State hoops: UMBC women fall to American, 85-57

American scored more than 40 points in each half Tuesday to beat visiting UMBC, 85-57, in women's basketball.

The Retrievers (3-4) took the lead 18 seconds into the game on a 3-pointer by Raven Harris. Thirty-five seconds later, Ashley Lambert made two free throws for a 5-3 lead, the last for UMBC.


American's Alexis Dobbs made a 3-pointer to start a 7-0 run with 15:51 left in the half. The Eagles (2-3) led 44-32 at the half. In the second half, American took a 20-point lead with 16:44 left and led by as many as 34. Bria White had 13 points for UMBC, and American's Jen Dumiak led all scorers with 21.

Washington College 53, Johns Hopkins 51: Freshman Ashley Espinosa had a game-high 14 points to power the visiting Shorewomen (4-0, 2-0 Centennial Conference) to their first victory at Goldfarb Gymnasium over the Blue Jays (2-4, 0-2).

Hopkins' home record against Washington fell to 15-1.

The Shorewomen led 50-43 with 2:31 left. Washington's Espinosa and Hopkins' Alex Vassila (11 points) traded baskets twice over the closing minutes. And despite three turnovers and a layup by Liz Tommasi with six seconds left, the Shorewomen held on.

McDaniel 81, Penn State-York 39: Freshman Shelby Taylor had a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Green Terror (2-2) past the Lions (0-4).

Juniata 76, Frostburg State 63: The host Bobcats (2-2) kept the game close in the first half, but the Eagles (4-0) used a 16-3 run in the second half to win.

Frostburg's only lead came on a 3-pointer by Elaina Hummel for a 7-6 lead with 13:57 left in the half. Frostburg trailed the rest of the way.

York 74, Goucher 45: The visiting Spartans (5-0) shot 40.6 percent from the field in the first half to take a 35-15 lead at the half.

Kristen Haley had 19 points for York, ranked 15th in the ESPN/USA Today Division III coaches poll. Latifah Butler (Annapolis) had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Gophers (1-4).


Bowie State 94, Cheyney 79: Byron Westmorland (Mervo) had a game-high 35 points to lead the host Bulldogs (3-4) past the Wolves (1-1).

Bowie stretched its three-point halftime lead to as many as 18 points in the second half. Westmorland was selected as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Player of the Week.

Monday's women

Navy 60, Air Force 36: Playing their third game in four days, the Mids (4-3) rolled past the Falcons (0-5).


Jade Geif led Navy with 15 points and had nine rebounds in 21 minutes.

The Mids earned their fourth victory in their past five games, with the lone loss a 66-63 overtime defeat to UC Davis on Friday. The victory was Navy's fourth in a row against Air Force.