Mount grabs league lead with victory

Feldbusch paces 68-65 win

St. Peter's edges Loyola

State women

January 16, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mount St. Mary's took over sole possession of first place in the Northeast Conference by defeating St. Francis, Pa., 68-65, yesterday in women's basketball at Knott Arena in Emmitsburg.

St. Francis (9-4, 4-1) took its first lead at 41-39, but the Mount regained the lead, stretched it to 56-47, and Vera Feldbusch (17 points, 8 rebounds) scored the clincher with a three-pointer inside the final minute.

The Red Flash had two chances to tie, but could not convert.

Megan Gardiner chipped in 14 points for the Mount (9-4, 4-0) and Kia Williams had 13.

St. Peter's 63, Loyola 61: Courtney Wicks' basket as time expired propelled the Peahens (11-4, 5-1) to a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win over the host Greyhounds (5-11, 2-5). Loyola tied the game at 61 on two free throws by Shontrese Smith (14 points) with 5.5 seconds left.

Erica Rath's 18 points led Loyola.

Robert Morris 59, UMBC 57: Behind Melissa Tusik's three-pointer with 1: 13 remaining, the Colonials (6-8, 3-3) held off the host Retrievers (3-11, 0-4) in a Northeast Conference game.

Jami Lange led UMBC with 15 points.

Morgan State 95, UMES 85, 2 OT: Monique Liddell had a game-high 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead the host Bears over the Fighting Hawks in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game. Liddell was 13-for-17 from the field and added six steals.

Tied at 81 after the first overtime, Morgan took control by outscoring UMES, 14-4, in the second overtime.

Catholic 58, Goucher 43: Pam Canfield had 18 points as the Cardinals (6-7, 1-3) downed the visiting Gophers (3-9, 0-4) in a Capital Athletic Conference game. Kim Rogers also had 18 points for Goucher.

Hollins 62, Villa Julie 45: Mandy Nichols led all scorers with 25 points and had 10 rebounds as Hollins (3-7) defeated the Mustangs (2-11) at Hampden-Sydney. Nancy Zentz led Villa Julie with 13 points.

Mary Washington 70, Salisbury State 65: The Eagles (8-2, 4-0) held the host Sea Gulls (8-5, 1-3) to 28 percent shooting in the second half to stay unbeaten in the Capital Athletic Conference. Lisa Neyland led Salisbury State with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Washington College 71, Ursinus 60: The Shorewomen's frontcourt of Kate Bierzonski (21 points, 11 rebounds) and Allyson Britton (20, 12) combined for 41 points and 23 rebounds in the Centennial Conference win.

St. Mary's 76, York 56: Katryn Costenbader had a game-high 21 points and Tenille McCatty added 20 as the host Seahawks (12-1, 3-1) blitzed the Spartans (9-4, 3-1) in a Capital Athletic Conference game in St. Mary's City.

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