Hardy's 50 propel Bowie women

Bulldogs surge to win CIAA opener, 84-60

College Basketball

February 24, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Allison Hardy shot 20-for-34 and finished with 50 points to lead the Bowie State women to an 84-60 victory over St. Augustine's in the opening round of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament yesterday at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C.

St. Augustine's (15-13) had no answer for Hardy, who also made six of eight three-point attempts, pulled down 14 rebounds and added six steals for the Bulldogs (14-14).

Mount St. Mary's 90, Robert Morris 57: Myriam Baccouche scored 26 points and tied a career high with eight three-pointers in the final home game of her career to lead the host Mountaineers (8-16, 8-8 Northeast Conference).

Coppin State 58, South Carolina State 42: Sherrie Tucker scored 14 points and Leisel Harry had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lift the visiting Eagles (15-10, 11-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

Morgan State 73, North Carolina A&T 63: Sharonda Watson led the visiting Lady Bears (3-22, 3-13 MEAC) with 21 points and Whitney Johnson added 16. The Aggies dropped to 6-19, 3-12.

Hampton 82, UMES 62: Hampton's Nicole Brathwaite scored 27 points and the Lady Pirates (10-12, 10-4 MEAC) out-rebounded the host Lady Hawks (10-15, 5-10) by 45-32.

Men

South Carolina State 68, Coppin State 65: Shawn Wiggins hit a three-pointer in the final minute to help move the host Bulldogs (14-10, 11-4 MEAC) within a half game of the Eagles for the conference lead. Jimmy Boykin paced Coppin State (14-13, 12-4) with 20 points.

North Carolina A&T 91, Morgan State 80: The host Aggies (3-21, 3-12 MEAC) shot 60.8 percent from the floor. Rechodd Carter and Steven Koger scored 17 points apiece for the Aggies. Morgan State fell to 9-14, 8-8.

Hampton 79, UMES 71: Jeff Granger scored 23 points for the Pirates (11-15, 9-6 MEAC). Tim Parham and Aaron Wellington led the Hawks (7-18, 6-10) with 18 apiece.

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