Terps women stop Virginia, go 2-0 in ACC

Strong defense helps Maryland romp, 69-55

State

January 05, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Maryland's women's basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time since the 1993-94 season with a 69-55 victory over Virginia yesterday before 2,802 fans at Comcast Center in College Park.

The Terrapins held Virginia to 12 first-half points on 5-for-30 shooting and built a 34-12 halftime lead with runs of 14-2 and 20-4. Four players scored in double figures for Maryland (10-3), which led by as many as 28 early in the second half.

Senior Delvona Oliver and freshman Shay Doron led the Terrapins with 14 points apiece. Crystal Washington and Alli Spence had 12 points each.

The win was Maryland's first over the Cavaliers (5-7, 0-2) in its past seven tries.

George Mason 65, Towson 51: The host Patriots (6-2) rallied in both teams' Colonial Athletic Association opener for their 11th straight win over the Tigers (8-2).

Jen Derevjanik had 18 points for George Mason. Kacy O'Brien had 18 for the Tigers, who led by three at halftime. Towson shot eight of 28 in the second half, while the Patriots hit 10 of 18 from the field and 15 of 19 from the free-throw line.

Wyoming 69, Navy 60: A second-half rally by the visiting Mids (6-7) proved too little too late against the Cowgirls (4-7), who won their third straight.

Wyoming built an 18-point lead with five minutes left in the second half on the strength of a 21-7 run. Navy trimmed the deficit to nine with a little more than a minute to play but could get no closer.

The Mids' Courtney Davidson scored 25 points. Davidson has scored at least 25 points in four of Navy's past five games.

St. Joseph's (N.Y.) 63, Villa Julie 51: The host Mustangs (1-4) dropped the consolation game of the Legg-Mason Winter Classic to the Lady Bears (7-4) despite 19 points and 12 rebounds from Cara Hill.

Michelle Softy and Zoe Robbins each scored 13 for St. Joseph's, which also got 23 points from its bench.

Men

Bridgewater 92, Frostburg State 85: The Bobcats (5-5) rallied from 18 points down to lead by as many as seven in the second half, but the host Eagles (7-2) responded with a 24-4 run to regain control and win the championship of the Bridgewater College-Don Glick Tournament.

Ricky Easterling scored 25 points for Bridgewater, which won its sixth straight and avenged a November loss to the Bobcats. Myro Small had 23 for Frostburg State.

Kean 87, Villa Julie 50: The host Mustangs (4-7) lost in the championship game of the Legg-Mason Winter Classic to the Cougars (10-1), who got 18 points from Tan Kesler. Villa Julie beat SUNY-Maritime to reach the championship game.

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