Washington's winning three caps rally for Bowie St. men

Down 25 at halftime, 'Dogs beat Elizabeth City, 81-78

State

January 31, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Tim Washington hit a 30-foot three-pointer with two seconds remaining as the host Bowie State men's basketball team overcame a 25-point halftime deficit and beat Elizabeth City, 81-78, last night.

Washington, who was not expected to play because of an injured right hand, scored 23 of his game-high 32 points in the second half. His winning three gave the Bulldogs (14-6) their only lead of the game.

The Bulldogs didn't panic at halftime. They made a strong effort to pound the ball inside, and the strategy worked. Four Vikings fouled out as Bowie cut the deficit to six with 2:30 left. A 5-0 run trimmed the margin to one with 1:55 left.

A free throw by Jonathan Harris gave the Vikings (10-9) a 78-76 lead with 53 seconds left, but the Bulldogs tied the score on free throws by Sylvester Banks.

The Vikings' Tyrone Smith missed the tiebreaker with six seconds left. Washington corralled the rebound, drove the floor and hit the game-winner.

Washington College 83, Villa Julie 74: The Shoremen (9-9) relied on a balanced attack, as five players scored in double figures to beat the Mustangs (5-14) in Chestertown.

Aaron Goode had 16 points and Earl Piner chipped in 14 for Washington. Ryan Plews scored 10 points and added 13 rebounds.

Villa Julie was led by Brian Hubbard, with 20 points, and Brock Jourdan and Jermaine Smith, who each contributed 14.

Women

Elizabeth City 86, Bowie State 70: Daminicia Moody scored a game-high 26 points to lead the visiting Vikings (7-10) over the Bulldogs (7-13) in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association game.

Bowie' s Tamara Barnes scored 17 and Carla Harrison added 12 and collected 11 rebounds.

Swarthmore 56, Washington College 55: Gretchen Heitz converted one of two free throws with eight seconds remaining as host Swarthmore (16-2), which had trailed most of the game, slid past the Shoremen (6-11).

Swarthmore started the second half with a 9-0 run and trailed by no more than four until it pulled even at 46-46.

After a block by Sarah Tufano, Washington's Katie Bierzonski missed a shot as time expired.

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