Morgan ends 30-game skid, beats S.C. State in 2 OTs, 84-83

Lady Bears' Watson gets eight 3-pointers, 26 points

State women

College Basketball

January 18, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Morgan State's women ended a 30-game losing streak that stretched back to last season by defeating visiting South Carolina State, 84-83, in double overtime yesterday at Hill Field House.

The Lady Bears had not won since beating Towson on Dec. 21, 2002.

The victory also broke a streak of 32 losses in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference by Morgan (1-13, 1-5), which handed the Lady Bulldogs (7-7, 4-1) their first conference loss.

Sharonda Watson made a school-record eight three-pointers and paced Morgan with 26 points in a game that lasted nearly three hours. Whitney Johnson scored 20 points and Jennyffer Vargas had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

McDaniel 103, Muhlenberg 100: The visiting Green Terror (11-2, 8-0 Centennial Conference) and the Mules (10-3, 5-2) went overtime and broke a conference record for combined points less than 24 hours after the Mules and Johns Hopkins set the mark at 192.

McDaniel, which got 20 points from Toby McIntire, held Muhlenberg to 2-for-11 shooting in overtime.

Bucknell 72, Navy 63: The Bison (8-8, 1-2 Patriot League) used a 14-6 run late in the second half to break open a close game and send the visiting Midshipmen (6-11, 0-3) to their fifth straight loss.

Desire Almind scored 18 for Bucknell, which defeated Navy for the 13th straight time.

Johns Hopkins 67, Ursinus 44: The visiting Blue Jays (12-1, 7-1) got 13 points from Kelly Rumsey in their fifth straight victory and 15th straight Centennial Conference regular-season win. The Bears (3-7, 2-5) have not beaten Hopkins since 1995.

Northeastern 91, UMBC 78: The Retrievers (0-13, 0-4 America East) set school records for field-goal percentage (.660) three-point field-goal percentage (.609 percent) and three-pointers made (14) but attempted just three foul shots in losing to the host Huskies (9-4, 3-1), whose Marlene Zwarich scored 39 points on 17-of-26 shooting.

Franklin & Marshall 77, Washington College 42: The visiting Shorewomen (3-10, 1-7 Centennial) shot 29 percent from the field in losing to the Diplomats (5-7, 5-3).

Sacred Heart 64, Mount St. Mary's 58: The host Mountaineers (4-11, 3-3 Northeast Conference) trimmed an eight-point deficit to one with a little more than five minutes to play, but the Pioneers (9-4, 4-1), who got 23 points from Nicolle Rubino, held on.

College of Notre Dame 69, Brooklyn 28: Senior Julia Bachman hit all nine of her field-goal attempts and finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the visiting Gators (6-3). The Bridges (1-8) committed 25 turnovers.

UMES 72, Norfolk State 63: The Lady Hawks (3-8, 1-4 MEAC) got 20 points from Octavia Thompson and held the host Spartans (1-13, 0-6) to 31 percent shooting.

Mary Washington 71, St. Mary's 61: The visiting Eagles (4-8, 1-3 Capital Athletic Conference) ended the game on a 16-6 run to defeat the Seahawks (4-9, 1-3), who got 16 points from Mary Kate Lenz.

York 82, Salisbury 78: Ashley Robertson tied the game as time expired in regulation and the visiting Spartans (9-4, 4-0 Capital Athletic Conference) got five points from Jessica Huntley in overtime to beat the Sea Gulls (8-6, 3-1).

Goucher 77, Gallaudet 45: Stephanie Tolbert's 18 points led the visiting Gophers (7-6, 1-3 Capital Athletic Conference) in their rout of the Bison (2-12, 0-4).

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