Brooks' 2nd-half points pace Coppin win, 64-53; Pair of double doubles leads Navy over Lafayette; State women


Coppin State rebounded from poor shooting in the first half yesterday to defeat visiting Bethune-Cookman, 64-53, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

The Eagles shot 18 percent before halftime against Bethune-Cookman, the MEAC's last-place team, but could do little wrong in the second half, taking control and cruising to victory.

Forward Kiesha Brooks scored 20 points, including 18 in the second half, for Coppin (6-7, 4-1), and had 17 rebounds.

"We didn't come out ready to play," said Coppin coach Jennie Hall, whose team trailed by 13 at halftime. "In the first half, that wasn't my team."

Navy 67, Lafayette 54: Erica Hayes and Laurie Coffey each had their third double double of the season in leading the host Midshipmen (9-2, 2-0) over the Leopards (2-11, 0-1) for their 50th Patriot League win since Navy's inaugural season in 1991-92.

Hayes had a team-high 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Coffey added 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Mount St. Mary's 63, Wagner 51: Megan Gardiner scored 25 points with nine rebounds to lead the first-place Mountaineers over the second-place Seahawks in a Northeast Conference game at Knott Arena.

A 17-4 second-half run helped the Mount (8-4, 6-0), who never trailed, stay unbeaten in the league.

The Seahawks (8-6, 6-2) tied the game at 32 with 17: 24 left before the Mount pulled away with the decisive run to lead 49-36.

Vera Feldbusch finished with 14 points and seven rebounds for the Mountaineers.

Robert Morris 48, UMBC 45: Sarah Grazier scored 13 points to lead the Colonials (5-8, 4-3) to a Northeast Conference win over the host Retrievers (6-6, 4-2).

UMBC shot 31 percent (18-for-58) from the field and made just five of 10 free-throw attempts. Jami Lange led UMBC with 12 points.

Howard 63, UMES 53: Freshman Yetta Enobakhare's game-high 14 points helped the host Bison (6-7, 3-2) hand the Hawks (6-6, 4-1) their first MEAC loss. Kristi Sheldon and Nicole Council each had 13 points for UMES.

Western Maryland 79, Bryn Mawr 29: Jill Ibex had 13 points and a career-high 14 rebounds as the visiting Green Terror equaled the best nine-game start in team history by rolling to a Centennial Conference win.

Ibex played little more than a half as the Green Terror (8-1, 3-0) tied Johns Hopkins for the West Division lead. Kathi Snyder, Patty Russo and Kristin Miller shared the team lead with 14 points each.

Salisbury State 78, City College of New York 14: Kelly Palmer scored 12 points and Jessica Latour added 11 as the Sea Gulls (7-3) rolled to an easy win over the Beavers (1-7) in the third-place game of the Monarch Classic at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The Sea Gulls led 46-2 at halftime after the Beavers shot 1-for-14 (7 percent) in the first half.

St. Mary's 80, College of Notre Dame 29: Felicia Harris scored 26 points, Tenille McCatty had 16 and Erica Pearson added 11 as the host Seahawks (7-4) overwhelmed the Gators (1-5).

Franklin & Marshall 69, Washington College 63: Freshman Amy Kreitz had a game-high 29 points, including a decisive three-pointer with 1: 05 left, as the Diplomats (6-5, 1-2) downed the Shoremen (7-4, 1-2) in a Centennial Conference game.

Kerry Lomax and Allyson Britton each had 14 points for Washington College.

Villa Julie 48, Chowan 43: Amanda Foster's 14 points led the Mustangs to victory in the opening round of the Legg Mason Classic at Villa Julie. The Mustangs trailed 19-14 at halftime but rallied by making 18 of 26 free throws in the second half.

Bowie State 86, Shaw 59: The Bulldogs (11-2, 6-1) had four double-digit scorers on the way to a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory. Rashida Brooks led all players with 16 points, Trenita Shields chipped in 15, Deidra Fields 14 and Denay Fields 12.

Frostburg State 81, Delaware Valley 78: Shannon Rexrode (Catonsville) scored 29 points, including four consecutive free throws in the final 32 seconds, as the host Bobcats won the championship of the 84 Lumber Hardwood Classic. Rexrode made all 15 of her free throws and added 21 rebounds.

Pub Date: 1/10/99

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