Fla. International rips Mount, 85-54 State women

November 14, 1998|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Mount St. Mary's opened its women's basketball season with an 85-54 loss to the hosts in the first round of the Florida International University Tip-Off Classic last night in Miami.

The game marked the head coaching debut of the Mountaineers' Vanessa Blair.

Kia Williams scored 21 points and Megan Gardiner 17 for the Mountaineers.

Western Kentucky defeated Howard in the other first-round game, 89-66. The Mountaineers face the Lady Toppers in tomorrow's second round.

Colgate 69, UMES 57: Megan Gibbons had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Red Raiders (1-0) downed the visiting Hawks (0-1). Colgate outscored UMES 26-7 from the foul line as the Hawks were called for 27 fouls. Kristi Sheldon led UMES with 18 points.

Western Carolina 59, Navy 56: Willow Russell posted a double-double (17 points, 11 rebounds) as the Catamounts (1-0) edged the Mids (0-1) at the Ramsey Center in Cullowhee, N.C. Hilary Goodrich led Navy with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Pub Date: 11/14/98

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