Waking up, Terps charge past Demon Deacons, 71-61

UM rallies from 11 down

Wimbush scores 17 points

State women

College Basketball

January 19, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Maryland women's basketball team - led by Kiki Wimbush with 17 points - ended a three-game losing streak when it downed Wake Forest, 71-61, last night in an Atlantic Coast Conference women's game in College Park.

Wake Forest (9-8, 2-5) jumped out to an 11-point lead in the first seven minutes, paced by seven points from senior forward Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick. The Deacons took a 26-19 lead at the half.

In the second half, Maryland (11-6, 2-4) forced 12 turnovers by the Demon Deacons as well as going on a 21-4 scoring run for a 47-36 edge at the 9:34 mark.

Wake Forest cut the lead to as little as seven.

Mount St. Mary's 69, Robert Morris 56: Freshman guard Adrienne Harris of Largo scored 17 first-half points, then saw her Mount team pull away in the second half from the host Colonials (3-12, 0-6) in a Northeast Conference contest at the Sewall Center in Moon Township, Pa.

The Mount's win, combined with first-place Sacred Heart's loss to Monmouth, moves the Mountaineers (5-10, 4-2) into a five-way tie for first in the conference with Sacred Heart, Monmouth, Quinnipiac, and UMBC. Five more teams are all a game out of first at 3-3.

The Mount trailed early, 5-2, but quickly made up the deficit. The Colonials took a 29-26 lead, but the Mount scored the final seven points of the period, five from Harris, to secure the four-point halftime edge, 33-29.

UMBC 62, St. Francis 48: Sheila Johnson led a foursome of double-digit scorers with 17 as the visiting Retrievers (6-9, 4-2) downed the Red Flash (4-11, 3-3) in Northeast Conference action in Loretto, Pa.

UMBC is tied for first place in the conference, along with Mt. St. Mary's, Sacred Heart, Monmouth and Quinnipiac.

Philadelphia Bible 59, Villa Julie 43: Maura Fennin scored 14 in a losing effort for the visiting Mustangs in Langhorne, Pa.

Men

Bowie State 95, Columbia Union 77: Randy Gill scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the first half as the host Bulldogs (12-5) halted a two-game losing streak.

Monte Ortel and Abokan Bokpe led the Pioneers (4-11) with 17 points each.

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