Consedine, Myers lead Navy women into Patriot final

Mids top Bucknell

UMES women, men lose in MEAC quarters

March 10, 2011|By From Sun Staff Reports

Three years ago as freshmen, Cassie Consedine and Angela Myers were part of a Navy squad that won just seven of the team's 30 games.

This Saturday night, the two seniors will lead their Navy teammates onto the Alumni Hall court in the championship game of the Patriot League tournament.

The Midshipmen will be playing for an NCAA tournament berth after beating Bucknell, 55-41, Wednesday at Alumni Hall in the semifinal round.

Navy (19-11), seeded first in this year's tournament, will face third-seeded American on Saturday in a 6p.m. game that will be televised nationally by CBS College Sports.

The Eagles advanced to the championship game by recording a 69-64 overtime victory over No.2 seed Lehigh, the two-time defending league champion, Wednesday night in Bethlehem, Pa.

Key to Navy's victory over fourth-seeded Bucknell (11-17) was a stifling defensive effort, especially in the first half. The Mids held the Bison to six field goals and 23 percent shooting over the first 20 minutes.

Navy made only eight field goals itself but connected on 35 percent of its shots and made five of nine 3-point field-goal attempts during the first half.

Morgan State 43, UMES 39: Morgan State's Brittany Dodson made a pair of free throws for the lead with 1:32 to play as the second-seeded Bears held off the hard-charging Hawks in the quarterfinals of the MEAC tournament at Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The seventh-seeded Hawks, who battled back from a 12-point halftime deficit to take a 37-34 edge with 5:01 left, ended their season 12-19.

Morgan (17-13) advances to the semifinals Friday at 2:30p.m. to play the winner of today's game between North Carolina A&T and Howard.

For the game, UMES shot 26.8 percent (15-for-56) and MSU was 29.1 percent from the field (29.1 percent).

Men

Hampton 77, UMES 55: Hillary Haley scored 17points in a losing effort for the visiting Hawks (9-22) in a MEAC quarterfinal in Winston-Salem.

The second-seeded Pirates (22-8) won their third straight; they have won 17 of the past 18 games against UMES. Hampton advances to Friday's semifinal, where it will take on either No. 3 Coppin State or No. 6 Norfolk State at 8 p.m.

Darrion Pellum led the Pirates with 23 points on 8-for-18 shooting.

Hampton opened the game with a 6-0 run.

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