2nd-ranked Texas women overpower Navy, 97-46

Maryland, UMES advance to Terrapin Classic final

State

College Basketball

November 29, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The second-ranked Texas women's basketball team shot 50 percent from the field and out-rebounded Navy by 19 for a 97-46 victory in the opening round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic yesterday in Honolulu.

The Mids (2-2) trailed the Longhorns (4-0) 14-13 after seven minutes. Texas broke the game open with a 15-3 run and held a 44-23 advantage at halftime.

Texas opened the second half on a 26-8 run to put the game away. It had 49 rebounds in the game to Navy's 30, and held Navy to 29.6 percent shooting from the field. Navy committed 28 turnovers.

Courtney Davidson was the lone Mid to score in double digits with 15. Nina Norma led the Longhorns with 18.

Maryland 90, Sacred Heart 49: The host Terps (3-0) posted their largest margin of victory in four years, pounding the Pioneers (2-1) in the first round of the Terrapin Classic.

Shay Doron led the way with 22 points. Delvona Oliver finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Maryland plays host to UMES in today's championship game at Comcast Center.

UMES 60, Louisiana-Lafayette 57: The Lady Hawks (2-1) scored 10 straight with seven minutes left to defeat the Ragin' Cajuns (1-1) in the opening round of the Terrapin Classic.

Tiffany Winkfield led UMES with 16 points, 13 in the second half. UMES also scored 19 points off 23 turnovers.

Fairleigh Dickinson 78, Towson 71: Despite a 24-point performance from Kacy O'Brien, the Tigers (1-1) lost their first road game of the season in the Knights' home opener.

FDU (1-1) led by as many as 13 in the opening half, when Natallia Marchanka scored nine of her 17 points.

After five lead changes in the second half, the Knights pulled out the win on free throws. Jen Kozlowski (17 points) hit four and Marchanka had two in the last minute of play.

Alaska Fairbanks 73, Morgan State 52: A 13-point halftime deficit only grew bigger as the Lady Bears fell in the North Star Invitational in Alaska.

Men

Roanoke 72, Goucher 68: The Gophers (1-2) - led by Garrett Smith's 16 points - came as close as one point on four occasions but couldn't make their foul shots in falling to the Maroons (3-0) in the first round of the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Thanksgiving Classic.

Goucher went 6-for-17 at the free-throw line in the second half, when Roanoke led by as many as 13.

Goucher faces Guilford (1-1) in the today's second round.

Gallaudet 65, McDaniel 56: The Green Terror (1-2) dropped their second straight.

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