Navy Women One Win Away From Tournament
By Chris Garman
Navy closed with five straight points to seal a 64-59 victory against Lehigh in the Patriot League tournament semifinals March 5. Senior Erin Edwards and sophomore Jade Geif led the Midshipmen (17-13) with 13 points apiece. The Mids will play in the Patriot League tournament championship game against Holy Cross, with an NCAA tournament bid on the line, March 10.
Coppin State defeated North Carolina A&T, 78-74, during the quarterfinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament March 8. Junior Leola Spotwood led the Eagles (20-11) with 14 points, while senior Crystal Whittington added 13 points. The Eagles will play top-seeded Hampton during the semifinals March 9.
Towson lost during the opening round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, 72-58, to Old Dominion March 8. Senior Krystal Parnell led the Tigers (16-14) with 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds. It was the final collegiate game for Parnell, along with fellow seniors Deree Fooks, Meredith Kennedy, Sheree Ledbetter and Krystin Fields.
Morgan State's season came to an end following a 66-53 loss to North Carolina A&T during the opening round of the MEAC tournament March 6. Sophomore Amarah Williams led the Bears (6-24) with a double-double, scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. The game was the final of the collegiate careers of seniors Omara Parker and DeKeisha Mathis.
Maryland defeated Wake Forest, 82-60, during the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Second-team All-ACC guard Terrell Stoglin led the Terrapins (17-14) with 25 points. The Terps will play top-seeded North Carolina during the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament March 9.
Morgan State fell to Hampton during the opening round of the MEAC tournament, 69-65, March 6. Senior Aric Brooks led the Bears (9-20) with 18 points, while senior Kevin Thompson posted a double-double with 12 points and 17 rebounds. This was the final collegiate game for both Brooks and Thompson, along with fellow seniors Larry Bastfield and Ameer Ali.
Coppin State lost a nail-biter to Florida A&M, 74-72, during the opening round of the MEAC tournament March 6. Senior Akeem Ellis led the Eagles (14-16) with 24 points and senior Tony Gallo added 21 points. This was the final collegiate game for both Ellis and Gallo, along with fellow seniors Rodney Edwards, Michael Harper, Osman Olol, Logan Wiens and Antonio Williams.
Posted March 9, 2012