W. Md. women top Muhlenberg

Green Terror advances to conference final, 53-52

State

February 21, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Western Maryland women's basketball team held off a rally by host Muhlenberg over the final two minutes to win, 53-52, last night in the Centennial Conference semifinals.

Western Maryland's Kelly Cramp made a foul shot with 1:40 left for a 53-50 lead, but Muhlenberg's Susan Marchiano cut the margin to one on a jumper and then made a steal with seven seconds left, but couldn't convert.

Western Maryland (21-6) vies for its first conference championship against visiting Swarthmore at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Men

Frostburg State 99, Penn State Altoona 63: Pierre Bowery scored a game-high 24 to power the Bobcats (15-11) past the visiting Cougars (4-22) in the first round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament.

The No. 3 Bobcats will face No. 2 Penn State Behrend in the semifinals.

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