Maryland falls to Fla. State

Morgan, Coppin, UMES also lose

France has 26 for Terps, who fall to 'Noles, 82-77

State women

January 13, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Tasheika Allen and Shante Williams combined for more than half of Florida State's points last night as the Seminoles beat Maryland, 82-77, in an Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball game.

Allen scored 25 and Williams had 20 for the Seminoles (9-6, 2-2). No other Florida State player scored in double figures.

Maryland (11-4, 3-1) was led by Kalika France's 26 points. Alli Spence had 11.

The Seminoles hit 54.7 percent of their field-goal tries (57.7 in the first half). The Terps shot 39.4 percent (32.4 in the first half).

Florida State led 40-33 at the half. The lead changed hands four times during the game.

Delaware State 64, Morgan State 33: The Bears committed 38 turnovers and missed 25 of 34 field goals in the loss to the host Hornets (8-3, 3-0) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Trailing 26-22 at the break, Morgan State was outscored 38-11 in the second half.

Jennyfer Vargas and Sarissa Gaskins scored six points apiece to lead the Bears (0-13, 0-5).

Howard 59, Coppin State 57: Leisel Harry scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but the Eagles (6-8, 2-3) lost to the Bison (3-9, 3-0) in a MEAC game.

Coppin State took a 37-24 lead into the half, but was outscored 35-20 in the second half.

Shauna Ruglass recorded game highs of 24 points and 15 rebounds for Howard.

South Carolina State 75, UMES 66: Octavia Thompson scored a team-high 13 points and Laconia Hatcher had 12, but the Hawks (2-7, 0-3) were beaten by the host Bulldogs (6-6, 3-0).

College of New Jersey 72, Salisbury 57: Four Lions scored in double figures in the defeat of the visiting Sea Gulls (7-5).

Gen Olds led Salisbury with 16 points, and Christen Barney added 13. Julia Waters had 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds for the Sea Gulls.

Gallaudet 59, Villa Julie 56: Cara Hill scored a game-high 23 points and collected 13 rebounds, but the host Mustangs were edged by the Bison in a nonconference game.

Alicia Barnard added 13 points for Villa Julie.

Hood 85, Goucher 73: Danielle Allen scored 17 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, and Kathryn Linehan had 18 points, six assists and three steals to help the Blazers (5-4) end a two-game losing streak with a win over the visiting Gophers (6-5).

With 6:42 remaining in the game and the score tied at 64, Hood went on a 21-9 run to seal the victory.

Mount St. Mary's 80, Fairleigh Dickinson 74, OT: Adrienne Harris scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket to lift the Mount past the visiting Knights (4-9, 1-3) in a Northeast Conference game.

Harris scored on a layup with 4:17 left in overtime and then hit a three-pointer to help the Mount (4-9, 3-1) build a six-point advantage.

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