McDaniel in Sweet 16 for first time

Terror trips New Jersey in Div. III

Hopkins falls

State women

College Basketball

March 07, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The McDaniel College women's basketball team is going to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.

McDaniel opened the second half with a crucial scoring run to retake the lead and held on for a 70-65 win over the visiting College of New Jersey in a second-round NCAA Division III game before 824 fans at the Gill Center yesterday.

With McDaniel (25-3) trailing 37-34 at the half, Jacqueline Pundt (16 points, 11 rebounds) hit a layup and McDaniel took its first lead since the first half at the 18:15 mark. The Terror scored an additional 14 points over the next 6:31. Liz Martin (18 points) brought the Lions (19-9) within five over the next seven minutes, but it wasn't enough.

New Jersey got within four twice in the final two minutes, but the foul shooting of Sara Franz (six points) and Brooke Weimer (four points) sealed the Lions' fate.

McDaniel's Kelly Cramp scored her 1,000th career point.

Marymount 73, Johns Hopkins 57: Annetta Benjamin scored a game-high 21 points and Nikki Rowland added 12 to power the host Saints (25-4) past the Blue Jays (24-4) in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament in Arlington, Va.

Marymount faces McDaniel in the Sweet 16.

The Saints, who have advanced to the Sweet 16 in each of the past four seasons, led 33-30 at the half and went on a 10-2 run to open the second half and go up 43-32 with 15:24 left.

The Blue Jays came within 64-57 with 1:14 to play, but Marymount hit nine free throws down the stretch and held Hopkins scoreless for the win.

Maureen Myers finished with a team-high 16 points for Hopkins. Tricia Murphy added 10 points to Marymount's cause.

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