Loyola women roll past Canisius

Peterkin's 6-for-8 shooting boosts Greyhounds, 65-56


January 08, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Desiree Peterkin's 15 points led three players in double figures as Loyola defeated Canisius, 65-56, last night in a women's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game in Buffalo, N.Y.

Peterkin was six of eight from the field in 19 minutes. Erica Rath contributed 14 points and Jennifer Bongard 13 for the Greyhounds (5-9, 2-3).

Loyola led 26-18 at halftime and stayed in front by going 15-for-21 at the free-throw line in the second half.

New York University 57, Johns Hopkins 53: Jessica Nowak's basket with 3: 32 left broke a tie at 49 and put the host Violets ahead to stay. The Blue Jays (7-3) got a game-high 17 points from Leslie Ritter.

Tied at halftime (28-28), New York University (9-1) went ahead 37-33 on a basket by Smiyrah DeGout before Hopkins used a 10-3 run for a 43-38 lead with 10: 27 remaining.

The first of four ties came on a field goal by the Violets' Dari Magyar that knotted the score at 49 with 8: 22 left.

Gwynedd-Mercy 82, Salisbury State 66: Michelle Costa had 25 points, on 8-for-9 shooting, as the Griffins (7-2) defeated the Sea Gulls (6-4) in the first round of the King's College Tournament in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Lisa Neylan's 19 points and eight rebounds led Salisbury State.

After Salisbury pulled within 64-60 with 4: 27 left, the Griffins responded with a 10-2 run and led 74-62 with 1: 54 remaining.

Bethany, W.Va. 66, Western Maryland 65: Senior guard Rose Scott hit a three-pointer with seven seconds remaining, her second in the final minute, as the visiting Bruins (8-2) rallied to beat the host Green Terror (3-6).

Western Maryland forward Jill Ibex missed a 14-foot jumper at the buzzer. She finished with 19 points.

The Green Terror outscored Bethany 21-4 in the first 10 minutes of the second half and held a 48-42 lead with 7: 55 to go. Ibex had eight points in the run, and Kris Brust and Megan Linch contributed six each.

Frostburg State 67, Waynesburg 57: Shannon Rexrode had game highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Bobcats (6-4) won an opening-round game of the 84 Lumber Classic at Frostburg. Frostburg never trailed and led by as many as 17 points in running its winning streak to five games.

The Bobcats will play Messiah today for the championship.

CCNY 69, Villa Julie 56: Lauren Cargill led all scorers with 29 points and Debra Pasquale contributed 19 as the Beavers downed the Mustangs at the Legg Mason Winter Classic at Villa Julie. Delena DeShields led Villa Julie with 13 points.


Frostburg State 49, Clarkson 47: Jaime Kline hit a 15-foot jumper with six seconds remaining to lift the Bobcats (4-7) to victory in the opening round of the 84 Lumber Classic at Frostburg. Kline finished with six points.

Frostburg led 47-42 with 1: 03 left before the Golden Knights scored five straight points to tie the game at with 25 seconds to go.

John Mitchell led the Bobcats with 18 points.

Allentown 75, Goucher 66, OT: John Bednarik scored 18 and the Centaurs outscored the Gophers 14-5 in overtime to win a first-round game of the 84 Lumber Classic at Frostburg State.

Goucher (5-5) used a 22-11 run to take a 57-56 lead with 2: 04 to play. Allentown's Tom Heller sent the game into overtime with a layup that tied the score at 61 with 16 seconds to play.

Goucher was led by senior Tavar Witherspoon, who scored 19 points and had seven rebounds.

New York University 69, Johns Hopkins 46: The host Violets (5-3) got points from 10 players on the way to blitzing the Blue Jays (9-2). Brian Cosgrove led Hopkins with 14 points.

The Blue Jays shot 25 percent (7-for-28) in the first half and trailed 32-21 at intermission.

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