Maryland' head coach Brenda Frese, left, talks with Eleanna Christinaki during a game against Coppin State.
Maryland' head coach Brenda Frese, left, talks with Eleanna Christinaki during a game against Coppin State. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Stephanie Jones scored the final four points and the No. 15 Maryland women's basketball team pulled out a 69-65 win at Penn State on Sunday, pushing their win streak to 11 games.

Penn State called a 30-second timeout with 1:19 to go and tied the game at 65, but were unable to inbound and the turnover resulted in Jones (Aberdeen) getting fouled and going to the line for the first time. She made both free throws and, after a Penn State miss, the Terps went deep into the shot clock before Jones scored with 12 seconds remaining. The Nittany Lions missed their two final shots.


Penn State is winless against Maryland since the Terps joined the Big Ten in 2015.

Maryland (13-2, 2-0) opened conference play by dropping 100 on Illinois Thursday, but the outcome against Penn State (9-6, 0-2) was in doubt until Jones found her shooting touch in the last minute. Maryland was 4-for-14 shooting in the final quarter.

Blair Watson led Maryland with 15 points, Jeisha Small added 14, Brianna Fraser 12 and Kristen Confroy 10. Jones finished with eight points and seven boards.

Jaiden Travascio-Green scored 23 points for Penn State and Amari Carter added 15.

College of Charleston 80, Towson 67: The visiting Cougars (5-8, 1-1) outscored the Tigers 28-9 in the first quarter to keep Towson winless in Colonial Athletic Association play.

Mary Cuevas scored 21 points, her third straight game with at least 20 points, to lead the Tigers (5-8, 0-2). Nukiya Mayo added 17 points and 10 rebounds for her second straight double double.

Mount St. Mary's 68, Bryant 63: Katrice Dickson scored 17 points to lead the visiting Mountaineers (5-8, 2-0 Northeast Conference) over the Bulldogs (1-12, 0-2).

Juliette Lawless had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists and Caroline Hummell added 11 points, six rebounds and two blocks for Mount St. Mary's.


UMBC 85, Centenary (N.J.) 41: Jairus Lyles made five of the Retrievers' 17 3-pointers in scoring 17 points, and UMBC (9-6) rolled past the visiting Division-III Cyclones.

Max Portmann finished with 13 points, Lamar 12, and Sherburne 10 for UMBC (9-6), which was 17 of 34 from beyond the arc, two 3s shy of the school record. Lyles jumped two places to seventh on the Retrievers' career scoring list with 1,335 points.

LIU Brooklyn 71, Mount St. Mary's 57: Joel Hernandez scored 21 points and Raiquan Clark got his second double double of the season to lead the Blackbirds (6-9, 1-1 Northeast Conference) past the visiting Mountaineers (6-9, 0-2).

Junior Robinson and Donald Carey led the Mountaineers with 12 points apiece.

UMES 74, Central Penn 69: Cameron Bacote scored 22 points, Sean Hoggs added 15 and the host Hawks (4-11) held off the Division-II Knights (7-8).


Central Penn (7-8), a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, played their fifth Division I opponent and are scheduled to face one more.

The Hawks used an 8-1 run to create a 67-59 lead, capped by a pair of Logan McIntosh free throws. McIntosh scored 12 points with six boards, Miryne Thomas scored 11 with six rebounds and Ahmad Frost had 10 points and eight rebounds.

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