Terps women upend No. 16 Cavs, 76-71

St. Mary's wins in OT, will face Salisbury for title

State

February 25, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Antonieta Gabriel scored a career-high 21 points to lead Maryland over 16th-ranked Virginia, 76-71, last night in a women's Atlantic Coast Conference game at Cole Field House.

Gabriel, who started her first game of the season on senior night, scored 15 points in the second half after having totaled only 17 points in 26 games.

Maryland (14-12, 5-10), which beat the Cavaliers (21-7, 12-3) for the first time since 1993, led 63-54 with 4: 07 left after a pair of free throws by Tiffany Brown. Virginia got as close as 72-67 with 41 seconds remaining.

St. Mary's 82, Marymount 75, OT: The host Seahawks (21-5) scored the first nine points in overtime and advanced to the final of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. Felicia Harris and Tenille McCatty had 15 points apiece for St. Mary's, which forced the extra period on Harris' layup with 4.5 seconds that tied the game at 68.

St. Mary's will play host to Salisbury State in tomorrow's final, with the winner getting a berth to the NCAA Division III tournament. The Sea Gulls advanced with a 72-56 victory over Gallaudet.

Mount St. Mary's 68, Monmouth 65: Kia Williams had 26 points as the host Mountaineers (18-8, 13-5) outlasted the Hawks (14-12, 10-7) in a Northeast Conference game.

Williams had 17 points in the first half, which ended with the Mountaineers ahead, 35-29.

Fairleigh Dickinson 59, UMBC 54: Nina Vinther scored 17 of her game-high 23 in the second half as the Knights (11-15, 10-7) handed the host Retrievers (7-20, 4-13) their third straight loss.

Vermont 91, Towson 72: Karalyn Church scored a game-high 29 as the visiting Catamounts (21-4, 14-2) won their 10th in a row. Freshman Mia Chapman led Towson (7-18, 5-11) with a career-high 20.

Men

Hartford 79, Towson 77, OT: Pierre Johnson's two free throws with 1: 17 left in overtime propelled the Hawks (9-17, 6-11) over the Tigers (11-14, 7-10) in an America East game in West Hartford, Conn. Brian Barber led Towson with 26 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

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