Terps women edge Fla. State, 68-67

January 13, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

COLLEGE PARK -- Sophomore Marche Strickland scored a career-high 24 points and sophomore Rosita Melbourne recorded her second career double double as the Maryland women defeated Florida State, 68-67, last night at Cole Field House.

Melbourne, who grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to go along with 10 points, converted the second of two free throws with 15.4 seconds left to give the Terps the win.

Strickland scored 14 points in the second half, in which there were eight lead changes and five ties.

Maryland (10-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) hit six three-pointers to increase its season total to 76, one shy of the school single-season record set in 1996-97.

Latavia Coleman scored 28 points on 10-for-12 shooting to pace the Seminoles (7-7, 0-4).

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