Liles' 20 help lift Terps over Old Dominion, 74-65

Toliver adds 19

Coppin, Mount women fall to ranked teams

December 22, 2008|By From Sun staff and news services

Demauria Liles scored 20 points and No. 15 Maryland held Old Dominion without a field goal for the final four minutes in a 74-65 victory yesterday in Norfolk, Va.

Shadasia Green's layup gave the Lady Monarchs a 63-62 lead with 3:56 to play, but Old Dominion, which led by eight points in the first half, made just two free throws the rest of the way.

"That's not the effort that we can afford to have in our own house and expect to be a top-20 team," Old Dominion coach Wendy Larry said. "It's just not going to happen. The rebounding differential, the free-throw differential - it's all indicative of a team that was outworked."

The Lady Monarchs (5-4), who shot 34 percent from the field (24-for-71), made just nine of 14 foul shots to Maryland's 26 on 39 attempts and were out-rebounded 53-43.

Old Dominion, which saw its 29-game home winning streak end in Thursday's 81-76 loss to No. 11 Tennessee, was led by junior forward Jessica Canady's 20 points and 11 rebounds.

The back-to-back losses were the first for Old Dominion in the seven-year-old Ted Constant Center since the 2005-06 season, when the Lady Monarchs lost, 88-80, in overtime to No. 5 North Carolina on Dec. 29 and 83-67 to No. 1 Tennessee on Jan 2.

Old Dominion's first-half lead evaporated behind a 15-2 Terrapins run, and Maryland (9-2) led by two points at halftime.

The Lady Monarchs' co-leading scorer Tiffany Green, 6 feet 2, a senior center averaging 13.8 points, was held without a point and picked up two fouls in the first half. She didn't score until she made a layup five minutes into the second half and finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with two minutes to play.

"She's a very talented player, and I thought our post players did a tremendous job in terms of defending her," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "Obviously it was to our advantage when she got into some early foul trouble, for us to be able to keep attacking and penetrating to the rim to be able to get to the free-throw line."

Maryland guard Kristi Toliver, the Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Player of the Year, had 19 points, and Marissa Coleman had 16 points and 13 rebounds.

No. 10 Auburn 74, Coppin State 46: : Alli Smalley scored 20 points to help give Tigers coach Nell Fortner her 100th college win.

Smalley was 4-for-4 from beyond the arc for Auburn (12-0).

Danielle Anders led the host Eagles (0-9) with 18 points.

No. 17 Virginia 65, Mount St. Mary's 55:: Monica Wright scored 27 points to lead the host Cavaliers (9-2) over the Mountaineers (5-5).

Hassanah Oliver led Mount St. Mary's with 14 points, and Mary Dunn added 11.

The Mount fell to 0-6 all time against the Cavaliers.

Loyola 80, UMBC 76: : Ashley Alexander scored a career-high 22 points, leading five Greyhounds in double figures, in a victory over the host Retrievers (7-4).

UMBC's Carlee Cassidy, who finished with a game-high 33 points, hit a jumper to tie the score at 72 with 1:08 left.

Loyola (7-4) went 8-for-10 from the free-throw line to seal the win. Alexander and Siobhan Prior went 3-for-4 from the line in the final minute.

Alexander was 7-for-16 from the field and 3-for-8 from beyond the three-point arc. Prior scored 15, and Meredith Tolley added 13.

Dallas 36, Stevenson 32: : The Mustangs' Kristen Steiner and Crusaders' Cara Sczepanski each scored eight points to lead their respective teams.

Host Dallas (2-8) shot 37.5 percent from the field and took a 21-11 lead. Stevenson (1-8) rallied in the second half, going on a 21-15 run, but fell short.


Loyola 95, UC Davis 89:: Jamal Barney had 23 points and seven rebounds to lead the visiting Greyhounds (4-7) past the Aggies (4-8).

Marquis Sullivan (Archbishop Spalding) had 20 points, and Isaac Reid added 17 points and 14 rebounds for Loyola.

Joe Harden's 20 points led UC Davis.

Dallas 74, Stevenson 60: : Kerry Dugan had a game-high 20 points in a losing effort for the visiting Mustangs (2-8).

Dallas shot 56.8 percent from the field in the game and outscored Stevenson 43-33 in the second half.

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