Navy beats Lehigh, 64-59

Coppin tops Florida A&M

State women

February 20, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Navy connected on five of six free-throw attempts over the final 50 seconds to hang on for a 64-59 victory over Lehigh yesterday in a Patriot League women's game at Alumni Hall.

The victory ended an eight-game losing streak for the Mids (9-16, 5-7) against the Mountain Hawks (17-8, 9-3).

Abi Campbell shot 5-for-7 from the field and 4-for-5 from behind the three-point line to lead Navy with 16 points, while Nikki Curtis had 12 points and a game-high six rebounds.

Jessica DePalo led the Mountain Hawks with 16 points.

Coppin State 68, Florida A&M 57: Sherrie Tucker had 18 points and Denita Plain scored a career-high 16 to lead the Lady Eagles past the host Lady Rattlers in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Coppin State, which trailed 29-28 at halftime, used a 20-7 run in the second half to assume command of the game, then weathered a rally by the Lady Rattlers (9-14, 6-8) and improved to 17-7 overall and 12-3 in the conference.

The win was just the third ever for Coppin in Tallahassee, Fla., and it gave the Lady Eagles a sweep of the season series.

Morgan State 73, Bethune-Cookman 71: Markeda Hollingsworth finished the game with 19 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field to lift the visiting Lady Bears (3-19, 2-13 MEAC) over the Lady Wildcats (4-16, 3-11).

Mount St. Mary's 69, Wagner 45: Dita Krumberga scored 18 points to lift the Mount (8-16, 7-8) past the visiting Seahawks (2-21, 2-12) in Northeast Conference play.

UMBC 69, Albany 53: The host Retrievers (8-15, 3-11 America East) scored 23 points off 17 Great Danes turnovers.

Matea Penders had 18 points for the Retrievers, and Amanda Robinson came off the bench and scored 13. Robinson also had eight rebounds.

The Great Danes fell to 11-12 and 6-8.

Franklin & Marshall 73, Washington College 53: The Diplomats, who held a 35-25 lead at halftime, improved to 11-13 overall and 9-8 in Centennial Conference play with the win, while the visiting Shorewomen fell to 5-19 and 3-14.

Lancaster Bible 90, College of Notre Dame 82: Junior Monica Cherry scored a career-high 29 points in the visiting Gators' nonconference loss.

The Gators fell to 9-16 while the Charger improved to 12-10.

Norfolk State 59, UMES 57: Ashley Bowman hit two free throws to seal the victory for the Lady Spartans (8-14, 8-7 MEAC) over the host Hawks (10-14, 8-7).

Hood 73, Chestnut Hill 66: Danielle Gallagher led the Blazers' overtime win with 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Rita Willis also had 22 points, seven of which came in the extra period.

The host Blazers improved to 16-6 overall and 12-0 in the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference. The Griffins dropped to 16-9 and 8-4.

Salisbury 72, St. Mary's 60: Christen Barney had a game-high 16 points to pace the Sea Gulls (13-12, 7-7 Capital Athletic Conference), and Megan Uglik led the visiting Saints (14-10, 8-6) with 12 points.

Johns Hopkins 82, Ursinus 51: Julie Miller led the Blue Jays (20-4, 15-2 Centennial Conference) with 20 points in their win over the host Bears.

The Blue Jays shot 50 percent from the field, including 7-for-10 from three-point range, and held a 44-24 rebounding advantage en route to their 16th straight win over the Bears (11-13, 7-10).

Marymount 85, Goucher 52: Goucher's Shadae Swan scored 21 points to lead all scorers, but the host Saints countered with a balanced attack in which six players had at least 10 points as the Saints improved to 16-9 and 11-3 in the CAC.

The Gophers fell to 2-20 and 1-13.

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