State basketball roundup (Nov. 16): Jones, Small pace Maryland women

Stephanie Jones (Aberdeen) had a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds, Ieshia Small added a career-best 18 points, and No. 15 Maryland beat visiting Niagara, 92-65, on Thursday.

Jones was 8-for-10 from the field, and Small also missed just two shots as Maryland shot 57 percent.


Maryland led by only six points at halftime but shot 83 percent in the third quarter to extend its lead to 65-48. The Terps cruised in the fourth, outscoring the Purple Eagles by 10.

Kaila Charles added 17 points for Maryland (2-1), and Blair Watson scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half. Charles had a team-high 11 points before the break.


Maryland fell to defending champion South Carolina on Monday night and will face No. 1 UConn on Sunday.

Victoria Rampado made four 3-pointers and scored 21 points for Niagara (0-3), which was 9-for-18 from long distance. Jamie Sherburne added 10 points.

Niagara didn't make a field goal for the final 5:03 of the first quarter and trailed 25-17.

George Washington 66, Towson 43: The visiting Colonials (1-2) used a 21-9 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Tigers (0-2). Mary Cuevas had 13 points for Towson.

Georgetown 72, Loyola Maryland 54: Stephanie Karcz scored 17 points in a losing effort as the host Greyhounds (1-2) fell to the Hoyas (2-0).

Syracuse 68, UMES 45: The host Orange (2-0) closed on an 18-8 run and beat the Hawks (1-2). Tori Morris had 12 points for UMES.


No. 12 Cincinnati 97, Coppin State 54: Jarron Cumberland led the Bearcats' opening blitz of 13 made shots, and Cincinnati pulled away to a victory over the Eagles.


The Bearcats (3-0) piled up 107 and 102 points while beating Savannah State and Western Carolina, and were trying to reach triple digits in three straight games for the first time in school history. They came up short, failing to make a field goal in the final four minutes.

They made quick work of the Eagles (0-3), who have yet to score more than 54 points in a game this season. Cincinnati made its first 13 shots — five from beyond the arc — while racing ahead 35-13.

Karonn Davis scored 10 points for Coppin State, which is playing three road games in four days.

UMBC 93, Central Penn 62: Max Curran scored a game-high 21 points to lead the host Retrievers (1-2) past the Division II Knights (3-1).

UMBC led by 20 points in the first half.

Morgan State 72, Lincoln (Pa.) 60: Phillip Carr had 12 points to lead the host Bears (2-1) past the Division II Lions (1-1).


Morgan State trailed by two points at the half before outscoring Lincoln 42-28 in the second half.