By Mathew Schlissel
COPPIN STATE EAGLES
The men's basketball team fell at Howard, 73-69, in overtime Monday. The Eagles (4-17, 0-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) lost their second overtime game in the last four contests. Antwan Harrison led Coppin with 22 points, and Tywain McKee chipped in 18 points and six assists. Coppin hosts Delaware State Saturday.
Seniors Shalamar Oakley and Rashida Suber combined to score 65 points in Coppin State's 90-63 win over Howard Monday. Each player came one point shy of tying their career highs. In the last three games, Oakley and Suber have accounted for 165 of Coppin's 244 points. The Eagles (10-10, 5-2 MEAC) host Delaware State Saturday and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Monday.
Jimmy Patsos' Greyhounds downed Manhattan, 79-60, last Saturday in Riverdale, N.Y., for their fourth straight win and fifth straight conference victory. Junior guard Marquis Sullivan led Loyola (11-10, 7-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 23 points. The Greyhounds shot 50 percent in the second half and held a 38-24 rebounding edge over the Jaspers. Loyola travels to New York to take on Niagara Friday and Canisius Sunday.
The women's basketball team ran into a wall Sunday when the Greyhounds met Marist in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and fell to the Red Foxes, 85-59. Marist shot 51.6 percent from the field and hit 10 three-pointers to win its 30th straight home game. Loyola (8-11, 3-6 MAAC) shot just 7-for-34 from the field in the second half. Candice Walker led the Greyhounds with a career-high 17 points. Loyola hosts Iona Thursday at Reitz Arena.
The men's basketball team returned from a week off hoping to upset another top team, but couldn't overcome No. 4 Duke, which came back to defeat the Terps, 93-84, last Sunday at the Comcast Center. Senior post players James Gist (26 points) and Bambale Osby (20 points, 15 boards) led the Terrapins with career highs, but the team could not overcome 22 turnovers. Maryland faces Georgia Tech in Atlanta Saturday.
The No. 4 women's basketball team fell to No. 3 North Carolina, 97-87, in double overtime last Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Terps (22-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had their 12-game winning streak snapped. Senior Crystal Langhorne led the Terps with 23 points, while Marissa Coleman added 20 points and 13 rebounds. Assistant coach Daron Park coached Maryland, replacing head coach Brenda Frese, who is unable to travel due to her pregnancy. The Terps host Miami Thursday and go back on the road Monday to take on Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
MORGAN STATE BEARS
The men's basketball team handed Hampton its first MEAC loss of the season Monday, defeating the Pirates, 64-57. Three Morgan players scored in double figures -- Jamar Smith (23), Boubacar Coly (12) and Reggie Holmes (10). Coly added 12 rebounds as the Bears out-rebounded the Pirates, 45-38. Morgan (11-8, 6-1 MEAC) hosts UMES Saturday and Delaware State Monday.
The women's basketball team fell at Hampton, 67-61, Monday. Corin Adams led Morgan with 16 points and seven rebounds. Jasmine Sellers scored 15 points and Brittany Dobson added 13. The Bears (11-7, 5-2 MEAC) host UMES Saturday and Delaware State Monday.
The Navy Midshipmen lost to Army, 69-67, Sunday, but guard Greg Sprink led his team with 20 points.
(U.S. Naval Academy)
The men's basketball team lost Sunday to Army, 69-67, last Sunday before a sellout crowd in Annapolis. Army's Jarell Brown led all scorers with a career-high 35 points, including the game-winning basket with 13 seconds left. Navy (9-11, 2-3 Patriot League) fell behind 11-0 to start the game, but entered halftime with a 38-34 lead. Halfway through the second half, the Midshipmen were up by nine, but Army used a 15-5 run to reclaim the lead. Greg Sprink and Chris Harris each scored 20 points to lead the Mids, who host Colgate Saturday.
The women's basketball team was held to just three points in the final 12 minutes of the first half and could not bounce back, falling to Army, 58-49, Saturday. Navy shot just 15.6 percent from the field in the first half, but 48 percent in the second half. Cassie Consedine led the Mids with 17 points, 12 boards and three blocked shots. Navy faces Colgate Saturday in Hamilton, N.Y.
The men's basketball team defeated James Madison, 73-64, last Saturday at the Towson Center. Junior Tony Durant led Towson (8-11, 4-5 Colonial Athletic Association) with a career-high 20 points, and senior C.C. Williams chipped in 19 points, 14 in the second half. The Tigers shot 50 percent from the floor with 10 blocked shots and 15 forced turnovers. The Tigers face Virginia Commonwealth Saturday in Richmond.
The women's basketball team had its 10-game winning streak snapped Sunday, falling to James Madison, 60-56. The Tigers (14-4, 6-1 CAA) led for most of the game, but the Dukes were too strong in the second half. JMU out-rebounded Towson, 54-40, behind the efforts of junior Nina Uqdah, who grabbed a career-high 16 boards. Senior Holly Mahan led Towson with 14 points and 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season. The Tigers travel to Richmond, Va., Saturday to face Virginia Commonwealth.
The men's basketball team held Boston University to 25 percent shooting from the field and downed the Terriers, 62-40, last Tuesday. It was the first win at Case Gymnasium in Boston for UMBC (13-7, 5-2 America East Conference). Senior Cavell Johnson led the Retrievers with 13 points. Darryl Proctor added 12 points and 12 rebounds while Justin Fry scored a season-high 12 points. Junior point guard Jay Greene dished out nine assists to become the fourth player in UMBC history with 400 or more assists (404). The Retrievers face Vermont in Burlington Saturday.
The women's basketball team defeated Albany, 56-55, last Tuesday at the SEFCU Arena in upstate New York. UMBC was playing without starting guard Morgan Hatten, who injured her knee the previous game against Vermont, and just six Retrievers played in the game. Kristin Drabyn led UMBC, making her first seven field goal attempts and leading all scorers with 20 points. The Retrievers (6-12, 2-3 AEC) shot 45.7 percent while holding the Great Danes to just 37.9 percent from the floor. UMBC hosts New Hampshire Saturday.
Issue 3.5: January 31, 2008