figures as the host Pirates (10-5, 7-1) held off the Eagles (4-10, 2-5) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game. Liesha Mitchell led Coppin with 17 points.

The Eagles trailed by nine at halftime but were able to stay close despite shooting just 29 percent (12-for-41) in the second half.

South Carolina State 69, Morgan State 50: Keisha Evans had 14 points and Notai Mack and Charmaine Wilson 11 each to lead the host Bulldogs (3-11) over the Bears (3-12) in a MEAC game.

Johns Hopkins 72, Muhlenberg 53: Julie Anderson's 21 led the Blue Jays to a Centennial Conference win over the host Mules. Hopkins forced 18 turnovers and held Muhlenberg to 35 percent shooting for the game.

Mary Washington 100, Salisbury State 91: Andrea Sellers and Erin Caulfield each scored 22 and combined for 17 rebounds as the Eagles (10-3, 4-2) outlasted the host Sea Gulls (8-8, 4-2) in a Capital Athletic Conference game. Amy Cooke scored 25 and had 10 assists for Salisbury.

Washington College 67, Dickinson 54: Karen Bierzonski scored 14 as the visiting Shoremen (10-5, 3-4) beat the Red Devils (6-8, 3-3) in a Centennial Conference game.

Frostburg State 89, Lake Erie 15: Thirteen players scored for the host Bobcats (10-4, 4-1) en route to an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference win. Crista Smith's 15 points led Frostburg; Jenni Twigg added 14.

St. Mary's 63, York (Pa.) 53: Senior forward Lesley Kline scored a game-high 18 and made a layup to break a 51-51 tie in the final two minutes to lift the host Seahawks (11-4, 4-1) to a Capital Athletic Conference win. St. Mary's led by as much as nine in the second half before York (6-10, 2-4) used an 11-2 run to tie the game at 51.

Chowan 74, Hood 54: Melissa Kelly led all scorers with 30 in a losing effort by the host Blazers (3-8).

Pub Date: 1/25/98

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