Sims' 2 late free throws boost Coppin

State

February 22, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Rasheem Sims made two free throws in the waning moments to lift Coppin State past host UMES, 64-63, last night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's game.

Joe Brown and Jorge Cajigas led Coppin State (11-14, 11-5), which has won five of its past six, with 16 points apiece.

Kevin Wallace paced UMES (10-16, 7-10) with 15 points.

Goucher 62, St. Mary's 58: Todd Sykes (Towson Catholic) scored 12 points and the Gophers (12-12, 6-8) held off a late rally by the host Seahawks (13-12) in the opening round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament.

Goucher faces top seed and host Catholic in a semifinal tomorrow.

Washington College 80, Ursinus 76: Earl Piner led four double-digit scorers with 15 points as the host Shoremen (13-12) downed the Bears (16-9) in a Centennial Conference playoff tiebreaker.

Salisbury State 90, Mary Washington 77: Josh Merkel scored 26 points to power the visiting Sea Gulls. Tony Yates led Mary Washington with 15.

Women

Sacred Heart 83, Mount St. Mary's 82, OT: Dawn Werner made a free throw with five seconds left in overtime to lift host Sacred Heart over Mount St. Mary's in a Northeast Conference game.

Megan Gardiner scored a season-high 24 points but the Mount (17-8, 12-4) absorbed its third defeat in its past four road games.

Wagner 59, UMBC 49: Wagner's Nia Ryan led all scorers with 17 and Meredith Kerns had her second straight double double (11 points, 12 rebounds) to power the Seahawks (12-13, 9-7 NEC) past the visiting Retrievers.

Jami Lange led UMBC (7-19, 4-12) with 14 points.

UMES 66, Coppin State 57: Nicole Council scored 20 points as the host Hawks (8-18, 7-11) rallied to beat the Eagles (13-13, 11-6) in a MEAC game.

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