Terps women beat Clemson, 71-51

Loyola, Towson women win

Loyola men lose

February 15, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

Lynetta Kizer scored 18 points and Dara Taylor added 17 as the host Maryland women's basketball team beat Clemson, 71-51, Sunday.

The Tigers (11-16, 2-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored the first four points, but the Terps (18-8, 5-6) answered with a 7-0 run. Freshmen Diandra Tchatchouang and Taylor sparked the run with a layup and 3-pointer. Maryland went on a 13-2 run to close the half ahead 37-19.

"Obviously I'm very pleased to get a solid win, especially given the stretch coming off four games in nine days and the stretch that we're in ACC play," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "I'm pleased obviously to see the dominance that we had on the glass tonight as well as stepping up and being able to knock down our free throws. Those are important areas that we've got to be able to have in ACC play."

The Terps held the Tigers to the lowest-scoring first half by any Maryland opponent.

Maryland went 9-for-9 from the foul line in the first half and shot a season-high 82.8 percent (24-for-29). Tchatchouang had 14 points, including 6-for-6 from the free-throw line, and six rebounds.

Loyola 68, Rider 65: Miriam McKenzie and Katie Sheahin went a combined 6-for-6 from the foul line in the final minute to secure the win for the visiting Greyhounds (11-13, 6-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).

McKenzie finished with a game-high 18 points and Caitlin Bopp (Institute of Notre Dame) and Amanda Sepulveda each had 15 points for the Broncs (3-22, 1-13).

Rider out-rebounded Loyola 49-33, enabling the Broncs to rally. Rider's total was one off the Greyhounds' season-high number of rebounds allowed. Bopp and Sarah Homan took advantage of missed shots, helping the Broncs to 12 second-chance points.

Towson 63, William & Mary 60: Shanae Baker-Brice went 3-for-4 from the foul line in the final three minutes to protect the lead for the visiting Tigers (13-11, 7-6 Colonial Athletic Association).

Towson has won four straight.

Taysha Pye had a game-high 25 points for the Tribe (11-13, 4-9).

Men
Iona 70, Loyola 62: Scott Machado scored 12 points to lead the host Gaels (19-8, 11-5 MAAC) past the Greyhounds (12-13, 5-10).

Jonathan Huffman scored 11 points and Trinity Fields added 10 as Iona won for the second time in three games.

There were 48 personal fouls, three players fouled out and the teams combined for 63 free-throw attempts. Iona was 23-for-31 (74.2 percent) and Loyola was 25-for-32 (78.1 percent) from the line.

The Gaels led throughout, but Loyola, which had won two straight games, cut the deficit to 47-43 on J'hared Hall's 3-pointer with 13:10 to play. Iona pushed the lead to 49-43, but Loyola's Brett Harvey hit three straight free throws before Huffman hit two 3-pointers to spark an 8-2 run for a 57-48 advantage with 8:19 left.


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