Mount St. Mary's got 16 points from Deanna Butters to pull away in the second half for a 67-55 win over Sacred Heart in a Northeast Conference women's basketball game last night at Knott Arena.
The Mountaineers have won six straight to stay undefeated in the NEC, while Sacred Heart dropped to 3-3 in the league. The Mount (11-4, 6-0 NEC) led for most of the first half, but the Pioneers (5-9, 3-3 NEC) stayed in the game, as Heather Coonradt scored all 13 of her points before the break.
Mount St. Mary's pushed a 33-27 lead at the half up to 10, but a 9-2 run by Sacred Heart brought it back down to three points, 41-38. With 8: 35 left, the Mount compiled a 14-5 surge, with half of the points coming from Butters, to put the game out of reach.
UMBC 68, Wagner 52: UMBC senior guard Kim Brown connected on her first nine field-goal attempts and scored a career-high 25 points, leading the Retrievers (4-10, 1-5) past visiting Wagner (7-8, 4-2) in Northeast Conference action.
UMBC led the entire game, racing out to a 21-8 lead at the 12: 05 mark of the first half. Brown scored 11 of her 25 points during the stretch and Jami Lang added six.