Rutgers-Camden escapes St. Mary's despite 20-point effort from Polidoro

State women

January 20, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Rutgers-Camden hit four free throws in the last 30 seconds after visiting St. Mary's had trimmed a 16-point deficit to three with 42 seconds to go, as the Raptors held on to earn a 67-62 women's basketball victory last night over the Seahawks in Camden, N.J.

Megan Rulon led the Raptors (7-9) with 25 points on 9-for-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to finish with her eighth straight double double. Rulon grabbed a crucial rebound following two missed Raptors' free throws with eight seconds left to seal the victory.

Three players reached double figures for St. Mary's (4-10), led by Amanda Polidoro's 20 points. Polidoro's layup with 42 seconds left capped a 13-0 run and cut the Seahawks' deficit to 63-60.

Rulon hit two free throws 13 seconds later to make it 65-60. Polidoro then hit a jumper to cut the deficit to 65-62, and the Seahawks fouled to send Rutgers-Camden to the line. The Raptors missed two free throws, but Rulon grabbed the rebound following the second miss and Kelly Stafford made two free throws with six seconds to go.

Coppin State 77, South Carolina State 67: The host Lady Eagles (8-8, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) surrendered 50 rebounds, but forced 28 turnovers in the win. Talia Sutton scored 18 points, Sherrie Tucker scored 17 and Antoinette Reese added 15 for Coppin State. Latasha Cook had 17 and Nicole Rhem 16 for the Lady Bulldogs (7-8, 4-2).

North Carolina A&T 49, Morgan State 47: The visiting Lady Aggies (6-10, 3-3 MEAC) took their first lead with 1:46 remaining, then held on. The Lady Bears (1-14, 1-6) led by as many as 15 in the first half, but could not hang on in the second.

Camile Atkins led North Carolina A&T with 24 points. Jennyffer Vargas had 14 for Morgan State.

Salisbury 78, Richard Stockton 69: Five players scored in double figures for Salisbury, helping the visiting Sea Gulls (9-6) overcome 34 turnovers. Christen Barney and Jessica Mills scored 15 points each for Salisbury, and Julia Waters added 12 points and 14 rebounds. Kristen Spencer led Richard Stockton (7-8) with a career-high 19 points.

McDaniel 103, Gallaudet 50: Fifteen of visiting McDaniel's 16 players scored and the Green Terror (12-2), which led by 25 at halftime, opened the second half on a 32-3 run. Kelly Cramp scored 16 points for McDaniel. Charity Sanders had 14 for Gallaudet (2-13).

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