Siena women triumph, 63-57, end Loyola's six-win streak

Hartford women make Towson 0-13

UM falls

State

January 11, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Senior Sacha Baker scored 14 of her game-high 20 points in the second half as Siena broke Loyola's six-game winning streak with a 63-57 win in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game at Reitz Arena last night.

Baker hit three of four free throws in the final 39 seconds as the Saints (8-4, 4-0) won at Loyola (9-5, 3-2) for the first time since 1997-1998.

Gunta Basko, who had 12 of her 17 points in the second half, had a key put-back that put Siena ahead for good, 56-54, after Katie Netherton (14 points, 15 rebounds) blocked Baker's shot with 45 seconds left.

Loyola led by as many as eight points early in the second half before Basko's three-pointer with eight minutes left gave the Saints their first lead of the second half, 39-37.

Hartford 64, Towson 50: Kenitra Johnson scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Hawks (7-5, 2-2) handed the host Tigers (0-13, 0-5) their 14th straight loss in America East action, dating to last season.

Johnson, who made 10 of 14 shots from the floor, helped the Hawks earn a 54-32 rebounding edge as they won their second game in a row.

Hartford outscored Towson 15-6 in the opening six minutes.

Senior Jill McGowan led the Tigers with a career-high 21.

Florida State 69, Maryland 38: Brooke Wyckoff scored a game-high 22 points to power the Seminoles (11-3, 3-1) past the visiting Terps (10-5, 1-3) in ACC action in Tallahassee, Fla.

Florida State scored the first eight points and had a 27-18 lead at the half.

The Seminoles' largest lead was 14 points at 22-8 at the 6:36 mark. They scored the first seven points of the second half to take an 18-point lead. Maryland pulled to within 14 a minute later but no closer.

Marche Strickland and Kiki Wimbush led the Terps with nine points each.

Bucknell 60, Navy 57: The visiting Bison (10-3, 1-0) held off a late surge by the Midshipmen (5-9, 0-1) and secured a victory in the Patriot League opener for both teams last night at Alumni Hall.

An 11-point edge at the free-throw line and 20 Navy turnovers were decisive.

Bucknell's Molly Creamer topped all scorers with 24 points, and Desire Almind added 17.

Goucher 67, St. Mary's 59: Behind a career-high 30-point performance by senior guard Jessica Young, the Gophers notched their first Capital Athletic Conference victory of the season in St. Mary's City .

The win ended Goucher's 11-game losing streak against the Saints, who still lead the all-time series between the two schools, 22-17. The Gophers' last win in the series was on Feb. 4, 1996 (85-69).

Young made eight of 14 shots, including four of six from three-point range and hit 10 straight free throws, making her the first player in school history to put down as many without a miss.

Johns Hopkins 77, Washington College 41: Senior center Erin Perry scored a game and career-high 13 points on four-of-seven shooting from the field and five-of-eight shooting from the free-throw line to lead the host Blue Jays (7-4, 3-0) past the Shorewomen (4-6, 0-3) in a Centennial Conference game.

Allyson Britton led Washington College with 11 and Karen Simos added nine.

Men

Johns Hopkins 66, Washington College 58: Matthew Elstoy scored 28 points to power the host Blue Jays (8-4, 2-1) past the Shoremen (6-6, 0-3) in a Centennial Conference game. Greg Adams' 18 points led Washington College.

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