Coppin men stay close but fall to Mich. State

Towson defeats UMES

Terps women top Hoyas

State

College Basketball

December 31, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Paul Davis, Kelvin Torbert and Chris Hill combined for 61 points as host Michigan State rallied to beat Coppin State, 78-72, last night.

Davis was 8-for-9 from the field and had a game-high 22 points. Torbert had 21 points off the bench. Hill added 18 points, five assists and three steals for the Spartans (5-5).

Kelvin Green had 20 points for the Eagles (3-9), who have played just one home game this season.

The teams went into halftime tied 30-30. It was 57-57 with less than 10 minutes left when Michigan State finally took control with a 14-2 spurt.

Shannon Brown added 12 points and a team-high five rebounds for the Spartans, who shot 70.8 percent from the field in the second half and 61 percent for the game.

The Eagles stayed close with 11-for-20 three-point shooting and a 29-21 rebounding edge against one of the nation's top rebounding teams in recent years.

Towson 61, UMES 53: Andrius Petkunas had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the Tigers (3-6) over the host Hawks (0-5).

Trevan Jackson added 12 points and five rebounds for Towson.

Aaron Wellington scored a game-high 18 points and had three rebounds for UMES.

Ohio State 60, UMBC 44: Cory McJimson and John Zito combined for 20 points, but the Retrievers (3-6) dropped their third straight game with a loss to the host Buckeyes (8-4).

DeSales 85, Villa Julie 60: Anthony Fitzgerald had team highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds, but the Mustangs (3-6) were routed by the host Bulldogs (6-1) in a nonconference game.

Women

Maryland 66, Georgetown 63: Four players scored in double figures, led by Kalika France with 14, as the Terps (8-4) defeated the Hoyas in overtime in the consolation game of the Surf-N-Slam Tournament in San Diego.

The Terps have never lost to the Hoyas, winning all eight meetings.

Bowie State 91, Shippensburg 78: Allyson Hardy scored 34 points, and the Lady Bulldogs shot 54.7 percent at the Best Western Invitational in Bowie.

Bowie State (6-6) controlled the second half by hitting 19 of 30 shots from the field and 14 of 17 from the free-throw line.

Mississippi 81, Mount St. Mary's 64: The Mountaineers (2-6) were beaten under the basket at the Lehigh Tournament, surrendering 20 offensive rebounds, 36 points in the paint and 15 second-chance points to the Lady Rebels (6-5).

Providence 69, Coppin State 61: Sherrie Tucker scored a team-high 17 points and Lakesha Wills added 15, but the Lady Eagles (6-4) fell to the Friars (3-8) in the consolation of the LaSalle Invitational.

Loyola 78, Lafayette 51: The Greyhounds improved to 4-6, scoring a season-high 78 points in a win over the host Leopards (0-8) in the consolation round of the Lafayette Holiday Tournament in Easton, Pa.

Towson 56, Norfolk State 42: Kacy O'Brien scored a game-high 13 points while Kelli Talbot and Tina Hopkins combined for 24 points as the Tigers (6-1) outran the visiting Spartans (1-7) in a nonconference game.

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