Coppin beats Hampton, 74-60, ties for first in MEAC

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Sherrie Tucker and LaKesha Wills scored 23 points apiece to lead Coppin State past visiting Hampton, 74-60, last night in a game between the top two teams in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Wills, who had 16 first-half points, was 10-for-15 from the field, including 2-for-4 from three-point range, to help the Lady Eagles (13-5, 8-1) shoot 48 percent (29-for-61) for the game.

She also had 13 rebounds for her third double double of the season.

Sharema Dean led Hampton (8-9, 8-1), which suffered a double-digit loss for only the second time in four years, with 13 points.

The result left Coppin and Hampton tied for first in the conference standings.

New Hampshire 73, UMBC 61: The host Retrievers (7-10, 2-6 America East) were led by Anastasia Goncharova, who scored a career-high 33 points, going 12-for-13 from the field and 9-for-10 from three-point range.

Gocharova came one three-pointer short of tying UMBC's record for three-point baskets in a game. Jami Lange set the mark of 10 in 1999.

The Retrievers converted 13 threes overall, one short of the team record set last year at Northeastern.

Ebony Woods led the Wildcats (8-9, 4-4) with 19 points.

Johns Hopkins 61, Muhlenberg 53: Junior Katie Kimball led all scorers with 17 points and senior Ashanna Randall added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the host Blue Jays (14-4, 4-6 Centennial Conference).

The Mules dropped to 8-9 and 4-6 with their sixth straight loss.

Hood 54, Chestnut Hill 43: Danielle Gallagher and Rita Willis combined for 30 points and 25 rebounds to help the visiting Blazers (9-6, 5-0 Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference) beat the Griffins (7-6, 3-3).

McDaniel 65, Ursinus 39: The Green Terror (17-2, 11-1 Centennial) won its 20th home game in a row. Amy Watson led the way with six points, five rebounds, four assists, and three blocked shots.

The Bears fell to 8-10 and 4-7.

York 79, Salisbury 76: In a game that featured nine ties and 15 lead changes, the Spartans (8-11, 3-5 Capital Athletic Conference) converted three free throws in the final 10 seconds to defeat the host Sea Gulls.

Junior forward Kiera Watkins paced Salisbury (10-9, 4-4) with 17 points.

Dickinson 56, Washington College 30: Freshman forward Kim Proctor scored a team-high six points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds in the loss for the Shorewomen (3-14, 2-9 Centennial Conference).

The Red Devils improved to 16-1 and 11-1.

Mount St. Mary's 65, St.Francis (N.Y.) 52: Junior Samira Rashid scored a career-high 24 points as she helped the Mount improve to 6-13 overall and 5-5 in the Northeast Conference.

The visiting Terriers slipped to 4-13 and 1-7.

College of Notre Dame 57, Chatham 42: Junior Monica Cherry had the first double double of her career with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the host Gators (6-9, 4-1 AWCC) defeated the Cougars (1-11, 1-4 AWCC).

UMES 85, North Carolina A&T;: The Lady Hawks (6-11, 5-4 MEAC) outscored the host Lady Aggies (4-13, 3-5), 14-4, in overtime to take the victory.

Toni Kennedy scored 21 points, a career high, and recorded three steals.

Frostburg State 68, Pitt Bradford 51: Senior Tracey Little scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and junior Kelly True added 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the host Bobcats (14-4, 11-0 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference).

Frostburg won its seventh in a row, its longest streak since claiming 10 straight during the 1998-99 season.

Keuka 56, Villa Julie 50: The Mustangs' Cara Hill finished with a team-high 11 points and six rebounds.

Villa Julie fell to 7-10 overall and 4-3 in the Northeastern Athletic Conference, and the visiting Storm improved to 5-6 and 3-1.

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