College Sports Roundup
By Mathew Schlissel
COPPIN STATE EAGLES
The men's basketball team defeated St. Paul's (69-65) and Allen (72-61) last weekend at the Hornet Roundball Classic hosted by Delaware State. In Sunday's game against Allen, senior guard Tywain McKee led the Coppin State attack with 16 points. Joining McKee in double figures were freshman Vince Goldsberry (13), senior Antwan Harrison (10) and freshman Eddie Hayden (10).
The Eagles will play in the Chicago Invitational Challenge this weekend. They'll face Kent State on Sunday in Kent, Ohio, and Xavier on Monday in Cincinnati.
The women's basketball team opened up its season with a 69-65 loss to Northeastern last week, but rebounded with a 74-63 win over Central Florida at the UCF Knights Classic last Sunday. In the game, senior Shalamar Oakley scored a career-high 34 points. Coppin also received 14 points and five rebounds from senior Rashida Suber. The Eagles will face the University of North Carolina Friday at the Preseason Women's National Invitational Championship at Chapel Hill, N.C.
The men's basketball team rebounded from a tough loss to local rival Towson last Friday to defeat the University of Pennsylvania, 89-68, at Reitz Arena last Sunday. Senior guard Gerald Brown scored 27 points, hitting 10 of 11 shots from the foul line.
The story of the game for the Greyhounds was their full-court press, which bothered the Quakers throughout and allowed Loyola to score 32 points off turnovers. Junior guard Marquis Sullivan added 13 points, while sophomore guard Brett Harvey dished out a career-high nine assists with just one turnover. Loyola hosts Vermont Sunday at Reitz Arena.
The women's soccer team defeated Marist, 2-0, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., last Sunday to win the 2007 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship. The Greyhounds (10-5-5) picked up their ninth conference title and advanced to their sixth NCAA Tournament in the last eight years. Lea Day and Christina Gomez each scored first-half goals, and the Loyola defense, behind MAAC Defensive Player of the Year Brittany Henderson, proved too tough for Marist in the second half. First- and second-round matches will take place Friday and Sunday
MORGAN STATE BEARS
Chad Simpson ended his brief Morgan State football career last Saturday with another brilliant performance, rushing for 131 yards and two touchdowns. But it wasn't enough as the Bears fell to South Carolina State, 28-21, in overtime. This season marked the third consecutive year that Morgan State (5-6, 4-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) has finished below .500 and the eighth time in the past 10 years. Simpson finished his Morgan State career with 2,197 yards and leaves as the No. 4 all-time rushing leader.
The men's basketball team gave the University of Connecticut a scare last Wednesday in Storrs, Conn., before losing, 69-65. The Bears bounced back Thursday to defeat Ohio Valley/Buffalo, 77-66. In the victory, Reggie Holmes led Morgan with 21 points in the loser's bracket of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic. California transfer Marquise Kately added 15 points while Jerrel Green scored 12. The Bears open their home schedule Tuesday against American.
The men's basketball team opened its season with a 88-72 win over Longwood last Friday in Farmville, Va., but fell to Drexel, 86-70, last Sunday. Navy struggled with its shooting against the Dragons, making just 31 percent in the first half and 36 percent overall. Against Longwood in the opener, Greg Sprink led the Midshipmen with 28 points and eight rebounds. Navy will take on Texas-San Antonio Saturday at the Alamodome. The Mids face Canisius next Tuesday at home.
The women's soccer team captured its second straight Patriot League championship with a 1-0 victory over Bucknell last Sunday in Lewisburg, Pa. Freshman forward Carissa Youker provided the lone goal in the 42nd minute and the defense did the rest. Navy is making its third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last five years. Navy's first-team All-Patriot League forward Bridgitte Fox was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after driving in a pair of goals against American last Friday in the semifinal.
Senior Jamell Beasley led Towson with 16 points and six rebounds in the Tigers' season opener.
The men's basketball team got a lift from junior transfer Junior Hairston, who tallied 26 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Tigers to an 89-68 season-opening win over Loyola at the Towson Center last Friday night. Hairston, a 6-foot-8 transfer from the College of Charleston, also added three blocked shots and became the first Towson player to score 20 points and grab 20 rebounds in a single game. Towson also got a strong performance from junior guard Rocky Coleman, who added 15 points. The Tigers will hit the road Tuesday to take on Samford.
The women's basketball team opened its season on the road, defeating Mount St. Mary's last Friday in Emmitsburg. Senior guard Jamell Beasley led the Tigers with 16 points and six rebounds. Junior guard Alis Freeman added 10 points, six rebounds and four assists while senior guard Holly Mahan tallied 11 points with nine rebounds. Towson has now opened the season with a victory for five straight years. Towson will travel to Virginia to take on Norfolk State Friday.
The men's basketball team rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat St. Peter's, 81-78, last Saturday in its season opener. Senior transfer Ray Barbosa led the Retrievers' surge with 14 points in the second half and produced a game-high 23 points in his first game after coming over from James Madison. Junior point guard Jay Greene recorded 10 assists and posted zero turnovers in 37 minutes. Senior forward Cavell Johnson, another JMU transfer, added nine points and a game-high nine rebounds with three blocked shots. The Retrievers will travel to Richmond this Saturday to take on the Spiders.
The women's basketball team opened its season by splitting its first two games, both at the RAC Arena. Last Friday night, the Retrievers fell to No. 13 George Washington, 79-59, but rebounded on Sunday to defeat Rider, 58-53. In the victory on Sunday, UMBC jumped out to a 14-point lead early, then lost it in the second half. But they came back to make a big run at the end. Senior guard Morgan Hatten posted 15 rebounds, the most by a Retriever since Monica Logan pulled down 16 in 1999. Junior guard Chantay Frazier led the way with 14 points, while sophomore guard Carlee Cassidy added 12. Junior center MacKenzie Butler added a career-high 10 points and a team-best six assists.
DIVISION III NOTES
The No. 18 Johns Hopkins men's soccer team fell to No. 2 North Carolina Wesleyan, 2-0, in the second round of the Division III NCAA Tournament last Sunday in Baltimore. The Blue Jays had advanced to the second round by defeating DeSales University on Saturday, 1-0 in overtime, as freshman Scott Bukoski scored on a header just 43 seconds into the first overtime period. Hopkins ended the season at 18-4-0, finishing just one win shy of a school record.
The Johns Hopkins football team (4-6, 3-5 Centennial Conference) finished its season with a victory, defeating McDaniel College, 31-3, in the 86th meeting between the schools. Sophomore running back Andrew Kase led the Blue Jays with 35 carries for a career-high 227 yards.
Issue 2.46: November 15, 2007