Loyola upends St. Francis, Pa.

State women

College basketball

December 04, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Loyola College women's basketball team and first-year coach Joe Logan got their first win at home last night with a 69-57 victory over St. Francis, Pa.

The Greyhounds are 2-2; the Red Flash fell to 0-7.

"This is a great win for our program as St. Francis has been to the NCAA tournament nine times in the last 10 years," Logan said. "The kids played hard and got tougher today."

The game started with a lot of back-and-forth play but Loyola took over at the 13:49 mark with the score tied at 10. The Greyhounds went on a 12-0 run to take a 22-10 lead with 6:45 left in the first half.

The Greyhounds, who have outscored their opponents 126-91 in the first half this season, held on for the win despite a late run by the Red Flash.

Brittany Dunn led Loyola with 16 points, including 10 from the free-throw line, and Tynisha Davis added a career-high 15.

UMBC 71, Longwood 51 -- Guard Brittnie Hughes had a game-high 17 points for the host Retrievers (5-1). The junior point guard went 6-for-9 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. The last time the Retrievers started 5-1 was during the 1985-86 season, their last season before moving to Division I. UMBC outscored Longwood 40-16 in the paint and converted 14 fastbreak points. The Lancers slipped to 2-5.

Coppin State 55, Morgan State 37 -- Sherrie Tucker led the Lady Eagles (1-2) with 14 points. Sekayi Khalid had a game-high 14 points for the host Lady Bears (0-4).

College of Notre Dame 81, Neumann 63 -- Monica Cherry led four Gators in double figures with 24 points, helping Notre Dame (4-0) to an easy home victory. The Knights fell to 3-3.

Johns Hopkins 74, Muhlenberg 63 -- The Blue Jays (4-1, 2-0 Centennial Conference) made 21 of 27 free throws and shot 50 percent from the field in the second half to rally from a 12-point deficit. The Mules dropped to 4-1 and 1-1.

Dickinson 49, Washington College 43 -- The host Red Devils (5-1, 3-0 Centennial) used an eight-point spurt midway through the second half en route to the win over the Shorewomen (0-5, 0-2).

Villa Julie 57, Baptist Bible 53 -- Tanisha Foster paced the Mustangs (3-2, 1-0 North Eastern Athletic Conference) with 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. The visiting Defenders slipped to 1-2 and 0-1.

Goucher 76, Gallaudet 54 -- Stacy Hollander had 26 points to lead the visiting Gophers (2-2, 1-1 Capital Athletic Conference) past the Bison (2-5, 0-2).

Mary Washington 69, St. Mary's 53 -- Despite leading 28-24 at halftime, the host Seahawks (1-5, 0-2 CAC) allowed a 22-0 Eagles run in the second half en route to the loss. Mary Washington improved to 6-0 and 3-0.

Frostburg State 69, Penn State-Behrend 53 -- Tracie George had 14 points and seven assists for the host Bobcats as they improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The Lions dropped to 1-3 and 0-2.

Salisbury 85, Waynesburg 64 -- Sophomore guard Monica Merkel had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Sea Gulls (6-0) won the 13th annual Salisbury Optimist Classic. The Yellow Jackets fell to 3-3.

St. Augustine's 51, Bowie State 46 -- Krystle Earle and Genet Moore each scored 10 points in the loss to the host Falcons (6-0, 1-0 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association). The Lady Bulldogs fell to 4-2 and 1-1.

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