Loyola wins 3rd in a row

State women

College Basketball

December 07, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Jill Glessner (14 points) led five Greyhounds in double digits as the host Loyola women's basketball team beat Howard, 83-65, last night at Reitz Arena.

The Greyhounds (3-2) won their third straight. Loyola shot 54.7 percent from the field, out-rebounded the Lady Bison (1-4) 51-21 and dished out 24 assists to Howard's four.

The Greyhounds started the contest with three straight baskets, including two by Vanessa Ruffin. Howard got on the board for the first time at 17:12 with a basket by Ebony Lacey for a 6-2 deficit.

Loyola built its largest lead, 46-24, to close the half.

In the second half, Lacey scored with 18:37 left to trim Loyola's lead to 50-26. The Greyhounds did not allow another field goal by the Lady Bison for nearly 10 minutes to take their largest lead, 62-31. Howard worked to erase the deficit and got as close as 16 points with just over three minutes left.

Navy 79, Morgan State 50 -- The host Mids (5-2) outscored the Lady Bears (0-5) 43-20 in the second half. Navy's Ashley Pelzek finished with 21 points. Morgan State's Whitney Johnson led all scorers with 24.

Michigan 77, UMES 59 -- Kelly Helvey scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her second straight double double as the host Wolverines (4-4) beat the Hawks (1-3). Kristi Veltkamp led UMES with 15 points. Carly Benson added career bests of 15 points and five steals for Michigan.

Johns Hopkins 65, McDaniel 57 -- Amanda Leese recorded a game-high 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the host Blue Jays (5-1, 3-0 Centennial Conference) past the Green Terror (3-3, 0-2). Hopkins outscored McDaniel 36-29 in the second half after leading 29-28 at the half. The Blue Jays shot 42 percent from the field and held the Green Terror to 26 percent shooting.

Villa Julie 66, Polytechnic 35 -- Cara Hill scored 10 points and Tanisha Foster and Tonia Cristino each had eight points for the visiting Mustangs (4-2, 2-0 North Eastern Athletic Conference). The Blue Jays (3-3, 0-1) came within 16 points in the second half, but no closer.

Washington College 60, Haverford 53 -- Elise Conway had a team-high 13 points for the host Shorewomen (1-5, 1-2 Centennial Conference). Washington College opened with a 7-0 run and forced 12 turnovers for a 25-21 halftime advantage. Erica Juliano recorded a game-high 17 points for the Fords (1-7, 0-3).

Shenandoah 58, C. Notre Dame 46 -- The visiting Gators (4-1) committed 28 turnovers in the loss to the Hornets (2-4). Monica Cherry led College of Notre Dame with 13 points.

Bethany 70, Frostburg State 67 -- The host Bison (5-1) led by one, 68-67, with eight seconds left when Lisa Mitchell hit two free throws to seal the win over the Bobcats (5-1). Frostburg State led by as much as 11, 15-4, in the first half, but Bethany took its first lead, 64-63, with 2:39 left in the game. Frostburg's Krystin Hargrove and Bethany's Jenny Place each scored 24 points.

Virginia Wesleyan 73, Salisbury 60 -- Heather Phillips and Nicole Thurston scored 19 points each for the host Blue Marlins (5-2). Jessica Mills led the Sea Gulls (6-1) with 13.

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