Mount women breeze

UMBC upends Maine

State

February 23, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Samira Rashid scored 15 points, including the 1,000th of her career, and Lilka Adams had her second career double double (11 points, 10 rebounds) to lead the host Mount St. Mary's women past Wagner, 75-58, last night.

The win secured at least a .500 conference record for the Mount (12-13, 9-7 Northeast Conference) for the first time since the 2001-02 season.

LaToya Butler led the winners with 16 points.

Chelsey Bunyer paced the Seahawks (2-23, 2-14) with 19.

Trailing 31-29 at the half, the Mount went on a 14-0 run that put it up for good on its way to its third straight win over Wagner.

UMBC 60, Maine 47 -- The host Retrievers (15-9, 7-6 America East) erased a 13-point deficit in the final 14 minutes to defeat the Black Bears (8-16, 4-9). Shari Rohde led UMBC with 15 points, and Matea Pender scored 12. The Retrievers shot only 20 percent in the first half, going 6-for-30, but shot 62.5 percent in the second half, making 15 of 24 attempts. Maine's Ashley Underwood led all scorers with 22 points, 18 in the second half.

McDaniel 79, Gettysburg 63 -- Katy Powell (25 points) and Jen Bengel (29) traded shots all night, but Powell and the host Green Terror (19-7) beat the Bullets (15-11) in the opening round of the Centennial Conference tournament. Bengel, the conference's Player of the Year, went 10-for-18 from the field and 9-for-12 from the line. McDaniel advanced to Saturday's semifinal in Allentown, Pa., against Muhlenberg.

Men

Washington College 85, Muhlenberg 79 -- Joey Breslin (St. Maria Goretti) scored a game-high 29 points and Jonathan Webb added 22 as the host Shoremen (13-13) beat the Mules (14-12) in the first round of the Centennial Conference tournament. Muhlenberg held a 42-38 lead at the half, but Washington College went on a 10-0 run in the closing eight minutes of play. The Shoremen will face host Ursinus in Saturday's semifinals at 1 p.m. Gettysburg and Johns Hopkins will play in the other semifinal at 3.

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