College Sports Roundup
By Mathew Schlissel
COPPIN STATE EAGLES
The women's basketball team had its 41-game Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season winning streak snapped by Morgan State last Saturday at the Coppin Center. The 63-55 loss to the Bears marked the Eagles' first MEAC regular-season loss since dropping a 51-50 decision to Delaware State in 2005. Coppin State (5-9, 0-1 MEAC) shot just 34 percent from the floor and committed 22 turnovers. Rashida Suber led the Eagles with 13 points while Danielle Anders added 11. The Eagles travel to Virginia to face Norfolk State Saturday. They'll follow that game with a road contest at North Carolina A&T Monday.
Loyola's Gerald Brown recorded the second double-double of his career Sunday with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The men's basketball team bounced back from a home loss to Fairfield last Friday to defeat Iona, 63-51, Sunday. Loyola (6-8, 2-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) fell behind early because of a poor shooting first half as the Greyhounds shot just 29.2 percent from the field. In the second half, the Greyhounds found their range and never looked back. Gerald Brown led Loyola with 16 points and 11 rebounds, the second double-double of his career. Michael Tuck also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. The Greyhounds hope to get revenge on Fairfield this Friday in Connecticut before taking on Rider Sunday in Lawrenceville, N.J.
The women's basketball team had its six-game home winning streak snapped last Saturday as the Greyhounds fell to Manhattan, 68-59. Senior forward Meghan Wood collected her third double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Senior guard Tynisha Davis scored a career-high 17 points while freshman guard Candice Walker added 13. Manhattan’s second half made the difference in the game with the Jaspers shooting 60 percent from the field. Loyola will host Marist Friday and face Rider on the road Sunday.
MORGAN STATE BEARS
Senior Boubacar Coly grabbed 13 rebounds in Morgan State's loss to Seton Hall last Saturday.
The men's basketball team (6-7) finished its non-conference slate last Saturday, losing to Seton Hall, 89-81, in Newark, N.J. Jamar Smith led the Bears with a career-high 28 points, including 19 in the second half. Marquise Kately added 16 points, and Boubacar Coly finished with a game-high 13 rebounds. Morgan outrebounded Seton Hall, 40-38, but shot just 36.8 percent from the floor compared to the Pirates’ 50.8 percent. The Bears hit the road to battle North Carolina A&T Saturday and Norfolk State Monday.
The women's basketball team opened conference play with a bang last Saturday. The Bears downed Coppin State, 63-55, at the Coppin Center to break the Eagles' 41-game MEAC regular-season winning streak. The Bears have defeated Coppin State in back-to-back games for the first time since the 1999-2000 season. Corin Adams led Morgan with 18 points and also tallied seven rebounds, six steals and three assists. Shalane Price added 15 points including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. The Bears (7-5, 1-0 MEAC) travel to North Carolina A&T Saturday and Norfolk State Monday.
The men's basketball team overcame a sluggish first half start to rout Longwood, 73-55, last Saturday night. The Midshipmen (7-8) have won four straight games for the first time in nearly seven years. Greg Sprink led the Mids with 21 points and 11 rebounds, recording Navy’s first double-double this season. Navy also got help from Kaleo Kina, who added 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists. The first half was a mess with the two teams combining for 22 turnovers and shot 23.8 percent from the field. In the second half, Navy outscored Longwood, 50-32, and limited the Lancers to 26.2 percent shooting for the contest. Navy will travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to take on Bucknell Friday.
The women's basketball team started slow against Ohio University last Saturday, shooting just 19 percent in the first half en route to an 81-52 home loss. Ohio shot nearly 65 percent from the floor and made six three-pointers. Cassie Considine led Navy (4-11), with her seventh double-double of the year with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Navy hosts Bucknell in Patriot League play Saturday.
The men's basketball team (5-8, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association) gave preseason favorite George Mason all they could handle, but fell to the Patriots, 72-63, last Saturday at the Patriot Center. Junior Hairston led the Tigers with 22 points and 11 rebounds to register his eighth double-double this season. Georgetown transfer Josh Thornton added a career-high 20 points. Towson is home Saturday to face Drexel.
The women's basketball team (9-3, 1-0 CAA) opened conference play last Sunday with a gritty defensive effort, dowing William and Mary, 57-48. Senior guard Holly Mahan led the Tigers with 16 points, while sophomore Kandace Davis added 11 rebounds and seven points. The Tigers, who have won five straight games, return to the Towson Center to host Northeastern. Towson faces UNC Wilmington Sunday.
The men's basketball team (10-5, 2-0 America East Conference) continued its strong play with two conference road wins last Thursday against Stony Brook (76-62) and last Sunday at New Hampshire (86-73). In the New Hampshire game, junior forward Darryl Proctor led the Retrievers with 21 points, surpassing the 1,000-point plateau for his career. Proctor added 10 rebounds for his third consecutive double-double. The Retrievers shot 55 percent for the game, which was the first time they shot better than 50 percent the entire season. UMBC will host Maine Saturday.
The women's basketball team (4-10, 0-1 AEC) dropped its conference opener to Maine, 67-55, last Saturday in Orono. Sophomore guard Carlee Cassidy scored a career-high 27 points for the Retrievers to raise her average to 17.4 points per game, but that was not enough for UMBC. The Retrievers trimmed Maine's lead to 50-47 with 7:56 remaining, but the Black Bears scored the next six points to go back up by nine. The Retrievers shot just 36.2 percent for the game, while Maine made 46.5 percent of their attempts. UMBC hosts Stony Brook at the RAC Arena Saturday.
The Villa Julie men's basketball team fell to the University of Dallas, 74-69, last Sunday in the championship game of the 10th annual Legg Mason Winter Classic. Greg Woody led the Mustangs with 23 points as VJC placed second and fell to 3-10 on the season.
The College of Notre Dame fell behind 42-24 at the half and never recovered, falling to host Rowan, 93-50, last Saturday. Brianna Gapp led the Gators with 13 points off the bench.
Despite a 26-point effort by senior Shadae Swan, the Goucher women's basketball team fell to Keene State, 55-49, last Saturday in the championship game of the Purple and Gold Poets Classic in Whittier, Calif. Swan and freshman Taquisha Richardson were named to the all-tournament team with Richardson tallying 18 points and 20 rebounds during the Gophers' two games.
The Johns Hopkins men's basketball team defeated Eastern last Saturday, 71-62, in the consolation game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in York, Pa. Junior guard Collin Kamm broke a school record with nine steals in the game and added 10 points.
Issue 3.2: January 10, 2008