Kennedy, UMES win in Lancer

Lady Hawks stop Gardner-Webb, 77-67

State women

College football

November 20, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Toni Kennedy scored a career- high 24 points to lead the UMES women to a 77-67 victory over Gardner-Webb in the consolation game of the Lancer Invitational at Longwood College yesterday.

Jamila Griffith added 19 points and eight rebounds for UMES (1-1), which built an 11-point halftime lead despite early foul trouble for Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason first-team selection Kristi Veltkamp.

The Lady Hawks held off a late run by Gardner-Webb (0-2), which got back within 71-66 after a 6-1 run.

Veltkamp finished with 14 points.

Monmouth 88, Navy 79 -- The Midshipmen (1-1) cut a 13-point second-half deficit to four several times, but could get no closer in the Florida Atlantic Tournament. "Our defense let us down in the first half," said Navy coach Tom Marryott, whose team was down 54-45 at halftime. "We allowed too many layups and open looks. Also, we're starting a bad habit with falling behind by too many points at halftime. We need to break that habit." Carly Meyer led Navy with 20 points and eight rebounds.

Johns Hopkins 45, Carnegie Mellon 42 -- Amanda Leese scored 11 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and made a steal with three seconds remaining to help Hopkins (1-0) escape in the first game of the Blue Jay Invitational. Hopkins trailed the Tartans (0-1) by 10 at the half before rallying in the second period for their 16th consecutive season-opening victory. The Blue Jays will now face Rhodes, which defeated York, 69-54, in the tournament's championship game tomorrow at 3 p.m. Hopkins has advanced to the championship game of the invitational all 15 years and has won nine titles, including the past two.

Villa Julie 70, Wilson 52 -- Tanisha Foster paced the Mustangs with 14 points and three blocks as Villa Julie won the Wilson College Tournament. Foster was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Villa Julie improved its record to 2-0.

George Mason 75, Mount St. Mary's 64 -- Moni Akintunde recorded 17 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Patriots (1-0) past the visiting Mount (0-1). LaToya Butler had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Mount.

University of the Ozarks 74, Washington College 57 -- Guard LaToya Turner tied her career high with 21 points for the Shorewomen (0-2) in the losing effort in the Tyson Tip-Off Classic hosted by Virginia Wesleyan. Ozarks improved to 1-1.

College of Notre Dame 67, Simmons 57 -- The host Gators (2-0) rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit to beat the Sharks (1-1) in the championship game of the sixth annual Women's Colleges Tip-Off Tournament. Kimberly Ordille led Notre Dame with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists and earned All-Tournament honors.

Salisbury 75, Eastern 39 -- Sophomore guard Monica Merkel scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Sea Gulls (2-0) over the Eagles (0-2) in the Rowan tournament.

Frostburg State 61, Misericordia 52 -- Krystin Hargrove had 15 points as the host Bobcats (2-2) won the title in the Jim Crawley Invitational. Hargrove also earned All-Tournament honors.

Bowie State 56, Lock Haven 49 -- Allyson Swailes scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Genet Moore had 12 points as the Bulldogs (2-0) defeated the Lady Eagles (1-1) in the Huskies Tip-Off Tournament at Bloomsburg.

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