Mount St. Mary's upends R. Morris for 10th in row; Goucher ends 32-game Capital losing streak; State women


Mount St. Mary's won its 10th consecutive game and eighth straight on the road, defeating Robert Morris, 72-60, yesterday in Moon Township, Pa.

Megan Gardiner scored 18 points with eight rebounds to keep the Mount (11-4, 9-0) unbeaten in the Northeast Conference.

The Mountaineers scored 13 unanswered points early in the first half on the way to a 40-24 lead at halftime. The deficit for the Colonials (6-10, 5-5) never reached single digits in the second half. A Gardiner basket and free throw gave the Mount its largest lead (58-36) of the game with 10: 10 left.

Deanna Butters scored 12 points for the Mount, and Jackie Banks contributed 11 with seven rebounds.

Goucher 78, Catholic 68: The host Gophers (3-10, 1-3) ended a 32-game Capital Athletic Conference losing streak with the win over the Cardinals. The Gophers' last conference win was in February 1996, also over the Cardinals.

Sophomore guard Jessica Young set a Goucher school record by converting seven three-point shots on 11 attempts. Her 29 points led all scorers and set a season-high for the Gophers.

Delaware State 59, Coppin State 57: The Eagles (6-9, 4-3) twice missed shots in the game's final two seconds and fell to the Hornets (4-11, 2-5) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Coppin State's Kiesha Brooks missed the first of two free throws, forcing her to miss the second one intentionally. The ball went out of bounds off a Hornets player, giving the Eagles one last chance with one second left. But Brooks' shot at the buzzer fell short.

The Eagles led 32-27 at halftime behind 11 points from Brooks, who finished with a game-high 19 points in the half, and pulled ahead 42-29 with 15 minutes left before a 15-2 run by the Hornets tied the game with 11: 50 left.

Coppin regained the lead (57-52) with 5: 07 left but failed to score again.

Vermont 79, Towson 61: Junior Karalyn Church scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Catamounts (8-6, 3-3 America East) handed the host Tigers (8-6, 3-3) their second straight loss and seventh in the last nine meetings with Vermont.

The Catamounts scored the first 11 points and led 47-29 at halftime.

The Tigers were led by Faith Jones' 12 points and six rebounds. Jill McGowan and Jess Gordon scored 10 points each.

Monmouth 79, UMBC 66: Amanda Rosato had a game-high 24 points as the host Hawks (8-7, 6-3) defeated the Retrievers (8-7, 6-3) in a Northeast Conference game.

Freshman Jami Lange's 23 points led UMBC.

UMES 72, Morgan State 60: Kristi Sheldon led all scorers with 24 points as the host Hawks defeated the Bears in a MEAC game. Shantwan Dowell added 16 points and Nicole Council 11.

Shakira Smith led Morgan State with 16 points.

Western Maryland 77, Haverford 57: All-league forward Kathi Snyder had a game-high 15 points and eight rebounds, and the host Green Terror (10-1, 5-0) equaled its best start ever with a Centennial Conference win.

The Green Terror won its sixth straight and took sole possession of first place in the West Division by a half game over idle Johns Hopkins. Its last 10-1 start was back in 1925-26, its fourth season of women's basketball.

Villa Julie 64, Mary Baldwin 44: Cori Bradford's 15 points led three players in double figures as the host Mustangs blitzed the Squirrels. Heidi Moldenhauer scored 13 points and Anna Hazel added 10 for Villa Julie.

Salisbury State 79, Mary Washington 60: Jessica LaTour scored 17 points, Amy Cooke had 16 and 10 assists and Lisa Neylan added 13 points and a game-high 18 rebounds to lead the Sea Gulls (9-3, 3-0) over the host Eagles (8-2, 2-1) in a CAC game. Jessica Baker chipped in 10 points for Salisbury.

St. Mary's 64, York, Pa. 57: The Seahawks (8-5, 2-2) broke from a tie at 50 with consecutive baskets from Erica Pearson as St. Mary's handed the host Spartans (8-5, 3-1) their first CAC loss. Pearson and Felicia Harris paced St. Mary's with 21 points each.

Muhlenberg 58, Washington College 35: The host Mules (6-6, 4-0) held the Shoremen (7-5, 1-3) to 29.4 percent shooting in earning a Centennial Conference win. Maggy Kilroy's 10 points led Washington College.

Elsewhere: Kellye Townsend (Hammond) scored a season-high 21 points and had 12 rebounds for Long Island University in a 72-57 loss to Central Connecticut State in a women's basketball game. Townsend is LIU's leading scorer and rebounder this season.

Pub Date: 1/17/99

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