Terps women in Top 25 for first time this season

Towson women beat Bucknell, 59-48

December 08, 2009|By Sports Digest

After being a stalwart in the Top 25 during the past five years, Maryland made its first appearance of the season in the Associated Press women's poll on Monday, entering at No. 25. The Terps, who have five freshmen and four sophomores, are 8-1, with their lone loss coming in their only road game, at Mississippi State. "The schedule was built so we could slowly get our feet wet and be able to put in a lot of different rotations and combinations," coach Brenda Frese said. "We feel like we have enough powerhouses in the league once we get there."

Monday night: A balanced scoring effort led the host Towson women to a 59-48 win over Bucknell in nonconference action. Towson (4-4) won its second straight as Simona Petronyte recorded a career-high nine assists. Katrina Wheeler led the Tigers with 13 points.... Iona forward Kristina Ford hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 1.7 seconds left to lift the Gaels to a 53-50 victory over host UMES. Amber Cook paced the Hawks with 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists.Men: Navy senior guard Chris Harris was named the Patriot League Player of the Week for the second straight time. ... UMBC freshman wing Shawn Grant was named America East Rookie of the Week. ... St. Mary's senior guard Camontae Griffin (Dunbar) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week. ... Bowie State senior Duke Crews was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week, and Darrell Brooks was named Coach of the Week. ... Salisbury senior guard Greg Palmer was named Pride of Maryland Player of the Week.

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