Va. Tech runs past UM women in 2nd half

Terps shoot 34 percent from field, fall, 63-43


College Basketball

December 14, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

After poor first-half shooting performances by both teams, the No. 20 Virginia Tech Hokies turned up their game and defeated the visiting Maryland Terrapins, 63-43, yesterday at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.

The Hokies (7-0) started the second half on a 13-4 run to extend a six-point halftime advantage to 15. They led by as many as 23 points in the second half and Maryland (6-2) never got closer than eight. Both teams shot less than 30 percent in the first half, but the Hokies hit 52 percent in the second.

Guard Carrie Mason led Virginia Tech with 16 points, and center Ieva Kublina recorded a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Terrapins got 12 points from guard Kalika France, but shot just 34 percent as a team from the field, becoming the fourth opponent the Hokies have held under 40 percent field-goal shooting this season.

Virginia Tech had 19 second-chance points and scored 22 points off 19 Maryland turnovers.

Coppin State 66, Drexel 44: The host Eagles won their third straight behind LaKesha Wills' 19 points and 10 rebounds. Coppin State (4-3) took command with a 23-3 run in the second half. Catherine Scanlon had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Drexel (1-5).

Georgia State 80, Morgan State 44: The host Panthers (5-2) had five players score in double figures and out-rebounded the Bears (0-7) by 41-26 in the first round of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Invitational.

DeSales 60, Johns Hopkins 48: The host Bulldogs (4-2) held the Blue Jays (7-1) to 23 percent shooting and forced 22 turnovers in Center Valley, Pa..

Mount St. Mary's 61, St. Francis (N.Y.) 47: Myriam Baccouche scored 24 points to lead the Mount (2-4, 1-0 Northeast Conference) in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Gwynedd-Mercy 66, McDaniel 62: The Green Terror (5-2) committed 23 turnovers, which the host Griffins turned into 28 points. Kathy Snell (22 points, 11 rebounds) led the offensive attack for Gwynedd-Mercy (4-1).

Goucher 86, Villa Julie 44: Kate Guggino scored 28 points for the second time in a week and 20 or more for the sixth time in eight games for the visiting Gophers (5-3). Villa Julie dropped to 1-5.

Bowie State 80, Saint Paul's 49: Rachill Robinson and Latoya Rawls each recorded double-doubles for the visiting Bulldogs (4-5, 1-2 CIAA) in Lawrenceville, Va. Robinson finished with 26 points and 17 rebounds. Rawls had 20 points and 15 boards.


Old Dominion 77, Morgan State 62: Alex Loughton and Drew Williamson each scored 18 as the host Monarchs (2-3) downed the Bears (1-4) in Norfolk, Va.

Johns Hopkins 82, Dickinson 71: The visiting Blue Jays (5-2, 2-0 Centennial Conference) -- led by Danny Nawrocki with 23 points -- took the lead for good with 14 minutes left and defeated the Red Devils (0-7, 0-2) in Carlisle, Pa.

Goucher 85, Susquehanna 80: Pierre Jones scored 22 points as the host Gophers (4-4) edged the Crusaders (5-2).

St. Mary's 74, Eastern 49: Joe Farina (Pallotti) recorded game-highs (22 points, 13 rebounds) as the Seahawks (2-5) continued their unbeaten home win streak.

Bowie State 83, Saint Paul's 58: Anton Jenifer scored a game-high 22 points and Allen Van Norden scored 17 for the visiting Bulldogs.

Villa Julie 87, Washington College 78: Anthony Fitzgerald (25 points, 26 rebounds) powered the host Mustangs (2-3) past the Shoremen (3-1).

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