UM women beat N.C. State in league opener, 68-56


Freshman Kalika France led Maryland's women's basketball team with a career-high 19 points, helping the Terrapins win their Atlantic Coast Conference opener, 68-56, over N.C. State yesterday in front of 2,654 at Comcast Center in College Park.

Maryland improved to 9-3 overall and won for the seventh time in eight games at home this season.

The Terrapins shot 33.8 percent from the field, but hit 16 of 18 free throws and grabbed 51 rebounds. France hit seven of 14 shots from the field and added 10 rebounds.

N.C. State fell to 8-6, 0-1.

Towson 68, Mount St. Mary's 65: The Tigers hit their first 13 shots, then held on to defeat the Mountaineers in Emmitsburg. Towson improved to 8-1 behind Kacy O'Brien (23 points) and Kelly Robinson (22 points).

Kelli Talbot hit the first of two free throws with 10 seconds left to give the Tigers a 68-65 lead. The Mountaineers (2-8) got the rebound off the missed second attempt, but Talbot forced a jump-ball situation that gave the ball back to Towson.

Waynesburg 81, Frostburg State 80: Rachel Dillon scored the eventual game-winner with six seconds left as Waynesburg (5-3) beat the host Bobcats (6-4) at the Jim Crawley Invitational. Frostburg fell to 6-4.


UMBC 67, Albany 62: The Retrievers got 18 points apiece from Kareem Washington and Rob Gogerty to win their America East Conference opener over host Albany (2-8). Gogerty hit six free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory - the sixth straight for the Retrievers (4-6) in league openers.

Fisk 94, Washington College 87: The Bulldogs got 22 points from Devon Wilson to win in the first round of the Captains Classic in Newport News, Va.

The Shoremen (3-4) shot 49.2 percent from the floor, but Fisk (6-6) connected on 50.7 percent of its shots and grabbed seven more offensive rebounds than the Shoremen.

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