UMBC women edge Loyola, 58-56


November 18, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Amanda Robinson's jumper with 2.1 seconds left in regulation lifted the UMBC women's basketball team over Loyola, 58-56, at RAC Arena last night in front of 450.

Heather Luttrell was fouled and made both free throws to tie the score with 58 seconds left for the Retrievers (1-2). The Greyhounds (1-2) drove to their end of the court, but guard Ebony Toliver missed a three-point attempt.

UMBC had the ball with 26 seconds to go and Mackenzie Butler passed to Robinson for the game-winning jumper with 2.1 seconds remaining. The Greyhounds could not get a shot off as time expired, as Luttrell deflected the pass.

Senior point guard Brittnie Hughes had a career-high 21 points while shooting 7-for-13 from the field, including 4-for-4 from three-point range.

The score was back-and-forth all game, as neither team led by more than four at any point. Hughes scored eight points in the first three minutes and had 14 at the half. Sharri Rohde scored all 16 of her points in the first period as well, as the duo combined for 30 of UMBC's 34 first-half points. Loyola took a 35-34 lead into the break.

Vanessa Ruffin led the Greyhounds with 11 points. Jill Glessner added 10 and posted a game-high seven rebounds.

Coppin State 55, Youngstown State 42 -- Rashida Suber scored a game-high 16 points, and Talia Sutton added 11 points and 11 rebounds leading the host Eagles (2-1) past the Penguins (0-2) at the Coppin Center. Suber finished the game 6-for-11 from the field and 3-for-6 from beyond the three-point arc, leading the Eagles in scoring for the third consecutive game. Coppin State extended its school-record home-court winning streak to 10 games.

Pittsburgh 77, Mount St. Mary's 55 -- Shavonte Zellous led all scorers with 22 points as the host Panthers (2-0) beat the Mount (0-2). Dita Krumberga led Mount St. Mary's with 19 points and Brianna Gauthier (St. Mary's) had 12. After the first four minutes, Pittsburgh took control of the contest and never looked back to take the first-ever meeting between the programs.

Bowie State 58, Assumption 46 -- Genet Moore scored a game-high 25 points as the host Bulldogs (1-0) beat the Greyhounds (1-1). Bowie State led 31-22 at the half. Kayla Parker led Assumption with 14.

St. Mary's 61, Arcadia 52 -- Allie Scott scored a game-high 21 points as the host Seahawks (1-0) beat the Scarlet Knights (0-1) in the Seahawks Tip-Off Tournament. St. Mary's faces Christopher Newport, a 68-49 winner over William Patterson, in tonight's championship at 7.


Bowie State 58, Assumption 46 -- Gil Goodrich and Tyronne Beale combined efforts for 46 points, 26 and 20 respectively, to lead the host Bulldogs (1-0) past the Tigers (0-1) in the opening round of the Bulldogs Classic. Bowie State faces Dowling, a 60-55 winner over Cheyney, in today's championship.

St. Vincent 64, Washington College 30 -- Ian McCullough scored 13 points as the Bearcats (1-0) opened the first 4:40 of the second half on a 12-3 run to beat the Shoremen (0-1) in the first round of the Manhattanville Castle Classic at Kennedy Gym. St. Vincent led 20-13 at the half and McCollough shot 6-of-12 for a 32-16 lead with 15:20 left. Joey Breslin led Washington College with six points.

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