Jen Bongard's two free throws with just over four minutes left broke a tie at 44 and Loyola held on to defeat Loyola, Ill., 52-48, yesterday in women's college basketball at the Joe J. Gentile Center.
The Greyhounds (5-1) won for the first time under new coach Cindy Anderson, who was an assistant to Pat Coyle for four years. Coyle resigned Wednesday after taking an assistant's position with the WNBA's New York Liberty.
Mary Anne Kirsch and Shannon Cohen led the Greyhounds with 11 points each. The Ramblers' Elizabeth Dilling had a game-high 15 points.
Loyola, Ill. (0-8) led by as many as 11 points in the first half before the Greyhounds rallied to get within 24-23 at halftime. The Greyhounds moved ahead 30-25 with 15 minutes remaining, but the Ramblers scored nine straight points to lead by four.
The Greyhounds, ranked third in the nation in scoring defense, held the Ramblers to 15-for-52 (28.8 percent) shooting, but shot just over 27 percent and were out-rebounded, 54-37.
Navy 67, North Carolina A&T; 52: Senior forward Erica Hayes had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead the Midshipmen (5-5) to victory in the first round of the Navy Classic. Navy also got 11 points from Mandy Stephans and 10 from Laurie Coffey as the Mids had all 15 players score.
The Aggies (1-7) led 11-5 after the first five minutes but Navy used a 26-6 run to lead 31-17 at halftime. The Midshipmen were not threatened in the second half.
"It was good for us to play and get a win," said Navy coach Joe Sanchez. "We hadn't played in 12 days because of final exams and it showed early. Once we settled down I thought we played good basketball."
Navy plays Mississippi, which beat Missouri-Kansas City, 62-61 in overtime, in today's championship at 3 p.m.
Coppin State 71, Bucknell 68: Trisha Allen led all scorers with 26 points on 9-for-14 field-goal shooting as the host Eagles (4-4) edged the Bison (4-6). Kiesha Brooks and Jackie Johnson-Stewart each chipped in 12 points for Coppin and combined for 21 rebounds.
The Eagles led by 30-27 at halftime and opened the second period with a 16-2 run, including nine points from Allen, and led 46-29 with 13: 58 remaining.
Bucknell trailed, 60-44, with 8: 40 left before a three-pointer by freshman Leah Zimmerman started a 21-8 run for the Bison that cut Coppin's lead to 68-65 with 40 seconds left.
Davidson 104, Washington College 64: Emeka Erege scored 17 points and Ali Ton had eight rebounds and eight assists to lead the host Wildcats (4-5) over the Division III Shoremen (5-4).
Division I Davidson trailed by as many as five in the first half but mounted a 15-7 run over the final six minutes to take a 41-35 lead into halftime. Davidson scored 40 points in the first 11 minutes of the second half while holding the Shoremen to 13.
Davidson shot 63 percent (25-for-40) in the second half and outscored Washington College, 63-29.
Corey Davis and Greg Adams scored 19 points each to lead Washington (5-4).
Davidson out-rebounded the Shoremen 44-28 and held them to 41 percent shooting (28-for-69) for the game.
Pub Date: 12/20/98