UMES-Bethune women's game suspended after altercation

February 15, 2011|By From Sun staff reports

A physical altercation between the UMES women (8-16, 5-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) and host Bethune-Cookman (12-11, 5-6 MEAC) led officials to suspend the game with 16:22 left in the second half Monday.

Game officials, security and both coaching staffs eventually broke up the melee on the court, sending the teams to their locker rooms.

"To have an incident occur is not representative of who we are," Bethune-Cookman athletic director Lynn Thompson said.

The visiting Hawks were trailing, 32-21, when play was stopped.

Loyola 67, Niagara 41: Miriam McKenzie scored 12 points and Erica DiClemente added 11 as the Greyhounds (15-10, 12-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) defeated the host Purple Eagles (1-24, 0-14).

South Carolina State 60, Morgan State 57: Jamesia Smith scored 15 points, but the Bears (14-10, 8-3 MEAC) dropped their second in a row in losing to the host Bulldogs (7-15, 3-9).

Mount St. Mary's 59, Wagner 41: Freshmen Jessie Kaufman and Ashley Christie combined for 25 points to lead the Mount (7-18, 4-10 Northeast Conference) past the visiting Seahawks (11-14, 4-10).

North Carolina Central 60, Coppin State 50: Jori Nwachukwu scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds leading North Carolina Central (4-21) to a nonconference victory over the visiting Eagles (9-14).

Men

North Carolina Central 77, Coppin State 75: Nick Chasten laid in a basket off an inbounds pass with 0.8 of a second remaining in regulation to lift the Eagles (12-11) over visiting Coppin (12-12).

Morgan State 72, South Carolina State 66: DeWayne Jackson scored 17 points and the visiting Bears (12-10, 8-3 MEAC) overcame a 10-point deficit to defeat the Bulldogs (6-19, 2-10).

Bethune-Cookman 86, UMES 50: Tyler Hines and Hillary Haley each scored 11 points, but the Hawks (6-19, 3-9 MEAC) were routed by the host Wildcats (15-11, 9-3).

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