College Sports Roundup

Posted on December 10, 2008

By Mathew Schlissel

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COPPIN STATE EAGLES

The men's basketball team fell to crosstown rival Morgan State, 62-48 Saturday at Hill Field House. The Eagles (1-4, 0-1 MEAC) were led by freshman Jordan Lee, who scored 13 points. Morgan State, who got revenge for last year's MEAC Championship loss, held senior guard Tywain McKee to just 10 points. They also limited the Eagles to just 29.8 percent shooting from the field. The Eagles will face Dayton on the road Saturday.

The women's basketball team lost their sixth straight game, falling to Wake Forest, 74-53, Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C. Coppin State, which shot a season-high 44.7 percent from the floor, was led by seniors Danielle Anders and Whitney Cunningham. Anders had a game-high 14 points for the Eagles, while Cunningham had 11 points and seven boards. Freshman Shinaa Cross added nine points, six rebounds and three steals for Coppin State. The Eagles return to action Sunday, Dec.21 against Auburn.

LOYOLA GREYHOUNDS

Loyola guard Brett Harvey scored 27 points, but it wasn't enough to help the men's basketball team, who fell to Niagara, 91-75, in MAAC play Sunday. Harvey was also a perfect 13-for-13 from the line, equaling the second-best performance in school history. Niagara jumped on the Greyhounds early and never relented, as Benson Egemonye scored 21 points along with nine board and three blocks. For Loyola, sophomore guard Jamal Barney added 13 points and seven boards, while senior guard Marquis Sullivan tallied 13 points. Loyola returns to action on Dec. 21 when they take a West Coast trip to face UC Davis.

The women's basketball team received career-high performances from senior guard Siobhan Prior in two straight games to defeat Manhattan Friday and Rider Sunday. Prior, who scored a career-high 21 points on Friday night, came back with 21 on Sunday to lead the Greyhounds to their second conference win without a loss at Reitz Arena. Prior was unreal from the floor in both games, as she connected on 15-of-19 from the field combined. As a team, the Greyhounds shot 58.5 percent from the field against Rider. Loyola returns to action Dec. 19 when they host La Salle.

MARYLAND TERRAPINS

The men's basketball team hasn't had a lot of success lately in the BB&T Classic, but that changed last Sunday when the Terps dominated George Washington, 76-53, at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. Junior forward Landon Milbourne scored a career-high 20 points while junior guard Greivis Vasquez added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Maryland, which ended a four-game losing streak in the tournament. It was Vasquez's second straight double-double, as he had 23 points and a dozen rebounds Wednesday in the Terps' victory over Michigan. Adrian Bowie had 17 points and Eric Hayes had 13 for Maryland, now 6-2 after winning two straight following back-to-back losses to ranked opponents. Maryland returns to action to face Delaware State on Friday at home.

The men's soccer team advanced to the NCAA semifinals, after defeating Creighton, 1-0, in NCAA Quarterfinal action Saturday at Ludwig Field. Maryland (21-3-0) struck early as Omar Gonzalez headed a ball off the cross bar off a Graham Zusi kick at 6:09. The win solidified Maryland's fifth appearance in the College Cup in the past seven seasons. Maryland will take on St. John's at 7 p.m. in the semifinals in Frisco, Texas.

MORGAN STATE BEARS

The men's basketball team ended a four-game slide in style as they defeated rival Coppin State, 62-48, Saturday at Hill Field House. Reggie Holmes led the Bears with 19 points, including four three-pointers, and pulled down six boards. Roger Barnes added 12 points and Kevin Thompson tallied his second double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Bears (3-6, 1-0 MEAC) trailed only twice in the game. The Bears shot 41.1 percent from the field and held the Eagles to just 29.8 percent from the field and 3-of-17 from three-point range. MSU is back in action on Dec. 26-28 when they compete in the St. Mary's Tournament in Moraga, Calif.

The women's basketball team defeated Bowie State, 71-58, Saturday at Hill Field House . The victory was the fourth straight for Morgan State, which improved to 7-1 on the season, matching the 1980-81 squad for the best start in school history. The win also helped fourth-year head coach Donald Beasley reach a winning percentage of .500 for the first time at Morgan State , with a mark 49-49. Corin Adams led the Lady Bears with 14 points, while fellow guard Erin Hawkins added 13. The Lady Bears return to action this Saturday when they host Fayetteville State.

