Coppin rallies to edge UMES, 72-68 Morgan wins at N.C. A&T

Terps women pound Tech

January 27, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Down three at the half, Coppin State pushed it up a notch to defeat UMES, 72-68, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game last night in Princess Anne.

Fred Warrick scored 20 points as the Eagles (9-7, 7-1 MEAC) remained a game and a half behind conference leader South Carolina State (11-5, 9-0), which beat Howard, 100-82.

UMES' Cryhten Langhorne tied the game, 66-66, with 3: 00 to play on a pair of free throws. But senior guard Antoine Brockington, who was held to 13 points on 4-for-15 shooting, had two key free throws down the stretch as Coppin State put the game away.

Danny Singletary and Kareem Lewis added 10 each for Coppin State, which also got a game-high 12 rebounds from Dorian Pena.

Langhorne scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds to lead UMES (7-10, 5-4).

Morgan State 76, North Carolina A&T 66: Rasheed Sparks scored 18 points and Morgan State (5-12, 5-4 MEAC) shot 54 percent to defeat host North Carolina A&T (5-11, 4-5).

Curtis King added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears.

Albert Perkins scored 18 points and Marque Carrington added 12 for A&T, which hit only 23 of 64 shots (36 percent) and committed 19 turnovers in the game.

Morgan State won despite 20 turnovers and three technical fouls. Sparks, King and Michael Canady were all whistled for hanging on the rim after dunks.

The Aggies trailed by only two at halftime despite shooting 41 percent (12-for-29) in the first half compared to 50 percent (15 of 30) for Morgan. But the Bears eventually pulled away by hitting 17 of 29 second-half shots (59 percent).

Women

Maryland 68, Georgia Tech 57: Branka Bogunovic scored 16 points to power Maryland (11-8, 4-5) past host Georgia Tech (9-10, 2-7) in ACC action.

The Terps built an eight-point halftime advantage by outshooting the Yellow Jackets .482 from the floor to .379.

Sonia Chase and Kalisa Davis each scored 12.

Central Connecticut State 69, Mount St. Mary's 47: Vicki Guarneri (16 points) and Qualisha Zyhier (16 points, nine rebounds) combined efforts to hand the host Mount (10-8, 6-2) its worst-ever Northeast Conference loss at Knott Arena.

Megan Gardiner led the Mount with 15 points and seven rebounds. The win by the Lady Blue Devils was the first meeting between the two teams.

Central Connecticut (11-5, 7-1) took the lead with 12: 58 remaining in the first half, and never trailed again. Mount St. Mary's could only get as close as nine in the second half.

UMES 84, Coppin State 71: Kristi Sheldon scored 17 points and Vanessa Velez added 15 as the host Lady Hawks defeated the Lady Eagles in overtime at Princess Anne.

Trisha Allen led Coppin with a game-high 22 points.

UMES forced 30 turnovers to Coppin State's 20.

North Carolina A&T 47, Morgan State 45: Nyah Ferreira avoided the overtime by hitting a layup with 1.8 seconds left in the game to lift the Lady Aggies (3-11, 3-6) over the Lady Bears (3-13, 2-7) in MEAC action.

Tennille Woods led N.C. A&T with 12 points and Morgan State's Monique Liddel had 14.

Pub Date: 1/27/98

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