Coppin defeats UMBC

Harris' 37 lead Navy past Towson

November 25, 2009|By Sports Digest

Vince Goldsberry scored a season-high 18 points, leading five players in double figures and Coppin State improved to 4-1 for the first time since the 1976-77 season with a 77-66 victory over UMBC (0-4) on Tuesday at the Retriever Activities Center. Goldsberry was 4-for-8 from the field and 10-for-10 from the line to lead the Eagles. Kareem Brown had 17 points, including three 3-point baskets, and Lenny Young added 15 points as the Coppin backcourt combined to score 55 of the Eagles' points. UMBC was led by Chauncey Gilliam,who had 20 points.

Other men: Chris Harris scored a career-high 37 points and host Navy (2-3) defeated Towson, 87-70. Harris, whose previous high was 30 points against Villanova on Dec. 22, also was 12-for-12 from the free-throw line. Jordan Sugars added 24 points for the Midshipmen. The Tigers (1-2) were led by RaShawn Polk with 19 points. ... Shane Walker recorded a double double and Loyola (3-2) earned a 58-41 victory over host Dartmouth (0-4). The Greyhounds outscored the Big Green 14-1 in the final 7:33.

Women: Host Maryland built a 24-point lead against Samford in the opening 11 minutes and cruised to a 76-49 victory. Lynetta Kizer scored 20 points on 8-for-8 shooting for the Terps (4-1), who used an early 24-1 run to take control against the Bulldogs (3-1). The torrid start came two days after Mississippi State used a similar burst in an eye-opening 84-55 victory over rebuilding Maryland. Tuesday night, the Terps got 14 points from Tianna Hawkins and 11 each from Lori Bjork and Dara Taylor.

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