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21-2 Hopkins wins 9th in row by dismissing Ursinus, 78-39


A big first-half scoring run and Ashley Felix's record-setting 12 steals powered Johns Hopkins to its ninth straight victory yesterday, a 78-39 rout of visiting Ursinus.

Felix, who established school and Centennial Conference marks for steals, recorded 10 in the first half -- seven during a 32-5 outburst as the Blue Jays (21-2, 16-1) ran away with it. Trista Snyder led Johns Hopkins with 16 points.

Ursinus is 9-15, 6-11.

Coppin State 52, North Carolina A&T; 32: The visiting Eagles (14-10, 10-5 MEAC) opened with a 24-4 run and Leisel Harry recorded a double double.

The Lady Aggies (6-18, 3-11) made only three field goals in the first half.

South Carolina State 74, Morgan State 59: Sharonda Watson scored 21 points, and the visiting Lady Bears (2-22, 2-13 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) made 48 percent of their field-goal attempts, but they were badly out-rebounded and lost their 20th straight conference road game.

Evena Morency led the Lady Bulldogs (9-14, 6-8) with 21 points and 18 rebounds.

St. Francis (Pa.) 89, Mount St. Mary's 66: The visiting Red Flash (18-5, 14-0) remained undefeated in the Northeast Conference. Myriam Baccouche scored 28 for the Mountaineers (8-16, 7-8).

UMES 87, Norfolk State 72: Tiffany Winkfield scored 27 points and grabbed 20 rebounds and the host Hawks (10-14, 5-10 MEAC) dominated the second half. Dekisha Thompson had 24 points for Norfolk State (6-18, 5-10).

Catholic 78, Goucher 54: The Cardinals (20-5, 11-3) secured the No. 2 seed in next week's Capital Athletic Conference tournament with the rout.

Kate Guggino had 18 points and 14 rebounds for the visiting Gophers (14-9, 8-6).

Mary Baldwin 64, College of Notre Dame 51: The visiting Squirrels (15-8, 8-3 Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference) overcame poor first-half shooting for the victory. Freshman Ashley Burley scored 13 points for the Gators (13-10, 5-7).

McDaniel 86, Muhlenberg 77: The host Green Terror rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit, closing its regular season at 21-3 overall and 17-1 in the Centennial Conference. Kristy Costa (16 points) led five players in double figures for McDaniel.

Muhlenberg finished 18-6, 13-4.

St. Mary's 75, York 54: The visiting Spartans (14-10, 8-6 Capital Athletic Conference) used a 25-10 run late in the second half to put away the game.

Megan Baskins led the Seahawks (6-18, 3-11) with 19 points.

Bryn Mawr 52, Villa Julie 40: Cara Hill grabbed 23 rebounds for the Mustangs (3-20), who led by two at halftime but suffered 26 percent field-goal shooting and fell to the host Owels (4-20).

Franklin & Marshall 63, Washington College 42: The visiting Diplomats (12-10, 12-5 Centennial Conference) outscored the Shorewomen (7-17, 3-14) in the final 5 minutes, 40 seconds by 15-0 to pull away to victory.

Frostburg State 88, LaRoche 72: Tracey Little scored 20 points, and the visiting Bobcats (15-10, 7-6 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) earned the conference tournament's third seed.

Five players scored in double figures for LaRoche (6-19, 4-8).

Mary Washington 66, Salisbury 63: The visiting Eagles (12-12, 8-6) won in overtime to move a game ahead of the Sea Gulls in the Capital Athletic Conference and will be the fifth seed in the conference tournament.

Courtney Kendall scored 12 points for the Sea Gulls (13-12, 7-7).

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