Coppin State women fall to 3-6 with 51-44 loss to Hartford

December 22, 2009|By Sports Digest

Shante Cummings and Jeanine Manley scored 10 points each, but the Coppin State women's basketball team fell, 51-44, to host Hartford on Monday night. Diana Delva scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hawks. Ruthanne Doherty added a game-high 14 rebounds for Hartford as the Hawks held a 49-31 rebounding advantage over the Eagles. Erica Beverly added 10 points and eight rebounds for Hartford, which improved to 8-3 on the season. Coppin State fell to 3-6.

Loyola men: Loyola junior guard Jamal Barney (Southwestern) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 14, the third time in his career that he has won the honor. In the Greyhounds' 85-51 victory over Howard on Saturday, Barney came off the bench to score a game- and season-high 28 points while playing just 21 minutes. He did not miss a shot in the second half and scored 16 points during the game-deciding 37-5 run. Barney finished the game 11-for-14 from the field, and added five rebounds and four assists. He made three of his four 3-point attempts and was 3-for-4 from the foul line. Barney is Loyola's leading scorer this season, averaging 14.6 points through 10 games.

Maryland women: Freshman forward Tianna Hawkins was chosen as Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for her performance against American on Sunday. Hawkins recorded her third career double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds to help Maryland earn its first road victory of the season. The Clinton native was 8-for-10 from the field. Hawkins is first in the nation in field-goal percentage (.690) and leads Maryland in rebounds this season, averaging 7.8 per game.

Rider women: Freshman Caitlin Bopp (Institute of Notre Dame) was named MAAC Rookie of the Week. Bopp, a 6-foot-2 center, recorded her second career double double with a 12-point, 15-rebound performance in a 55-54 loss to La Salle on Sunday. Bopp is third in the MAAC and 83rd in the nation in rebounds, averaging 8.6.

York men: Sophomore forward Paul Kouvaris (Cardinal Gibbons) was named Capital Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 26 points in the Spartans' victory over defending conference champion Wesley on Dec. 14. Kouvaris shot 11-for-13 from the field and made all four of his free throws. He also contributed three rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and a steal in 24 minutes.

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