1st-place UMBC women rally past Hartford, 53-48, in basketball

Tenacious 'D,' 3 hat tricks help Terps women roll, 13-2, in lacrosse

February 21, 2011|By Sports Digest

Women's college basketball

1st-place UMBC rallies past Hartford, 53-48; Towson wins

Junior forward Erin Brown scored 22 points and visiting UMBC (18-10, 12-3 America East) overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to earn a 53-48 victory over Hartford (12-15, 9-5). The win was the fifth straight for the Retrievers, who set a school Division I record with their 18th victory and are eight games over .500 for the first time since December 1991. First-place UMBC can finish no lower than third place, clinching its highest seed in eight seasons in the conference. Hartford had won six in a row.

More Division I: Krystal Parnell scored 19points and Jaleesa Dryver had a career-high 11, all in the second half, to lead visiting Towson (9-17, 3-12 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 59-53 win over George Mason (12-14, 6-9). The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Tigers and gave them their first road win since Dec. 18. Parnell added 10 assists for her first career doubledouble.

College lacrosse

Tenacious 'D,' 3 hat tricks help Terps women roll, 13-2

The No. 1 Maryland women (3-0) gave up fewer than three goals for the first time since 2003 and earned a 13-2 victory over No. 16 Penn State in the Terps' home opener. After falling behind 2-1, Maryland held the Nittany Lions (0-1) scoreless through nearly 51 minutes. The Terps got hat tricks from Sarah Mollison, Katie Schwarzmann (Century) and Kristy Black (Glenelg). Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck) tied a career high with three assists, but her streak of consecutive games with a goal ended at 47.

More Division I women: Jasmine DePompeo scored a career-high five goals and had two assists to lead host Navy (3-0) to a 15-5 victory over Davidson (0-2).

Division III men: Visiting Roanoke, ranked fifth in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association preseason coaches poll, earned a 20-7 victory over No. 20 St. Mary's in the season opener for both teams. The Seahawks' Dennis Rosson (Severn) had two goals and an assist, and teammates Will Bell (Calvert Hall) and Bobby Cooke (Mount Hebron) each scored twice.

More colleges

Maryland routed, 16-0, in baseball by No. 6 Longhorns

No. 6 Texas (3-1) scored six runs in the first inning and Hoby Milner rolled to a 16-0 baseball victory over visiting Maryland (1-3). Terrapins pitchers walked 11 and hit four batters. Matt Marquis, Brandon Padula and Tomo Delp had Maryland's lone hits.

More baseball: Navy (0-3) scored five runs in the eighth to take a one-run lead against Presbyterian (3-0) but lost, 10-7. … Tyler Bugna and Spencer Patton combined to pitch a five-hitter as visiting Towson (2-2) earned a 7-1 victory over The Citadel (1-2).

Women's gymnastics: Trailing two teams entering the final rotation, the host Tigers rallied on floor exercise with a 48.775 team score to win the Shelli Calloway Memorial Towson Invitational.

Women's indoor track: Host Navy won nine of 20 events to take its third Patriot League championship.

—From Sun staff and news services

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