W. Md. women edge Gettysburg

State

January 20, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Kathi Snyder scored 19 points and Western Maryland ran off 11 straight in the closing minutes to hold off Gettysburg, 62-56, last night in a Centennial Conference game in Westminster.

Western Maryland's 11-1 start is the best in school history.

In winning its seventh straight, the Green Terror (11-1, 6-0), ranked sixth in the NCAA Mideast Region, rallied from a 51-47 deficit in the final 4: 04.

Drexel 72, Towson 60: Drexel received double-figure scoring from all five starters, led by Mikki Miller's 16 points, as the Dragons handed the Tigers their third straight loss in an America East game in Philadelphia.

Drexel (7-9, 3-5) led by as many as 16 after Michelle Maslowski's jumper midway through the second half. The Tigers (8-7, 3-4) got as close as 61-54 with 4: 46 left.

Towson's Jess Gordon had a game-high 18 points. Freshman Faith Jones chipped in 14.

Johns Hopkins 56, Ursinus 37: Leslie Ritter, the game's only double-digit scorer, had 10 points to lead the host Blue Jays (12-3, 5-0) past the Bears (4-8, 2-4) in a University Athletic Association game.

Despite shooting 29.2 percent, Hopkins led 26-16 at halftime.

Washington College 68, Haverford 48: Allyson Britton had a game-high 21 points to lead the Shorewomen (8-5, 2-3) in a Centennial Conference game in Chestertown. Diane Zeng added 15 points and Kerry Lomax 10 for Washington College.

The Shorewomen took control in the first half, holding the Black Squirrels (4-10, 2-4) to 28.1 percent shooting and leading 35-21 at the break.

Men

Virginia Union 78, Bowie State 72: William Davis scored 20 to power the Panthers (12-2) past the visiting Bulldogs (2-16). Bowie State's William Brown led all scorers with 31.

The Panthers shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half to take a 41-33 lead at the intermission.

Pub Date: 1/20/99

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