WEEKEND WRAP

THE BALTIMORE SUN

COPPIN STATE (12-8)

This week: At Bethune-Cookman, Thursday, 8 p.m.

Fast breaks: Stephen Stewart had 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists to lead the Eagles to a 72-63 victory over Howard. Sidney Goodman added 12 points and Michael Thomas and Keith Carmichael each added 11 points for Coppin State. The Eagles have won nine in a row, seven straight over Howard and 27 consecutive games at the Coppin Center. Coppin, which defeated Howard by 19 points a week ago, held the Bison to 34.3 percent shooting from the field in the second half.

LOYOLA (6-13)

This week: Manhattan, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; at Canisius, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.

Fast breaks: The Greyhounds lost to Iona, 99-80. Loyola, which was led by freshman G John McDonald's 22 points, has lost five of its past six. Iona led 46-38 at halftime and used a 15-2 burst shortly after the break to take command. Loyola pulled to within 67-55 with 12:46 to play after a three-pointer by Matt Gabriel, but Iona ran off six straight to push the lead to 73-55. The game marked the coaching debut of Tim Welsh, who was named interim coach for the remainder of the season in place of his father, Jerry, who has been suffering in recent weeks from chest and abdominal pains.

MARYLAND (17-4)

This week: North Carolina, tomorrow, 9 p.m.; Florida State, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The fifth-ranked Terrapins' six-game winning streak ended with a 100-91 loss to No. 21 Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The setback dropped Maryland (7-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) into second place behind North Carolina (8-1, ACC). The Yellow Jackets extended their home winning streak to 15 games and beat the Terps at Atlanta for the 13th time in the past 14 games. Duane Simpkins led the Terps with 24 points. Joe Smith was held to 14 points and four rebounds before fouling out with 3:24 remaining and the Terps trailing 82-76. Maryland twice had leads of 11 points in the first half and led 66-61 midway through the second half before Travis Best (30 points) started the Yellow Jackets' comeback with a 12-footer in the lane and a three-pointer from the top of the key for a 66-66 tie with 9:32 to play. Georgia Tech took the lead for good, 72-71, on Drew Barry's layup with 7:20 left. Yellow Jackets freshman Matt Harpring -- who was 8-for-10 from the field, including four three-pointers -- had season highs in points (28) and rebounds (12).

MORGAN STATE (3-16)

Tonight: Howard, Hill Field House, 7:30, WEAA (88.9 FM). The Bears have lost four straight. Morgan dropped a 67-42 decision to Coppin State on Wednesday. Howard lost to Coppin, 72-63, Saturday. Howard's Phil Chenier scored 17 against Coppin and Sean Turley has averaged 15 points over his past eight games.

This week: At Florida A&M;, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; at Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Bears were idle Saturday.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (10-9)

This week: At Long Island, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; at St. Francis (N.Y.), Saturday, 2 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Mountaineers moved over .500 for the first time this season after an 81-62 victory over Robert Morris. The win also moved the Mount (8-3 in the Northeast Conference) into second place in the conference. Riley Inge added 17 for Mount St. Mary's, which used a 12-0 run to open the second half and take a 56-36 lead. Robert Morris was never closer than 18 points afterward. Michael Watson led the Mount with seven rebounds. Randy Edney had 14 points and Silas Cheung added 11 points.

NAVY (13-8)

This week: Holy Cross, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Colgate, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Fast breaks: Wes Cooper led a balanced Navy attack with 16 points and nine rebounds as the Midshipmen handed Lafayette its 16th consecutive loss, 84-70. Navy ran off 19 unanswered points midway through the opening half to erase an early four-point deficit. C Larry Green scored seven of his 13 points during the run. Navy held a 43-26 lead at halftime and moved out to a 22-point advantage with 9:44 left on a pair of Hassan Booker free throws before Lafayette mounted a brief rally. The victory ended a three-game losing streak for Navy at Lafayette.

TOWSON STATE (8-10)

Tonight: At Liberty, Vines Center, Lynchburg, Va., 7:30 (WITH 1230 AM, WTMD 89.7 FM). Junior G Ralph Blalock (18.9 ppg, 3.1 apg, 2.6 spg) leads the Tigers. Liberty has lost three straight. Peter Alumna has led the Flames in scoring in four of the past five games.

This week: Coastal Carolina, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Tigers, coming off a big 81-69 victory over Louisville on Monday, lost to Radford, 76-72. Radford trailed 33-32 at halftime but opened the second half with an 11-5 run, taking a 44-37 lead with 16:17 remaining in the game. Towson State kept it close through most of the half, getting within 63-59 with 4:24 to play. But Radford closed out the game with a 13-3 run. Radford shot 63 percent from the field in the second half, while holding Towson State to 34 percent shooting in the half and 35 percent for the game. Ralph Blalock led Towson State with 13 points. Jason Crump and Ralph Biggs each added 11. Stevie Thomas grabbed 11 rebounds.

UMBC (9-10)

Tonight: At Radford, Dedmon Center, Radford, Va., 7:30 (WWLG 1360 AM). Senior C Antoine Dalton (15.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg) is the main scoring threat for the Highlanders. UMBC is led by Tony Thompson, who has averaged 14.6 points in nine Big South Conference games this season.

This week: Charleston Southern, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Retrievers have won four of five and improved to 6-3 in the conference with a 62-59 victory over Liberty. Marc Lay scored 19 to pace UMBC. Eric Hayes added 14 points and six rebounds for the Retrievers and Thompson contributed 11 points. Lay converted one of two free throws with six seconds remaining to give UMBC a three-point advantage.

UMES (8-13)

Tonight: At South Carolina State, Smith, Hamilton, Middleton Memorial, Orangeburg. S.C., 7:30. The Hawks are led by Aaron McKinney (15.5 ppg). S.C. State has been idle since a 78-68 victory over Florida A&M; on Monday.

This week: Delaware State, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Fast breaks: John Floyd's short jumper with two seconds left helped complete North Carolina A&T;'s rally from a nine-point deficit en route to a 70-68 win over the Hawks. Jamal Gray's layup put A&T; ahead 66-64 with 1:50 left and marked the first time the Aggies had the lead since late in the first half. UMES tied it at 66-66 with 56 seconds left on a short jumper by McKinney, but Tyrone Brice put the Aggies ahead again with a layup with 38 seconds remaining. Andre Miller's two free throws with 23 seconds left for UMES forced another tie, setting up Floyd's final-second heroics. Terrell Harris paced the Hawks with 16 points and McKinney added 13.

DIVISIONS II and III

Fast breaks: Johns Hopkins lost its fifth straight, 93-61, to Franklin & Marshall.

WOMEN

Fast breaks: Heather Wable had 18 points and six rebounds to lead Mount St. Mary's to an 86-63 victory over Robert Morris. . . . Lisa Briggs scored 16 in Coppin State's 64-57 loss to Howard. . . . Karen Hoffman scored 18 points and had six assists to lead Johns Hopkins past Franklin & Marshall, 74-48. . . . Kate Wells had 13 points and six assists as Navy won its third straight, 54-39, over Lafayette. . . . Brandey Lemons scored 16 points in Bowie State's 86-45 win over Wesley. . . . Despite Jennifer Chaney's 19 points and 15 rebounds, the College of Notre Dame lost to Gettysburg, 82-74. . . . Shelly Ridgeway scored 15 as Frostburg State defeated Chowan, 65-51.

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