Morgan finally finds relief with 56-49 win

19-game losing streak ends against N.C. A&T

College Basketball State women

January 27, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Guard Sherie Cornish scored 19 points to lead three players in double figures as host Morgan State ended a 19-game losing streak dating to last season with a 56-49 victory over winless North Carolina A&T yesterday.

The Bears (1-17, 1-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) won by dominating the boards, out-rebounding the Aggies 42-26, though coach Gerard Garlic said his team still failed to play up to its potential.

"I guess others will say that we got the monkey off our back, but I've felt like we've been in a whole lot of games and played well," Garlic said. "I didn't feel that we particularly played well today, but the score indicates that we did win. "

Led by Cornish, Courtney Cox (13 points) and Erinn Coleman (12), Morgan took the lead with a 17-6 run early in the first half and never relinquished it, stretching it to as many as 10 points in the second half.

The Bears' defense also played a lead role, holding the Aggies (0-16, 0-9) to 27 percent shooting in the first half and just six points in the game's final five minutes.

Though A&T forward Camile Akins scored 18, no other Aggie had more than six.

"I hope that we can build upon this and keep growing," Garlic said.

Western Maryland 83, Muhlenberg 82, OT: Jen Piccolomini hit a jumper as time expired in overtime to lift the host Green Terror (14-2, 6-2) over the Mules (14-2, 6-3) in a Centennial Conference game. Piccolomini paced Western Maryland with 22 points and Kelly Cramp added 21.

Salisbury 62, Mary Washington 48: Jaime Kohlenstein scored 15 points to lead the Sea Gulls (15-3, 8-0) over the visiting Eagles (3-14, 1-7) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

Johns Hopkins 74, Ursinus 48: Kathy Darling scored 14 points and Ashley Shepler pitched in 11 as the host Blue Jays (16-3, 7-1) ended a two-game skid, beating the Bears (5-12, 3-6) in a Centennial Conference matchup.

UMES 59, Delaware State 58: Zereena Stephens hit a driving layup with 14 seconds left to propel the visiting Hawks over the Hornets in a MEAC game.

Franklin & Marshall 78, Washington College 51: Twelve Diplomats (13-4, 6-2) scored as host Franklin & Marshall raced to a 48-25 halftime lead and cruised past the Shoremen (8-9, 3-5) in a Centennial Conference game.

Yianna Patronas led Washington College with 12 points.

York 57, St. Mary's 40: Mary Kate Lenz scored 12 points as the visiting Seahawks fell to the Spartans in a Capital Athletic Conference matchup.

Heather Kessler led York with 17 points.

Coppin State 59, South Carolina State 37: LaKesha Wills scored a game-high 22 points and Jeaneen White added 12 as the Eagles (8-10, 6-3) downed the visiting Lady Bulldogs (9-8, 7-2).

Catholic 76, Goucher 66: Stephanie Tolbert scored 14 points and Kate Guggino contributed 14 as the Gophers (5-10, 3-5) lost to the Cardinals (10-7, 5-3) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

Lake Erie 69, Frostburg State 64: Kim Faust scored 14 points as the Bobcats (5-13, 2-5) came up short against the Storm (2-15, 1-6).

Fairleigh Dickinson 66, Mount St. Mary's 55: Beth Foster scored a game-high 28 points but the Mountaineers (7-11, 4-5) were beaten by the Knights (11-7, 6-3) in a Northeast Conference game.

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