Washington rallies Terps to 82-74 win

13-0 run helps Maryland improve to 2-0

Towson romps in opener, 71-52

State women

College Basketball

November 24, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Propelled by a career day from senior Crystal Washington and a 13-0 run that bridged the first and second halves, the Maryland women's basketball team downed Niagara, 82-74, yesterday at Comcast Center.

Washington set career highs with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Terrapins (2-0). Sophomore Chrissy Fisher chipped in 14 points, and freshman Kalika France scored 13.

The Terrapins trailed by as many seven in the first half, but took the lead for good on a jumper by Washington with less than two minutes to go before halftime. Washington scored six of her 18, grabbed two of her 10 boards and added an assist and a steal during the 13-0 spurt.

Towson 71, North Carolina-Asheville 52: Kelli Talbot and LaShay Rose each scored 17 to lead the Tigers in their season opener. Towson shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half to pull away and win its first opener in five years. North Carolina-Asheville dropped to 0-2.

Albany 77, Navy 55: The Mids' seven-point halftime lead quickly disappeared as host Albany shot 57 percent from the floor in the second half. Navy (1-1) committed 18 turnovers and scored just four points at the free-throw line. Albany (1-1) hit 20 of 27 free throws and got 15 second-half points from Alicia Learn.

Salisbury 77, Elizabethtown 69: The Sea Gulls saw a 20-point, second-half lead dwindle to five, but held on to beat the Blue Jays in the seventh-place game of the Marymount Tip-Off Classic.

Kiera Watkins had 15 points, and Christen Barney scored 10 for Salisbury (1-2).

Johns Hopkins 65, Springfield 62: The Blue Jays won the Blue Jay Invitational for the eighth time in 12 years behind 15 points and 10 rebounds from freshman forward Julie Miller. Both teams hit 20 of 49 shots from the floor, but Johns Hopkins (2-0) won it from beyond the arc and at the free-throw line. The Blue Jays connected on seven of 15 three-point attempts and outscored Springfield (0-1) 18-9 at the line.

Iona 64, UMBC 43: The host Retrievers went scoreless for more than seven minutes in the second half and fell in the consolation game of the Retriever Invitational. Meg Abele had 18 points for Iona (1-1). Anastasia Goncharova scored 12 for the Retrievers (0-2).

McDaniel 65, Buffalo State 62: The Green Terror, which rallied from 11 points down with a little more than nine minutes left in regulation, got 11 points from Katy Powell and won the Betty Abgott Invitational in Buffalo, N.Y. McDaniel improved to 2-0. Karen King had 26 rebounds for Buffalo State (1-1).

Maryland-Eastern Shore 77, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 60: The Lady Hawks (2-1) got 25 points from Octavia Thompson and won comfortably despite 26 turnovers.

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