Suber's 25 lift Coppin over Robert Morris

State women

November 23, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Coppin State women's basketball team scored 16 of the first 21 points and Rashida Suber led all scorers with 25 points as the Lady Eagles beat host Robert Morris, 76-68, last night in Moon Township, Pa.

Shalamar Oakley finished with 21 for Coppin State (3-1). Sugeiry Monsac scored 19 of her 23 points in the second half for the Colonials (2-2).

After Suber's three-pointer gave Coppin an 11-point lead, Monsac sparked a 14-0 run that ended with Psyche Butler's layup for a three-point Robert Morris lead.

The Lady Eagles would score only two more baskets in the first half, a three-pointer by Suber and a layup by Whitney Cunningham, allowing the Eagles to take a 24-21 lead with 4:05 left. The Colonials would go on to score the final five points for a 26-24 lead at halftime.

Coppin State outscored the Colonials 14-2 over the first 4:20 of the second half to take the lead for good. The Colonials' only basket came when Monsac made a layup with 17:37 left. The Eagles would extend their lead to 11 on Suber's three-pointer, making the score 41-30.

Butler and Monsac each scored three points to cut the lead to 43-38, but layups by Tanezia Harden and Tamieka Noel put the Eagles back on top by 11. The Eagles' lead would expand as high as 16 after two free throws by Suber, capping a 6-1 run.

Bowie State 59, Salem International 56 -- After trailing for 14 minutes, the Lady Bulldogs (3-0) took the lead at 41-39 on Markeya Watson's layup with 11:57 remaining and never trailed again. Watson finished with 13 points. Bowie State led by as many as 10 (49-39) with 8:02 left before the Tigers (1-4) pulled within 52-51 with 4:11 remaining. Salem International came within two several times in the last three minutes but no closer. Genet Moore led the Lady Bulldogs with 17 points, and Allyson Swailes had 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Tigers' Jeannie Saunders led all scorers with 24.

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