Beard leads No. 5 Duke past Maryland, 75-64

She gets 29 after break

Hopkins men fall at buzzer

State

January 15, 2001|By Christian Ewell | Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF

COLLEGE PARK - Maryland couldn't handle Alana Beard's second-half onslaught and that led to a 75-64 loss to No. 5 Duke yesterday.

Beard scored 29 of her game- and career-high 33 points after halftime to send the Terrapins (10-6, 1-4) to their third straight loss in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

"I saw the places where Maryland's defense broke down, and I was able to get to the spots," said Beard, a freshman guard who also had nine rebounds to lead Duke (16-1, 4-1). She said her coach, Gail Goestenkors, "said to attack the open spots, and we just came out and did it."

Maryland controlled the tempo in the first half and went on a late 8-0 run that helped keep it close for a 31-28 halftime deficit. But in the second half, Beard scored six of the Blue Devils' points during a 13-2 run that made the score 51-36 with 11:26 remaining.

From there, Maryland couldn't get closer than six points, the margin when Deedee Warley (team- high 14 points) hit a free throw to make the score 65-59 with 1:13 left.

Maryland coach Chris Weller, whose team had five players in double figures, was happier with her team than after losses to Virginia and Florida State by a combined 72 points.

"In this game, I thought our patience and control were much better," Weller said. "This was a game where we definitely showed improvement."

Johns Hopkins 70, Chicago 52: Trista Snyder scored a game- and career-high 19 points to power the host Blue Jays (8-5, 4-4) past the Maroons (9-4, 1-3) in University Athletic Association action.

Northeastern 57, Towson 45: Laurie Harris tied a career high with 21 points to power the host Huskies (8-7, 3-2) past the Tigers (1-14, 1-6) in America East action.

Mia Chapman led Towson with 14.

Men

Chicago 54, Johns Hopkins 53: Brad Henderson scored off a rebound as time expired to lift the visiting Maroons (11-3, 3-1) over the Blue Jays (9-5, 6-2) in University Athletic Association action.

Bredan Kamm sank two free throws to put the Blue Jays ahead 53-52 with 10 seconds left. Jim Waichulis' shot bounced off the rim and Derek Reich (22 points) attempted to tip it back in before Henderson connected on the Maroons' third attempt to score.

Brian Cosgrove had 11 points and seven rebounds for Hopkins.

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