Trial of UM's Davis postponed

March 03, 1998|By Christian Ewell

Attorneys for Maryland basketball player Kalisa Davis requested and received postponement of her assault trial yesterday in Prince George's County District Court in Hyattsville.

Judge Beverly Woodard granted the motion for Davis, who faces simple misdemeanor assault charges after an alleged attack on teammate and McDonogh graduate Sonia Chase, 21, in a Cole Field House locker room on Oct. 27. The new trial date has not been determined. This was the second postponement in the case against Davis, 21, of Williamstown, N.J., originally scheduled for trial on Feb. 23.

Charging documents issued on Nov. 24 state that after threatening Chase, Davis struck Chase repeatedly and bit her hand. In addition to giving Chase a broken nose, the attack also earned Davis a three-game suspension at the beginning of the season, which the Terps finished with a 15-13 record.

Davis received second-team All-ACC honors yesterday after averaging 14.9 points and 6.0 rebounds. Chase received All-ACC honorable mention after averaging 13.6 points and leading the league with 3.1 steals per game.

Pub Date: 3/03/98

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