11 players score for Mount in win over Long Island; Morgan, UMBC prevail; UMES edges Fla. A&M; State women


Mount St. Mary's received points from all 11 players, led by senior Megan Gardiner's 22 points, as the Mountaineers extended their winning streak to five games with an 88-65 win yesterday over Long Island in a Northeast Conference game in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Mountaineers (6-4, 4-0) took control in the first half, using 15 Blackbirds turnovers and a 27-4 run on the way to a 60-34 lead at halftime.

Deanna Butters added 16 points and Jackie Banks 14 for Mount St. Mary's.

Morgan State 72, South Carolina State 60: Sherie Cornish scored 13 of her team-high 16 points in the first half to help the Bears (2-6, 2-1) to an early lead on the way to a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win over the host Bulldogs (5-6, 3-1).

Cornish hit all three of her three-point attempts in the first 20 minutes as the Bears jumped to a 33-21 halftime lead. Monique Liddell finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Shakira Smith scored 10 points for Morgan State, which shot 50 percent (22-for-44) for the game, compared to 41 percent (25-for-61) for South Carolina State.

N.C. A&T; 78, Coppin State 64: Malveata Johnson scored 43 points and grabbed 27 rebounds, both North Carolina A&T; single-game records, leading the Lady Aggies (3-8, 2-2 MEAC) over visiting Coppin State (4-7, 2-1).

UMES 71, Florida A&M; 70: Kristi Sheldon led all scorers with 30 points and 15 rebounds as the host Hawks held on to beat the Rattlers in an MEAC game.

Sheldon made 10 of 14 field goals and 10 of 13 free throws as UMES recovered from a first half in which it shot 19 percent (6-for-31).

The Hawks shot 49 percent (18-for-37) in the second half to break away from a 23-23 tie at the half. UMES won despite getting out-rebounded, 50-44, and sending Florida A&M; to the foul line 38 times.

UMBC 68, Wagner 46: Jami Lange scored 24 points and Monica Logan had nine points and 18 rebounds to help the Retrievers (5-5, 3-1) storm back from a four-point halftime deficit and defeat the host Seahawks (6-5, 4-1) in a Northeast Conference game.

Wagner held a 27-23 lead at the half, but made only six of 25 shots (24 percent) from the field in the second half, while UMBC hit 16 of 29 shots.

Bowie State 69, Virginia State 53: Beverly Winstead scored 22 and Kaymina Thompson had 14 to power the Bulldogs (9-2) past the host Trojans (3-9).

Pub Date: 1/03/99

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