State women: Coppin State tops Savannah State, 57-53, for first MEAC win

UMES beats Norfolk St. in OT, 86-80; Mount St. Mary's defeats LIU Brooklyn, 66-41

January 13, 2013|From Sun staff reports

Leola Spotwood scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Larrisa Carter added 12 points and 12 rebounds as host Coppin State posted its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory of the season with a 57-53 victory over Savannah State on Saturday.

The Eagles, who shot 35.6 percent from the field, outrebounded the Tigers 43-32 and forced Savannah State into 25 turnovers.

The Eagles (5-11, 1-2) opened the second half on a 10-0 run, sparked by six points by Shawntae Payne, to take a 35-23 lead with 14:57 to play in the second half.

After a basket by Jazmin Thomas cut the lead to 35-25, Coppin State used a 9-2 run to take its largest lead of the game at 44-27.

The Tigers (6-10, 1-2) got to within 56-53 with five seconds remaining, but Ashle Craig (Western) converted one of two free throws with 2.7 seconds to play to seal the victory.

UMES 86, Norfolk State 80, OT: After trailing for most of the second half, the Hawks used 14 3-pointers to claim their first MEAC victory.

UMES (5-8, 1-1) led, 66-65, with a minute to go, but the Spartans' Recca Trice went 1-for-2 from the line with 1.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

After two lead changes, Shawnee Sweeney hit a 3-pointer with 4:04 left in overtime to make it 71-69, giving UMES the lead for good.

Mount St. Mary's 66, LIU Brooklyn 41: Sydney Henderson scored 13 points as the visiting Mountaineers (6-8, 2-1 Northeast Conference) defeated the Blackbirds (3-11, 0-3) in the first women's game played at the NBA home of the Brooklyn Nets.

The Mount shot 51.9 percent (27-for-52) from the field for the game.

Vermont 63, UMBC 60: The visiting Retrievers (5-12, 1-3 America East) rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit, but Raven Harris was unable to get the potential game-tying shot off in time.

Harris finished with a career-best 22 points and added eight assists, eight rebounds and five steals.

The Catamounts improved to 5-11, 2-1.

South Carolina State 83, Morgan State 74: The host Bears (4-11, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) have lost six straight.

Johns Hopkins 52, Haverford 46: Maggie Fruehan matched a career high with 12 points to hold off a Fords rally as the host Blue Jays (7-8, 5-5 Centennial Conference) won their third straight.

Leading 46-37 with 2:49 to play, Haverford (9-4, 6-3 CC) went on a 9-2 run to cut Hopkins' lead to two with 22 seconds remaining.

McDaniel 63 Ursinus 54: The host Green Terror (6-7, 3-6 Centennial) ended a three-game losing streak. The Bears fell to 8-6, 5-4.

St. Mary's 70, Wesley 50: Joanna Murray (Franklin) scored a game-high 19 points to lead the visiting Seahawks (8-6, 2-2 Capital Athletic Conference) past the Wolverines (2-12, 0-5).

Lycoming 57, Stevenson 55, OT: The visiting Warriors (3-11, 3-5 Middle Atlantic Conference) outscored the Mustangs (5-6, 2-6) by 8-6 in overtime.

Sam Murray led Stevenson with 14 points, and Olivia Manges had a game-high 20 points for Lycoming.

Widener 67, Hood 56: The host Blazers (4-10, 3-4 Centennial) matched the Pioneers (12-3, 7-1) basket for basket in the second half but couldn't catch up.

Rachel Wiley had 16 points for Hood, and Joanna Persiano had 18 points for Widener.

Shaw 76, Bowie State 55: Jasmine McIntosh scored a team-high 15 points for the Bulldogs (4-9, 1-4 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association), but the Bears (12-2, 4-1) handed Bowie its fourth straight loss.

Scranton 85, Goucher 38: The host Royals (11-4, 3-1 Landmark Conference) got scoring from 14 players, and tough defense troubled the Gophers (5-9, 1-3).

Scranton took the lead before the game started on an administrative technical foul against Goucher.

Mary Washington 74, Salisbury 60: The visiting Eagles (10-5, 3-1 CAC) went up 23-6 and the Sea Gulls (7-7, 2-1) played catch-up the rest of the way.

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