East Carolina holds off Coppin, 68-59

McDaniel gives Martin her 300th career victory

State women

College Basketball

December 07, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The East Carolina women's basketball team broke out of a two-game slump to post a 68-59 victory over Coppin State in the first round of the U.S. Cellular Classic yesterday in Greenville, N.C.

East Carolina (3-3) extended its 32-20 halftime lead to 18 points twice in the second half before Coppin made a 30-12 run at 14:46. Sherrie Tucker, who scored 10 of her 15 points during the run, helped cut the Lady Pirates' lead to two with 2:37 left.

The Lady Pirates pulled away with 10 points in the final two minutes and advanced to play Coastal Carolina in today's championship game. The Lady Eagles (1-3) will face UNC-Greensboro in the consolation.

East Carolina's Courtney Willis had 13 points and 15 rebounds and LaToya Horton had a career-high 17 rebounds.

McDaniel 74, Gettysburg 58: Kristy Costa got her second double double (23 points, 10 rebounds) in as many games and Green Terror head coach Becky Martin got her 300th win.

Martin's career record is 300-226.

Toby McIntire's jumper with 7:38 remaining in the first half gave McDaniel (5-1, 3-0 Centennial Conference) a 20-19 lead. McDaniel went on a 6-0 run and raised its lead to 10 by the break.

The Bullets (1-5, 0-3) never cut the margin to fewer than eight.

Salisbury 78, Newport News Apprentice 66: Christen Barney scored 18 to power the host Sea Gulls (4-2) past the Builders (3-3) in the title game of the Optimist Classic.

Salisbury won the tournament for the sixth straight year and nine of the past 10.

The Sea Gulls took a 50-29 lead at the half and maintained a double-digit lead for most of the second. Apprentice pulled to within 57-51 with 12:34 left, but a 13-7 Salisbury run over the next four minutes pushed the lead to 12.

Apprentice's Shameka Warren led all scorers with 21.

Frostburg 75, D'Youville 47: Tracey Little scored a game-high 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked two shots as the Bobcats (5-2) won their third straight, downing the Lady Spartans (0-7) in the Nazareth College Holiday Inn Airport Tournament in Rochester, N.Y.

Frostburg faces host Nazareth in today's final.

Washington & Lee 73, St. Mary's 54: Sarah Michaels scored a game-high 26 points to power the visiting Generals (3-3) past the Seahawks (1-4).

The Seahawks jumped out to a 17-8 lead in the opening 9:23 for their largest lead of the contest. The Generals answered with a 13-0 run over the next 2:53 to give them a four-point lead and momentum heading into the half, where they held a 34-25 lead.

Megan Baskins led St. Mary's with 22 points.

Marymount 68, Goucher 58: Katie Jarvis' 17 points led four players in double digits as the visiting Saints (6-0, 2-0 Capital Athletic Conference) defeated the Gophers (3-3, 0-2).

Stacy Hollander led Goucher with 15 and Stephanie Tolbert had 14.

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