Towson women take down Wake Forest, 63-48

State

November 30, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

From the moment the Towson women's basketball team won the opening tip last night, fans at the Towson Center knew a potential upset was brewing. The Tigers didn't disappoint as they defeated Wake Forest, 63-48.

The Tigers (2-2) scored the first six points of the game and did not trail the rest of the way.

Senior Tierra Jackson led the Tigers with 23 points and 10 rebounds for her second double double of the season.

Junior Kelly Robinson had 12 points and five rebounds, and sophomore Alis Freeman chipped in with 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Sophomore Jamell Beasley came off the bench to score eight points and grab five rebounds.

The Demon Deacons (2-1) were scoreless for the game's first 4:22 and committed five turnovers in their first seven possessions.

Towson begins Colonial Athletic Association play next Wednesday at Drexel.

Mount St. Mary's 80, Navy 72 -- Samira Rashid had 19 points and nine assists to power the Mount (1-2) past the Mids (3-2). Rashid went 6-for-13 from the floor and 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.

Temple 60, UMES 53 -- Candice Dupree had 17 points and seven rebounds for the visiting Owls (6-0). Lady Comfort and Khadija Bowens each grabbed eight rebounds for Temple. Kristi Veltkamp had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Retrievers (1-2).

State men

Xavier 81, Coppin State 56 -- Brian Thornton led four Musketeers in double figures with 17 points as the host Musketeers (3-0) beat the Eagles (0-5).

Off the court

Navy -- The school will name its basketball court at Alumni Hall after Dave Smalley, who has been associated with the academy as a player, coach, physical education professor and administrator for more than 50 years. The dedication ceremony will be Jan. 7, when the men's and women's teams play host to Bucknell.

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