Towson women top Ga. State, 55-50, for third straight win

February 13, 2010|By Sports Digest

Shanae Baker-Brice scored 25 points and Katrina Wheeler added 15 to lift the host Towson women's basketball team to a 55-50 win over Georgia State on Friday. The Tigers (12-11, 6-6 Colonial Athletic Association) won their third straight and avenged an early-season loss to the Panthers (13-10, 4-8). "I'm happy with the effort the girls put forth today," coach Joe Mathews said. "They really seem to be coming together and playing the type of basketball we are capable of. Shanae and Katrina played very well today, and our defense stepped up on Danyiell McKeller and did a nice job." Towson held McKeller, who entered the game averaging 19.2 points, to five. Baker-Brice grabbed seven rebounds and added two steals, which tied her with Alis Freeman for second on the school's career steals list (278). Wheeler had 13 rebounds. Georgia State's Crystal Johnson and Traci Haltiwanger scored 11 points apiece. The Tigers took their biggest lead, 35-24, early in the second half before the Panthers rallied to tie the score at 43 with 9:12 remaining. Towson, led by the free-throw shooting of Baker-Brice and Wheeler, outscored Georgia State 12-7 the rest of the way. Towson next visits William & Mary at 2 p.m. Sunday.

More women's basketball: Maryland signees Alicia DeVaughn (West Palm Beach, Fla.) and Laurin Mincy (Newark, N.J.) were selected to play for the East team in the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game. DeVaughn and fellow incoming freshman Alyssa Thomas (Harrisburg, Pa.) were also unanimous selections in ESPN's list of high school all-star teams. "We're really proud of all five players we have coming in next year," Terps coach Brenda Frese said. "It is a really nice honor for players to be selected to various All-American teams. It doesn't guarantee anything in college, but it is a terrific reward for a tremendous high school career and all the people who helped them along the way." ... UMES' home meeting with Florida A&M scheduled for 2 p.m. today was pushed to 6 p.m. because the Rattlers' flight to Baltimore was delayed. The men's game will start at 4 p.m.

Women's lacrosse: UMBC's game at George Mason, scheduled for today, has been moved to 5 p.m. Tuesday. ... Sunday's game between host Navy and Presbyterian has also been postponed. No makeup date has been set.

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