No. 9 Duke women rout Terps with big 2nd half; VanGorp-led 72-54 victory moves Devils to 10-0 in ACC; free throws sink Mount


Michele VanGorp scored 21 points and No. 9 Duke remained undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference women's play with a 72-54 win over Maryland last night in Durham, N.C.

Duke (22-1, 10-0) also won its school-record 13th straight game.

Branka Bogunovich scored 15 points and Kelley Gibson added 11 for Maryland (3-16, 1-9), which lost for the sixth straight time at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The teams were tied at 33 at halftime, but VanGorp hit a short hook shot in the opening minute of the second half to put the Blue Devils ahead to stay.

The Terps trailed 53-48 with 10: 18 left before Duke went on a 15-0 run over the next seven minutes.

Quinnipiac 83, Mount St. Mary's 80: The Braves made 33 of 35 free-throw attempts on the way to a Northeast Conference win over the host Mountaineers (15-6, 13-2).

Quinnipiac's Colleen Klopp had a game-high 24 points, including four consecutive free throws in the final 58 seconds to hold off the Mount, which pulled within 79-78.

The Mount had tied the game at 73 with less than three minutes left, but the Braves (6-13, 6-7) went ahead to stay on Klapp's jumper and two free throws.

Kia Williams led the Mount with 21 points.

Fairleigh Dickinson 54, UMBC 52: Nina Vinther's steal and layup with six seconds left propelled the Knights (6-14, 5-9) to a NEC win at UMBC Fieldhouse.

The Retreivers (9-11, 7-7) trailed 52-49 with 12 seconds left when Vinther stole an inbounds pass to UMBC's Jami Lange, who had a game-high 14 points.

Towson 64, Boston U. 56: Jess Gordon had a game-high 14 points and a career-high four blocks as the host Tigers (10-10, 5-7) handed the Terriers (4-14, 1-9) their fifth straight loss.

Howard 93, Coppin State 73: Reagan Carter scored 19 to lead five players in double figures as the Bison (12-8, 9-3) downed the Eagles (8-11, 6-5) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Howard, despite committing 34 turnovers to only 15 for Coppin State, jumped out to a 17-5 lead in the game's first eight minutes and never looked back.

Coppin's Keisha Brooks led all scorers with 23.

Morgan State 53, Lafayette 48: Monigue Liddell's 14 points led the Bears (6-12) to a non-conference win.

UMES 71, Hampton 61: Nicole Council had 18 points to lead the Fighting Hawks over the Pirates in a MEAC game. Nykesha Thompson added 12 points for UMES, which won despite 27 turnovers.

Catholic 64, Western Maryland 57: Meg Hagarty had 21 points as the Cardinals (5-12) won a non-league game over the Green Terror (14-4).

Despite Kristin Miller's four consecutive three-pointers in the final 31 seconds, Western Maryland lost its third straight.

Kathi Snyder led the Green Terror with 18 points and 14 rebounds.


UMES 64, Hampton 61: Joel Hoover had a game-high 22 points as the Fighting Hawks ran their winning streak to four games.

Hoover sealed the win by converting two free-throw attempts with 19 seconds left.

St. Mary's 101, Villa Julie 49: Prince Inniss (game-high 24) and Brandon Jones (19) combined for 43 points as the Seahawks (10-8) breezed to a non-conference win in St. Mary's City.

Pub Date: 2/02/99

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