Morgan loses 30th straight in MEAC

Bad shooting, errors help Bethune-Cookman, 75-46

State women

College Basketball

January 04, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Morgan State women's basketball team suffered 30 percent field-goal shooting and 22 turnovers on the way to their 30th consecutive league defeat yesterday, 75-46 at the hands of visiting Bethune-Cookman at Hill Field House.

Morgan State (0-10, 0-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) went only 1-for-11 from three-point range and 11-for-20 from the free-throw line.

Morgan State held a 14-12 lead with 11:36 remaining in the first half after a basket by Whitney Johnson. Jessica Stephens hit a three-pointer with 10:06 left and the Lady Wildcats grabbed a lead they would never give up.

Bethune-Cookman (2-5, 1-0 MEAC) outscored Morgan 43-22 after the break and coasted.

Morgan was led by Johnson's 16 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the field. The only other Lady Bear in double figures was Candace Holmes who had 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

Delaware State 52, UMES 50: The Lady Hawks (2-5, 0-1 MEAC) missed a jumper as time expired in the loss to the Lady Hornets (6-3, 1-0) in Princess Anne.

Najmah Fauntleroy (eight points) made the last two baskets for Delaware State.

Tiffany Winkfield led UMES with 16 points and 15 rebounds. The Hornets' Terrelle Waller led all scorers with 22 points.

Coppin State 79, Florida A&M 73: Antoinette Reese had 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists and tied a career high with nine steals to lead the Lady Eagles (6-5, 2-0 MEAC) past the visiting Lady Rattlers (4-6, 0-1).

Coppin had taken a 10-point lead early in the second period, but Quidara Russell sparked an 11-0 run to get FAMU back in the game. Russell scored seven of the Lady Rattlers' points during the spurt, and Elana Greene's basket with 14:42 left put Florida A&M in front 56-55.

The teams exchanged the lead four more times before Coppin went ahead for good at 72-71 on steal and layup by Reese with 5:52 left.

Virginia State 65, Bowie State 58: The Bulldogs shot less than 30 percent from the field, including a 5-for-28 first half, and lost the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association game at home. Virginia State (3-6, 1-0) overcame 30 turnovers by shooting 49 percent.

Christopher Newport 58, Goucher 45: The Gophers shot 20-for-78 from the field (.256), and the visiting Captains - led by Candace Bryant with 16 points - prevailed in Towson.

Goucher beat Christopher Newport in its season opener, 79-66, in November.

Wesley 66, College of Notre Dame 52: T'Neisha Turner scored 14 of her game-high 17 points in the second half as the host Wolverines outscored the visiting Gators 39-26 after the break to take control.

Turner was 6-for-12 from the field, two of three on three-point attempts for Wesley (2-3).

Frostburg State 73, Westminster 64: Kelly True scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to power the Bobcats (7-4) past the Titans (6-5) in the Jim Crawley Classic at Bobcat Arena.

Frostburg trailed 58-57 with 4:02 left before True put the Bobcats ahead for good with a jumper.

Carnegie Mellon 64, Villa Julie 37: Cara Hill scored 15 points and Lorrie Budd added 13, but the host Mustangs (1-6) lost in the opening round of the Legg Mason Winter Classic.

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