Coppin 18-0 in league entering postseason

Loyola defeats Manhattan, reaches semis

State women

March 04, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Coppin State women's basketball team defeated cross- town rival Morgan State, 76-55, in the regular-season finale at the Coppin Center to become the first team since Howard in 1996-97 to go undefeated in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play.

The Eagles (19-8 overall) finished 18-0 in league games, their best conference record in school history.

The win was their 26th straight over a MEAC opponent and their 12th in a row over the Lady Bears.

Sherrie Tucker, Shalamar Oakley and Rashida Suber led the offense with 16 points each. Suber, who came off the bench, shot 6-for-7 and tied a career high by going 4-for-4 from three-point range. Oakley was 2-for-2 from beyond the arc, and Tucker finished 8-for-13 from the field.

Sarissa Gaskins led the Lady Bears (5-21, 5-12) with 11 points and made five steals. Whitney Johnson had 10 points, and Latricia Jones finished with a team- high five rebounds with seven points.

Loyola 66, Manhattan 57 -- The Greyhounds (19-9) advanced to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference semifinals for the first time since 2001 by defeating the Jaspers (11-18) in Albany, N.Y. Krystle Harrington scored a game-high 16 points for Loyola. Lauren Troupe added 13 and Brittany Dunn had 12 for the Greyhounds, who will play Canisius at 2:15 p.m. today.

Johns Hopkins 66, Dickinson 52 -- Julie Miller had a career-high 28 points as the Blue Jays (22-7) defeated the Red Devils (19-8) for the third time this season in the ECAC South semifinals at Pittsburgh-Greensburg. Johns Hopkins will play the host school at 2 p.m. today in the final.

Pittsburgh-Greensburg 67, McDaniel 60 -- The Green Terror (20-9) lost to the host Bobcats (23-6) despite 18 points and nine rebounds from Kristy Costa in the ECAC South semifinals.

Randolph-Macon 83, Hood 57 -- Despite 22 points and 10 rebounds from Danielle Gallagher, the visiting Blazers (15-12) fell to the Yellow Jackets (26-2) in the NCAA Division III tournament.

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