February 20, 2013

College Roundup: USM advances to semifinals

From staff and news services

GORHAM — Haley Jordan scored 14 points to pace a balanced attack for top-seeded University of Southern Maine (25-1), which rolled to a 63-31 win over No. 8 Plymouth State (1-24) in a Little East Conference women's basketball quarterfinal.

Rebecca Knight added seven points and 10 rebounds and Nicole Garland had nine points for the Huskies, who led 17-0 midway through the first half and 31-8 at the break.

Southern Maine will host the remainder of the tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Huskies will face fifth-seeded Rhode Island College in a semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Friday.


UNE 62, WENTWORTH 32: Beth Suggs and Lauren Hayden each finished with 13 points and eight rebounds as the top-ranked Nor'easters (22-4) cruised to a win over the eighth-seeded Leopards (11-15) in a Commonwealth Coast Conference quarterfinal at Biddeford.

Kelly Coleman added nine points and six rebounds for the Nor'easters, who will host fifth-seeded Endicott in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday.


ST. JOSEPH'S 59, JOHNSON & WALES 45: Morgan Cahill collected her conference-leading 11th double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the third-ranked Monks (16-10) to a win over the sixth-seeded Wildcats (12-14) in a GNAC quarterfinal at Standish.

Lindsay Moore added 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Monks, who led 29-25 at halftime. St. Joseph's took control with an 8-2 run to open the second half and led by at least nine points the rest of the way.

The Monks will play at second-seeded Suffolk in the semifinals on Thursday.


(18) DELAWARE 69, GEORGE MASON 55: Elena Delle Donne scored 18 of her 31 points in the first half and also grabbed nine rebounds in leading the visiting Blue Hens (23-3, 14-0 Colonial Athletic Association) past the Patriots (8-16, 3-10).


(21) SYRACUSE 58, RUTGERS 45: Kayla Alexander and Elashier Hall converted three-point plays to key a decisive second-half spurt, and the visiting Orange (22-3, 10-2 Big East) denied Scarlet Knights Coach C. Vivian Stringer her 900th victory.

Stringer, a Hall of Famer in her 42nd season as a head coach, is seeking to become just the fourth women's coach to reach 900 wins along with Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell.

Rutgers (14-11, 5-7) has lost three straight since Stringer earned her 899th career victory against Cincinnati.


BERRY 6, BATES 0: T.J. Montgomery and Ben Jernigan combined for 10 strikeouts for the Vikings (3-3) and Steve Burke had the lone hit for the Bobcats in their opener at Rome, Ga.

Austin Neely had a two-run triple to key a four-run fourth inning for Berry.


(1) INDIANA 72, (4) MICHIGAN ST. 68: Victor Oladipo's go-ahead putback, dunk and free throws in the final minute lifted the top-ranked Hoosiers (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) over the host Spartans (22-5, 11-3), breaking a first-place tie in the conference.


(2) MIAMI 54, VIRGINIA 50: Reggie Johnson made a tie-breaking layup with 5.7 seconds left and the host Hurricanes (22-3, 13-0 ACC) overcame a ragged offensive performance for the second game in a row to beat Virginia (18-8, 8-5).


MISSOURI 63, (5) FLORIDA 60: Laurence Bowers had 17 points and the Tigers (19-7, 8-5 SEC) erased a 13-point deficit in the second half to rally past the Gators (21-4, 11-2).


(15) BUTLER 68, DU-QUESNE 49: Rotnei Clarke scored 16 points and Khyle Marshall added 14 to lead the Bulldogs (22-5, 9-3 Atlantic 10) past the host Dukes (8-18, 1-11).


(17) MARQUETTE 67, SETON HALL 46: Vander Blue scored 19 points and the visiting Golden Eagles (19-6, 10-3 Big East) used a sizeable rebounding advantage to beat the struggling Pirates (13-14, 2-12).


SAINT LOUIS 76, (24) VCU 62: Jordair Jett scored all 16 of his points in the second half to help the Billikens (20-5, 9-2 ) win their eighth straight and take sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 over VCU (21-6, 9-3).


Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)



More PPH Blogs

2014 Boston Marathon


Spring sports photos