Hopkins men roll behind Wertman's 27

He paces rout of Brandeis

Niagara tops Loyola women

State

January 10, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Senior Joel Wertman had a game-high 27 points and led four Johns Hopkins starters in double figures as the Blue Jays defeated Brandeis, 87-73, yesterday in a University Athletic Association game in Waltham, Mass.

Wertman had 17 points in the first half as Hopkins (9-2, 5-1) raced to a 45-28 lead.

Nino Vanin chipped in with 14 points, Brian Cosgrove 11 and Jon Olson 10 for the Blue Jays.

Villa Julie 69, Western Maryland 62: Steve Johnson had 18 points and Jermaine Smith 15 and a team-high eight rebounds as the Mustangs (4-6) won the consolation game of the Legg Mason Classic at Villa Julie.

The Green Terror got a game-high 21 points from Brian Billman.

Amherst 67, Washington College 66: Hugh Quattlebaum's free throw with time expired lifted the host Lord Jeffs (6-3) over the Shoremen (4-7), who failed to hold a seven-point lead with 1: 30 left.

Amherst tied the game at 66 on Chris Smith's layup with less than 20 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, the Shoremen's shot was blocked with 4.1 seconds to go, and Quattlebaum was fouled after a long pass from Jackson Collins.

Women

Niagara 68, Loyola 61: The host Purple Eagles (6-7, 4-1) used a 12-2 run late in the second half to hold off the Greyhounds (5-10, 2-4) in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game. Erica Rath led Loyola, which got as close as 45-43 before Niagara's spurt, with 15 points.

Niagara scored nine of the game's first 11 points and led by as many as 15 in the first half. The Purple Eagles led 37-31 at halftime.

Johns Hopkins 71, Brandeis 58: Molly Malloy had 12 points and the Blue Jays (8-3, 4-1) needed a late rally to beat the host Judges (5-3, 2-1) in a University Athletic Association game.

Hopkins trailed 48-45 with 11: 52 left before going on a 15-3 run for a 60-51 lead.

The Blue Jays' backcourt of Leslie Ritter (10 points, five assists) and Katie Fitzgerald (10 points, five assists) combined for 20 points and 10 assists.

Western Maryland 49, Richard Stockton 47: Freshman guard Sindi Stem came off the bench to shoot 6-for-7 for a career-high 15 points, as the host Green Terror (4-6) ended a four-game losing streak.

Stem went 3-for-3 from three-point range, the last of which gave Western Maryland a 49-43 lead with 1: 23 remaining.

Richard Stockton (9-3) moved within two points on a put-back by Tamika Riley with 20 seconds left, then regained possession on a turnover moments later. But the Ospreys failed to get off another shot.

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