College Sports Roundup
By Mathew Schlissel
COPPIN STATE EAGLES
The men's basketball team lost its season finale to local rival Morgan State, 68-64, last Thursday at Hill Field House. Senior Tywain McKee led the Eagles (12-20, 7-9 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) with a game-high 17 points, while Robert Pressey added 10 points and 13 rebounds. The loss halted an eight-game winning streak for the Eagles, who entered this week's MEAC Tournament as the seventh seed.
The women's basketball team finished the regular season with eight consecutive wins after downing Morgan State, 71-58, last Thursday. Whitney Cunningham scored a career-high 21 points for the Eagles, who have won 13 of their last 14 games. The Eagles also received 19 points from Rashida Suber, 14 from Danielle Anders and 11 from Shalamar Oakley. Coppin State (19-11, 13-3 MEAC) has won 13 of the last 14 games and enters the MEAC Tournament as the No. 2 seed.
JOHNS HOPKINS BLUE JAYS
Hofstra stunned the top-ranked Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team, 8-7, in overtime last Saturday in Hempstead, N.Y. The loss snapped a 12-game winning streak for the Blue Jays (3-1), going back to last season. Goaltender Michael Gvozden posted 11 saves. The Blue Jays host Syracuse Saturday.
The women's lacrosse team was scheduled to face Ohio State last Sunday at Homewood Field, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather in the Ohio area, preventing the Buckeyes from traveling to Baltimore. The game will be rescheduled at a later date. Hopkins hosts Maryland Sunday.
The men's basketball team led for the majority of the game but it was Siena that made the plays at the end to oust Loyola from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament, 65-63, last Sunday in Albany, N.Y. The Greyhounds, who were seeded fourth and had defeated Fairfield the day before, led most of the way until Siena's Alex Franklin tied the game at 63-63 with 1:12 left. Loyola missed two three-pointers and had a layup attempt blocked in the game's final minute. Marquis Sullivan led Loyola with 14 points off the bench, while seniors Michael Tuck and Gerald Brown scored 13 points each in their final game for the Greyhounds.
The women's basketball team couldn't overcome 20 turnovers and 34 percent shooting and fell to Iona, 74-59, last Friday in the MAAC quarterfinals in Albany, N.Y. Siobhan Prior finished the game with a team-high 18 points for Loyola, including three three-pointers. Kaitlin Grant came off the bench to score 11 points and grab nine rebounds for the Greyhounds. Meghan Wood added nine points, and fellow senior Tynisha Davis had eight, passing the 500-point mark for her career.
The bubble may have popped for the men's basketball team, which couldn't stop Sean Singletary on Senior Night in Charlottesville, Va., as the Virginia Cavaliers downed the Terrapins, 91-76, last Sunday. Singletary scored 27 points in his final home game. Sophomore Greivis Vasquez led Maryland (18-13, 8-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 16 points, while freshman Adrian Bowie came off the bench to add 15. Maryland is the sixth seed in the ACC Tournament and will face 11th-seeded Boston College in the opening round Thursday night. The winner meets third-seeded Clemson Friday.
The women's basketball team most likely lost a chance at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament by losing to Duke, 74-63, in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament last Saturday. Marissa Coleman led Maryland with 20 points and ACC Player of the Year Crystal Langhorne added 16.
Marquise Kately (above) and Boubacar Coly led the Morgan State Bears to a 68-64 win over Coppin State Thursday.
MORGAN STATE BEARS
The men's basketball team ended the regular season on a winning note, defeating Coppin State, 68-64, last Thursday to close the season undefeated at Hill Field House. Boubacar Coly and Marquise Kately led the Bears, with 13 points apiece. Coly collected his 25th double-digit rebound game, finishing with a team-high 11 boards. The Bears have secured a berth in the National Invitation Tournament if they fail to win the MEAC Tournament. Morgan (20-9, 14-2 MEAC) enters the MEAC Tournament as the top seed.
The women's basketball team fell to Coppin State, 71-58, last Thursday at Hill Field House. Shalane Price led Morgan State with 13 points, while Corin Adams added 11 points, four steals and six assists. The Bears (18-11, 10-6 MEAC) fell to the sixth seed in the MEAC Tournament due to tie-breaker scenarios held by Hampton and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
The No. 10 men's lacrosse team opened its Patriot League slate with an 8-5 win over Lafayete last Saturday in Easton, Pa. Sophomore midfielder Joe Lennon enjoyed a career day, pacing the Midshipmen with two goals and a pair of assists. Senior Gregory Clement also scored a pair of goals, while senior Nick Mirabito extended his points streak to 50 of his last 51 games with a goal and an assist. Face-off specialists Mikelis Visgauss and Frankie Coppola won a combined 12 of 17 draws. Navy travels to Dallas Saturday to face Holy Cross.
A last-second buzzer beater eliminated Navy's men last Wednesday night when John Griffin sank a 40-foot shot to give Bucknell an 87-86 triple-overtime win in the first round of the Patriot League basketball tournament. Patriot League Player of the Year Greg Sprink led the Midshipmen, scoring a career-high 37 points, including 24 in the first half. Navy hasn't advanced past the first round of the Patriot League Tournament since 2001.
The men's basketball team had a strong showing at the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament in Richmond last week, defeating Hofstra, 81-66, last Friday before falling to top-seeded Virginia Commonwealth University, 57-46, in the quarterfinals. Sophomore Josh Thornton led the Tigers with 13 points, while junior Tony Durant added 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.
The women's basketball team ended its regular season on a positive note, defeating Delaware, 58-55, last Thursday at the Towson Center. With the win, the Tigers reached the 20-victory mark for the first time in school history. Senior Holly Mahan led Towson with 15 points and 12 boards, her 11th double-double of her career. Towson (20-9, 12-6 CAA) is a fifth seed in the CAA Tournament and will face 12th-seeded Hofstra Thursday.
The men's basketball team (23-8) is one step away from the Big Dance. Randy Monroe's Retrievers outscored Vermont, 18-4, in the final 4:15 of the game to earn a 73-64 victory in the semifinals of the America East Tournament last Sunday in Vestal, N.Y. Senior guard Ray Barbosa led UMBC with 29 points, including a school and conference tournament record 15-of-15 from the free throw line. Junior Darryl Proctor added 17 points and four steals. The top-seeded Retrievers host the conference final Saturday against Hartford. This is UMBC's first appearance in a league title game in 22 years at the Division I level.
Senior midfielder Terry Kimener scored five goals and two assists to lead the Retrievers' men's lacrosse team over Yale, 11-9, last Saturday at UMBC Stadium. Kimener became the 24th player in UMBC history to tally more than 100 points. The Retrievers (2-3) also had a solid performance from goalie Jeremy Blevins, who had seven saves. The Retrievers host Maryland Friday.
Issue 3.11: March 13, 2008