Megan Gardiner scored 22 points and Vera Feldbusch and Katie Walton each added 12 as Mount St. Mary's defeated Drexel, 67-57, yesterday in Philadelphia.
Walton's dozen points marked a career high for the freshman.
The Mount (5-4) trailed 12-4 early as Drexel's Michelle Maslowski scored seven points in an 8-0 run. With Drexel (5-4) up 17-16 with 7: 20 left in the half, the Mountaineers went on a 16-2 tear to seize a 32-19 edge.
In the second half, Drexel, which had 19 turnovers before the break, took better care of the ball but could not catch the Mountaineers. Maslowski's layup cut the Mount lead to 47-43 with 9: 08 to play, but a 9-2 Mount run put Drexel away.
Maslowski and Jenna Vebrosky scored 16 each to lead Drexel.
St. Francis, Pa. 80, UMES 74: Tom Fox scored a career-high 22 points as St. Francis (4-6) jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead and beat Maryland-Eastern Shore (4-5) in Loretto, Pa.
Demetric Reese led UMES with 22 points, but made only nine of 19 shots and one of six three-pointers.
UMES got no closer than four points in the second half, trailing 66-62 with 7: 05 left.
Rutgers-Camden 78, Western Maryland 68: Junior guard Brian Streater scored 31 points as Rutgers-Camden (2-7) opened up a 10-point lead early in the second half and held on to defeat Western Maryland (3-7) in the consolation game of the University of the Sciences Christmas Mixer in Philadelphia.
Junior forward Brian Billman had 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Green Terror, which dropped its fourth straight game. Sophomore center Mike Furey added 15 points on 7-for-9 shooting.
St. Mary's 62, Baldwin-Wallace 58: Matt Conklin scored 17 as the Seahawks (7-5) downed the Yellow Jackets (4-5) in the opening round of the Reese Jewelers Christmas Classic at Randolph-Macon.
Pub Date: 12/30/98