Cold Navy drops Patriot opener, 71-61

Mids shoot 36 percent in defeat at Lehigh

State women

College Basketball

January 11, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Jessica DePalo scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Jana Ransom added 14 points yesterday as the Lehigh women's basketball team handed Navy a Patriot League-opening loss, 71-61, in Bethlehem, Pa.

The win is the sixth straight for the Mountain Hawks (4-9) over the Mids (6-9), who have lost five straight conference openers.

"It was two different halves," said Navy coach Tom Marryott. "You can't play great defense in one half and then play poorly in the second half."

Navy struggled on offense, shooting 36 percent (21-for-59) from the field and committing 17 turnovers. The inside trio of Adrienne Roseti, Kate Maslowski and Kate Hobbs made three of their 12 field-goal attempts. The Mids shot 28 percent (8-for-29) in the first half.

Courtney Davidson led Navy with 21 points, and Maile Shimoda added 11 points and five assists.

Hartford 55, UMBC 46: Freshman Ikea Witt tied a career high with 17 points as the host Hawks (11-2, 2-0 American East) beat the Retrievers (0-11, 0-2) to extend their winning streak to six games, the longest in their Division I era.

Witt hit six of 11 from the field and five of five from the free-throw line.

Mariana Santos led UMBC with 16 points, and Anastasia Goncharova added 11.

Delaware State 64, Coppin State 60: Terrelle Waller scored a career-high 30 points as the host Hornets (7-3, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) posted their second straight win, beating the Lady Eagles (6-7, 2-2).

Donna Williams led Coppin State with 18 points.

Howard 86, Morgan State 45: Melloni Benson scored a game-high 16 points and Christina Aden added 14 as the host Lady Bison (2-9, 2-0 MEAC) took a 20-2 lead to start the game.

Jennyffer Vargas scored 12 for the Lady Bears (0-12, 0-4).

Quinnipiac 75, Mount St. Mary's 65: The host Bobcats (7-3, 2-0 Northeast) rallied from an 18-point, second-half deficit to beat the Mountaineers (3-9, 2-1).

Mount St. Mary's was led by Myriam Baccouche's 23 points.

Johns Hopkins 70, Bryn Mawr 37: The host Blue Jays (9-1, 4-0 Centennial) had 13 players score and out-rebounded the Owls (1-9, 0-6) 66-36.

McDaniel 79, Haverford 52: The visiting Green Terror (8-2, 5-0 Centennial) got scoring from 14 of 16 players, resulting in 34 points off the bench.

Kristy Costa led with 14 points and Kelly Cramp added 12.

Washington College 75, Hood 73: Yianna Patronas hit the game-winning free throws with 23 seconds to play to lift the host Shorewomen (3-7).

Katie Piringer scored on a layup off an assist from Patronas with 50 seconds left to tie the game at 73. Piringer stole the ball with 26 seconds left and passed to Patronas, who was fouled and made both attempts to win the game.

College of Notre Dame 57, Lancaster Bible 42: Casie Hall scored 10 of her career-high 14 points in the second half, helping the host Gators (5-2) beat the Chargers (6-6).

Frostburg State 72, Lake Erie 47: Tracey Little scored 14 of her game-high 20 points in the first half for the host Bobcats (9-4, 1-0 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference).

Mary Washington 72, Villa Julie 26: The host Eagles (3-7) - led by Laura Hanks' 23 points - took a 30-10 lead into halftime in Fredericksburg, Va.

Montclair State 82, St. Mary's 65: Ebony Allen scored 19 points and the Red Hawks (10-1) downed the host Seahawks (4-8).

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