Thursday, February 12, 2004

Miami women extend victory streak to 7 games



The Cincinnati Enquirer

Colleen Day scored a game-high 21 points as the RedHawks rolled to their seventh straight victory, 73-56 over Marshall at Millett Hall Wednesday night.

The RedHawks tied a record for consecutive wins under coach Maria Fantanarosa and set up a battle for first place overall in the Mid-American Conference against Western Michigan on Sunday.

MU (15-6, 9-1) outrebounded Marshall (12-9, 4-6) 52-43 and held the Thundering Herd to 27.3 percent shooting in the second half.

Cindi Merrill added 19 points and Amanda Jackson 11 for Miami.

Thomas More 67,

Ohio Wesleyan 55

The Saints' depth and hot second-half shooting lifted TMC to the victory after a halftime tie.

Carrie Clift came off the bench to lead TMC (18-5) with 18 points, and the Saints shot 55.2 percent in the second half to pull away from a 33-33 tie at the break.

It was the final regular-season home game for the Saints, who honored seniors Denise Beam, Joanna Bess and Jodi Schroeder.

Mount St. Joseph 76,

Bluffton 47

A double-double by Virginia Grace boosted the Lions above .500 in league play and helped keep Bluffton winless in the conference.

Grace scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Mount improved to 10-11 (6-5 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference).

Emily Day added 14 points for the Lions, and Katie Swart contributed 12.

Cincinnati State 105,

Columbus State 59

Crystal Norman scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as the Lady Surge improved to 23-4.

Four other Surge players scored in double figures, including Dalorian Hinton, who had 10 points and 12 rebounds en route to the Surge's season-high 82 boards.

The Lady Surge play Lakeland at 1 p.m. Saturday at home.

Men

Mount St. Joseph 48,

Bluffton 42

Paul Volkerding led the Lions with 18 points, and Matt Volkerding added eight points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Mount St. Joe improved to 9-13 (3-8 HCAC).

Thomas More 105, Asbury 88

R.K. Thurman scored 21 points and Chad Wachs and Marcus Johnson added 20 apiece to power the Saints' offense.

TMC (10-10) also got 15 points from Andrae Woodard and 14 from Chris Thompson. The Saints scored 31 fast-break points and outrebounded Asbury (14-13) 41-31.

Toledo 69, N. Illinois 61

TOLEDO - Keith Triplett had 11 of his 15 points during a 25-0 second-half run to lead Toledo.

The Rockets (16-5, 10-3 MAC) trailed 44-27 after Perry Smith, who led Northern Illinois (7-15, 2-10) with 14 points, hit a 3-pointer with 16:42 remaining.

Toledo then reeled off the next 25 points.




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