Hofstra wears down Towson in OT, 72-69

Gidden's 10-footer wins it

Loyola drops 3rd straight

State women

February 04, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Vanessa Gidden hit a 10-foot bank shot with 23 seconds left in overtime to help lift the Hofstra women's basketball team over host Towson, 72-69, last night.

The Tigers (12-9, 5-5 Colonial Athletic Association) led 56-55 with 3:01 left in regulation before Cigi McCollin (13 points) hit four straight free throws to force the overtime.

Towson took the lead again in overtime at 65-61, but a three-pointer from Charlotte Baldrey-Chourio gave Hofstra (10-9, 5-5) its first lead since the 11:24 mark of the second half. Towson's Kelli Talbot hit a layup to tie the game at 69 with 58 seconds left.

Gidden finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Hofstra. Towson's Alis Freeman led all scorers with 17.

Manhattan 55, Loyola 49: Katie Scherle scored a game-high 20 points for the Greyhounds (7-13, 6-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who lost their third straight.

Gabrielle Cottrell and Joann Nwafili each scored 11 for the host Lady Jaspers (9-11, 5-6).

In the first half, Manhattan built a 21-6 lead with four three-pointers before the 12:52 mark.

College of Notre Dame 65, Trinity 61: Casie Hall (Lansdowne) and Catherine Vecchioni (Perry Hall) scored 14 and 11 points, respectively, on combined 12-for-17 shooting, to power the visiting Gators (8-10, 5-2 Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference) past the Tigers (3-10, 1-6).

Muhlenberg 60, Washington College 54: The visiting Mules (9-10, 5-7 Centennial Conference) went on a 19-5 run in the second half to take control.

Stephanie Coluccini led Muhlenberg with 17 points. Irene Pastorino had 14 points for the Shorewomen (3-16, 2-11), including four three-pointers in the first half.

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