Kennedy's effort helps Towson women top W. Kentucky, 67-62

Meredith Kennedy scored a game-high 17 points and visiting Towson held off Western Kentucky, 67-62, Saturday.

The Hilltoppers (0-1) made seven of 24 3-pointers and came within one, 58-57, on a 3-pointer by Danay Fothergill (nine points) with 2:52 left.


Towson pushed the lead to as many as seven points in the last 38 seconds.

The Tigers placed four players in double figures for the first time since Jan. 20 against Hofstra.

"I'm pleased with the team effort tonight," Towson coach Joe Mathews said. "We battled in the first half with some key people in foul trouble, and to be able to fight through that was good."

The two squads were tied at 10 with 13:06 to play in the first half. A jumper by freshman Camille Alberson at 11:34 put the visitors up 15-12. Keisha Mosley hit a jumper at 11:13 to start a 12-0 run by the Lady Toppers. A 3-pointer by Fothergill at 7:59 gave the home team a 23-15 lead.

The teams traded baskets and WKU led 27-21 with 5:18 to play in the first half. Senior Kennedy connected on a 3-pointer at 4:55 to jump-start a 15-6 run by Towson to close out the half. Kennedy hit her fourth 3-pointer of the half with 46 seconds to play, sending the Tigers into the locker room with a 36-33 advantage.

Towson was held to 31.8 percent shooting from the field in the second half but went 17-for-25 from the free-throw line in the final 35 minutes.

Towson sophomore Tanisha McTiller led all scorers with a career-high 18 points. She added five rebounds, two steals and an assist.

Kennedy scored a career-high 17 points.

Robert Morris 62, Coppin State 47: Josetta Campbell scored 15 points leading four players in double figures as the host Colonials beat the Eagles in a season opener.

The Eagles trailed by only 31-29 at the half but were limited to 19.2 percent shooting in the second half and were outscored 31-18.

Kyra Coleman led the Eagles with 11 points and Crystal Whittington and Bria Harris each had seven points and seven rebounds.

Friday night women

Maryland 84, Loyola 46: Alyssa Thomas scored 20 points, freshman Brene Moseley added 17, and the No. 11 Terps never trailed in a season-opening victory over the visiting Greyhounds.

Thomas, a 6-foot-2 sophomore forward, had 14 points in 14 minutes in the first half to take the Terrapins to a 40-25 lead. The gap widened to 21 points with 17:43 left, and it was 66-36 with 9:41 to go.


"Our intensity was there. It started with our defense, which led to our offense, and I thought we were able to see a lot of great things, specifically in the second half, with this team," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said.

Moseley went 5-for-6 from the field, including 2-for-2 from outside the arc, and 5-for-6 from the line with four assists and a steal in her Maryland debut.

Katie Sheahin led the Greyhounds with 13 points. Loyola went 21-13 last season and won a game in the WNIT, the first postseason victory in the history of the program. But the Greyhounds don't have the height or depth of the Terrapins.


Bowie State 78, Shepherd 75: Darren Clark scored 22 of his career-high 28 points in the second half to power the visiting Bulldogs (2-0) past the Rams (1-1) in the Clarion Hotel Tip-Off Classic.

With 30 seconds left, Shepherd drew to within 76-75 before fouling Darren Clark, who went 2-for-2 from the line with eight seconds left to preserve the lead and win.

Friday night men

Marquette 91, Mount St. Mary's 37: The host Golden Eagles (1-0) scored 45 points off 29 Mount turnovers. Julian Norfleet led the Mount (0-1) with 12 points.