Niagara earns 78-65 victory over Loyola

Frostburg women gain conference tourney final

State

February 26, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Demond Stewart scored 25 of his game-high 29 points in the second half and had a game-high 12 rebounds to lead Niagara over Loyola, 78-65, last night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.

Niagara (15-11, 9-8) took an 8-4 lead and extended its margin to 19-8 after Daryl Greene's three-pointer with 10: 02 left in the half.

Loyola (7-19, 4-13) fought to within five points but ended the first half down 35-27.

Stewart scored 13 points in four minutes of the second half and helped Niagara to a 50-34 lead, never allowing the margin to get closer than eight points.

The Eagles also scored 28 points off Greyhounds turnovers.

For Loyola, Blanchard Hurd and Brian Carroll each had 15 points, and Hurd added seven rebounds.

Women

Frostburg State 69, Penn State-Altoona 63: Shannon Rexrode (Catonsville) had a game-high 23 points and 17 rebounds to power Frostburg State in the semifinals of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament in Erie, Pa.

The Bobcats (15-8, 11-3) will make their first appearance in the championship game in the conference's three-year history when they face Penn State-Behrend at 2 p.m. today.

Kim Ebersole led the Cougars (14-12, 9-5) with 14 points.

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