Tucker's 18 help Coppin cruise to 80-46 win


Sherrie Tucker scored a game-high 18 points as the Coppin State women's basketball team downed Bethune-Cookman, 80-46, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game at the Coppin Center yesterday.

Tucker, who struggled in her last outing, was 9-for-20 from the field and grabbed five rebounds.

The Lady Eagles (11-5, 6-1) built a 37-23 halftime lead and continued to distance themselves from the Lady Wildcats (2-10, 1-5) in the second half. The final margin of 34 was the largest of the game and the largest margin of victory for Coppin State since a 94-27 win over Lincoln on Jan. 12, 1991.

Courtni Strickland and LaKesha Wills each had 11 points, and Rashida Suber finished with 10.

Cassandra Calcagno came off the bench to lead the Lady Wildcats with 11 points.

Loyola 79, St. Peter's 69: The host Greyhounds (5-10, 4-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) had four players in double figures, including a double double by Katie Scherle and a career-high 20 points by Jackie Valderas.

Krystle Harrington added 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Peahens fell to 5-10 and 1-5 in the conference.

St. Mary's 63, Rutgers- Camden 44: The Seahawks (8-6) turned 32 turnovers into 30 points in defeating the visiting Lady Raptors (6-10). For the Seahawks, freshman guard Megan Uglik scored a team-high 14 points with five rebounds and four steals.

Hood 75, Haverford 59: Rita Willis led the host Blazers (5-6) with 18 points and 13 rebounds in a win over the Fords (3-9). Danielle Allen added 15 points and seven rebounds.

Johns Hopkins 82, Carnegie Mellon 60: Ashley Felix (seven points) had seven steals to set a school career record during the win over the host Tartans (4-10).

Katie Kimball shot 7-for-9 from the field, including 3-for-4 from three-point range to pace the Blue Jays (13-2) with 17 points.

Florida A&M; 76, Morgan State 57: Javone Davis had a game-high 18 points as the host Lady Bears fell to 2-11 overall and 1-5 in the MEAC. The Lady Rattlers improved to 5-9 overall and 3-3 in the conference.

Hampton 51, UMES 46: The Lady Hawks (4-8, 3-2 MEAC) were led by guard Toni Kennedy with 13 points and Kristi Veltkamp with 10 in the loss to the host Lady Pirates (6-8, 6-0).

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