Late surge lifts Towson past N.H.

Loyola women continue mastery of Iona, 69-52

State

January 03, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Raul de Pablo's consecutive three-pointers late in the game put Towson ahead to stay, and the Tigers went on to a 73-66 victory over New Hampshire yesterday in men's basketball in Durham, N.H.

After Assane Faye's basket gave the Wildcats a 59-57 lead, de Pablo hit his threes a minute apart for a 63-59 lead. Marcelle Williams' basket brought New Hampshire within two, but Towson (6-4, 2-0 America East) scored the next five points.

Shaun Holtz started the decisive run with a jumper and a free throw, and Torin Ragin finished it with two free throws for a 68-61 lead.

Holtz finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Brian Barber added 15 points, Ragin 14 and de Pablo 10.

Williams had 21 points for New Hampshire (1-10, 0-3).

Women

Loyola 69, Iona 52: Erica Rath tied a season high with 16 points as the host Greyhounds (4-8, 1-2) defeated the Gaels (2-9, 0-3) for the 10th straight time to earn their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win.

Rath's 12 points in the first half helped Loyola to a 36-22 lead at halftime. Iona, loser of eight straight, pulled within 41-36 with 11: 43 left, but the Greyhounds never led by fewer than 10 points the rest of the game.

Maine 74, Towson 62: Jamie Cassidy scored a game-high 25 points and had 12 rebounds as the Black Bears (5-6, 2-1) defeated the host Tigers (2-8, 0-3) in an America East game. Towson lost to Maine for the 10th consecutive time in a series that began five years ago.

Towson trailed 60-58 with 3: 28 left before Maine ended the game with a 14-4 run.

The Tigers trailed by 12 at halftime, but scored the first 12 points of the second half to tie the game at 37 on Michele Lanigan's three-pointer.

Appalachian State 83, Navy 74: Noel Dolan had 19 points and Natasha Lettsome 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Mountaineers (4-7) beat the Midshipmen (2-7) in a nonconference game at Alumni Hall in Annapolis. Navy's Erica Hayes led all scorers with 26 points.

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