Terp women can't shoot over Wake Forest, 57-54

28% from field, Maryland can't halt Deacons' rally


February 21, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A pair of free throws by Val Klopter with nine seconds left propelled Wake Forest over Maryland, 57-54, yesterday in an Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball game at Cole Field House.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Terps (13-12, 4-10), who led 40-33 with 14: 10 left.

But the Demon Deacons (7-18, 3-11) used a 9-2 run to tie the score at 42, and Alisha Mosley's three-pointer with 2: 41 remaining put Wake Forest ahead to stay, 53-52.

Maryland shot 28.1 percent (9-for-32) in the second half and finished the game 8-for-19 at the foul line.

Marche Strickland led Maryland with 23 points, while Vicki Brick added 14 points, five assists and seven steals.

Strickland and Tiffany Brown became the fourth tandem in ACC history to record 50 three-pointers in a season.

Loyola 62, Iona 48: Erica Rath had 13 points and eight rebounds and Laura Slater scored 12 points off the bench, as the Greyhounds (10-15, 7-9) won a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in New Rochelle, N.Y. The Gaels (8-18, 6-11) suffered their 11th straight loss against Loyola.

Loyola had a 13-point lead trimmed to 44-40 with 8: 23 left, but the Greyhounds scored six consecutive points to take control.

Apprentice School 76, Villa Julie 43: Tomeka Leigh's 15 points led five double-digit scorers as the Builders (21-4) downed the visiting Mustangs. Delena DeShields led Villa Julie with 18 points.


Apprentice School 73, Villa Julie 59: Kendrick Hall scored 19 points to lead the Builders (8-16) over the visiting Mustangs, who got 15 points from Steve Johnson.

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