Frostburg women capture AMCC championship, 75-58

Towson ends 3-game skid, defeating Harford, 61-56

February 27, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Helene Duncan scored a team-high 17 points and Shannon Rexrode (Catonsville) grabbed a game-high 21 rebounds to lead second-seeded Frostburg State over top-seeded Penn State-Behrend, 75-58, yesterday for the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship in Erie, Pa. in women's basketball.

It is the first AMCC title for the Bobcats (18-8), who knocked off the two-time defending champion Lions (19-7).

Towson 61, Hartford 56: Freshman guard Mia Chapman matcher her career high with 20 points to lead the Tigers (8-18, 6-11) past the visiting Hawks (13-13, 8-9) in America East action.

The win ended the Tigers' three-game losing streak and avenged a 61-40 loss at Hartford in December. Chapman made six of 15 shots from the field and hit two of five shots from three-point range.

Monmouth 70, UMBC 58: The visiting Hawks (15-12, 11-7) broke a 53-53 tie with a 17-5 run over the final 4: 56 to beat the Retrievers (7-21, 4-14).

Michelle Cappadona led Monmouth with 16 points. UMBC's Kim Brown had 18 points and Jami Lange added 17.

Men

FDU 73, Mt. St. Mary's 66: Fairleigh Dickinson got career-high scoring efforts from Chris Ekwe and Jarvis Mitchell in a victory over host Mount St. Mary's in a Northeast Conference game.

The result sets up a rematch between the teams on Friday in the Northeast Conference tournament at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J. As in the contest between the teams in Hackensack, N.J., in January, the Knights (17-10, 13-5), sprinted out to a huge lead after the Mount took a brief lead. With 9: 15 left in the period, the Knights' advantage peaked at 29-9 on Ekwe's free throw.

The Mount (8-19, 7-11) scored the next eight points, but FDU stretched the lead to 15 before going to halftime with a 13-point edge.

After Ekwe's free throw at 2: 43 was the first point of the second half, the Mount scored 13 straight to cut the gap to 39-38.

The Knights regained their bearings after the break, and went on a 17-6 run.

Pub Date: 2/27/00

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