Forwards Power Um Past Loyola, 69-56

Women's College Basketball

Hawkins Has 22 Points

Tchatchouang Adds 20

December 07, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Freshman forwards Tianna Hawkins and Diandra Tchatchouang dominated in the post to lead host Maryland to a 69-56 victory over Loyola on Sunday.

Hawkins' second career double double of a career-best 22 points and 10 rebounds led the Terrapins' attack. She was 10-for-15 from the field and blocked two shots. Hawkins scored 16 of her points in the second half, making eight of nine attempts from the field.

Tchatchouang scored 20 points, 12 in the second half, on 8-for-14 from the field and had four of the Terps' five 3-pointers, a career-best.

Maryland scored 36 of its 69 points in the paint and grabbed 30 defensive rebounds.

The Terrapins (8-1) used their height to record a 50-32 rebounding advantage over the Greyhounds (3-5). This was the eighth time Maryland has out-rebounded its opponent.

After three lead changes in the first half, the Terps took charge with a 10-0 run. With the score tied at 8, Tchatchouang made her first 3-pointer of the game, followed by her second 30 seconds later. Hawkins added four points with a jumper and two free throws. Maryland's largest lead of 19 points came in the second half with 11:29 left.

Maryland's defense suppressed the Greyhounds' top scorer, Miriam McKenzie, who had been averaging 17 points per game but was held to 2-for-11 shooting and four points.

Devon Carey tied her career high with 11 points to lead the Greyhounds. Freshman Katie Sheahin, in just her second appearance for Loyola, had nine points and six rebounds. Kaitlin Grant and Erica DiClemente each scored eight points. Grant tied Hawkins with a game-high 10 rebounds.

Sophomore Anjal? Barrett pulled down a career-best nine rebounds and added three assists, one steal and four points. Freshman Jackie Nared had nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

Sophomore Lynetta Kizer scored nine points.

Navy 65, Penn 51: : Cassie Consedine scored 11 of the host Midshipmen's first 13 points of the second half to help Navy (7-3) open a double-digit lead over the Quakers (0-7).

"We definitely were trying to go inside to Cassie," Navy coach Stefanie Pemper said. "On the whole, she really didn't shoot the ball all that well today, but her start to the second half was a big boost."

Consedine finished with 13 points and was one rebound short of her fourth double double of the season. Kristin Bowen and Chey Arvin had 11 and 10 points, respectively. Angela Myers contributed six points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Oklahoma State 80, Coppin State 51: : Tegan Cunningham led four players in double figures with 19 points, and the host Cowboys defeated the Eagles (2-4).

Oklahoma State (5-2) outscored Coppin 21-0 from the 3-point line.

The Eagles, who lost their fourth straight game, were led by Shante Cummings, who had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Crystal Whittington added 15 points, and Sesalie Johnson scored 10.

Saint Francis (Pa.) 68, Mount St. Mary's 51: : The host Red Flash defeated the Mount in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.

Mary Dunn paced the Mount (3-5) with 18 points and six rebounds, and Sandra Andresson added 11 points. Britney Hodges fueled the Red Flash (1-5) with 20 points.

Samantha Leach added 15 points and Quinessa Johnson posted 13 points in the winning effort.

Top 25

James Madison 75, No. 14 Virginia 73: : Dawn Evans matched her career high with 38 points to help the Dukes (6-0) to an upset of the host Cavaliers (6-2).

Evans, a junior guard, scored 18 points in the second half, including a jumper in the lane that banked in with 52 seconds left to give James Madison a 75-71 lead.

Virginia answered as Paulisha Kellum hit a left-handed layup with 43.1 seconds remaining. The Cavaliers had a chance to tie the game after forcing Evans to turn the ball over with 16 seconds left, but China Crosby missed a driving attempt with five seconds left.

Evans' 38-point performance, which is 14 points above her average, set a John Paul Jones Arena scoring record.

Monica Wright paced the Cavaliers with 31 points and 16 rebounds but struggled from the field, connecting on 12 of 32 attempts.

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