NAVY MIDSHIPMEN

The men's basketball team had their seven-game winning streak halted by Virginia Tech, 79-70, at the BB&T Classic in Washington D.C. Navy led 34-28 at the half, but the Hokies outscored the Mids, 51-36, in the second half and shot 62.5 percent from the field for the victory. Navy, who fell to 7-2 overall, was led by senior Kaleo Kina, who had his second career double-double, scoring 18 points with 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals. Adam Teague added 18 points off the bench, while Chris Harris and Romeo Garcia added nine and eight points, respectively. Navy returns to action on Dec. 20 when they face Canisius in Buffalo.

The women's basketball team lost to Penn, 61-56, Friday at the Palestra in Philadelphia. Penn needed a Sarah Bucar layup with 19 seconds left to break a tie and give the Quakers their first win of the season (1-6), while Navy fell to 4-6. Navy was led by K.C. Gordon, who scored a season-high 13 points to lead the Mids, while Angela Myers recorded the first double-double of her career, with 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Navy dominated the boards, hauling in 40 rebounds to Penn's 33, but the Mids shot just 30.8 percent in the second half, while Penn shot 51.9 percent. Navy returns to action on Dec. 19 to face Rider in Lawrenceville, N.J.

TOWSON TIGERS

The men's basketball team had their six-game home-court winning streak halted by Hofstra last Saturday, as the Pride outgunned the Tigers, 90-79, at the Towson Center. The win was the sixth in a row for Hofstra, while the Tigers, who lost their first conference game of the season, fell to 4-4. Junior guard Josh Thornton led the Tigers with 20 points. Hofstra, who entered the game as the conference's worst free throw shooting team, sank 25 of 31 attempts, while the Tigers made just 16 of 29. After shooting 59 percent from the field in the first half, the Tigers shot just 33 percent in the second period. Towson returns to action this Saturday when they face High Point on the road in North Carolina.

The women's basketball team lost their first game of the season, falling to UMBC last Saturday night at the RAC Arena. The Tigers (5-1) led most of the way, but key shooting at the line and from the field by UMBC's Carlee Cassidy was the difference. Sophomore Omara Parker led the Tigers with 15 points, while junior center Katrina Wheeler posted her third double-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds to go with three blocked shots. Towson returns to action Saturday when they take on Richmond on the road. 

UMBC RETRIEVERS

The men's basketball team fell to a hot-shooting Towson team, 82-65, Wednesday night before 3,087 fans at the RAC Arena. Towson made a school-record 14 shots from beyond the arc. Freshman wing Chauncey Gilliam led UMBC with 17 points, hitting eight of 13 shots from the floor. Senior forward Darryl Proctor added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the 31st double-double of his career. The Retrievers out-rebounded Towson, 41-33, and managed 23 offensive rebounds, but outside of Gilliam, the rest of the team shot just 25 percent from the floor and was just three of 16 from behind the arc. UMBC returns to action to face Pittsburgh on the road this Saturday (on MASN).

The women's basketball team squeezed by local rival Towson, 69-68, Saturday night at the RAC Arena. The win was the fourth straight for the Retrievers (6-2), who matched their best start in the program's Division I history. Once again, the star was junior guard Carlee Cassidy, who scored a game-high 23 points, including the Retrievers' last five. She has scored at least 20 points in seven of eight games this season. Freshman guard Michelle Kurowski followed up her 30-point performance against Navy on Wednesday with 22 points, three assists and three steals against Towson. Freshman forward Erin Brown added her second double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. UMBC returns to action Thursday, Dec. 18 against James Madison in Harrisonburg, Va.

DIVISION III

Goucher's men's basketball team fell to Catholic in overtime, 80-74, Saturday. Goucher, who remains winless at 0-5, was led by Darrin Boswell II, who matched a career-high 22 points, while Amir Hakim added 15 points and a game-high nine rebounds.

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Johns Hopkins' men's basketball team defeated Swarthmore on the road, last Saturday, 71-59, to improve to 4-3 on the season and 1-1 in the Centennial Conference. Junior Pat O'Connell led the Blue Jays with 13 points, leading three Blue Jays in double figures. This was the last contest for the Blue Jays until Jan. 2, 2009.

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The College of Notre Dame snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday, defeating Baptist Bible, 83-78, in a Colonial States Athletic Conference game. Senior Glorida Broady led the Gators with 18 points, four assists and three steals.

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The Stevenson men's basketball team overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat York, 104-92, in four overtimes last Sunday before 1,545 at the Grumbacher Center. The win, which came in the longest game in school history, snapped a six-game road losing streak for the Mustangs. Senior guard Greg Woody led the Mustangs with 30 points.

Posted December 10, 2008

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