With the combined strength of Selina Mann, Sydney Henderson and Jacqueline Brewer, Mount St. Mary's claimed a 62-58 victory over visiting UMES (1-4) in women's basketball Wednesday.
Mann finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Henderson posted 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
The Mount (2-4) held a lead throughout the second half but lost it in the last minute as the Hawks (1-4) tied the game at 58. With 38 seconds remaining, Brewer, a transfer from Virginia Commonwealth making her first start for the Mountaineers, gave them the lead on two free throws. That margin prove to be enough.
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Brewer finished with eight points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Karona Roach scored 20 points for the Hawks.
Pittsburgh 57, Loyola 47: Despite taking the lead five times in the first half, the visiting Greyhounds (4-5) lost to the Panthers (6-2) in a tug-of-war game. The Panthers' Ashlee Anderson scored a game-high 17 points, and the Greyhounds' Katie Sheahin scored 16.
Loyola was down by as much as 15 in the second half before a 5-1 run sparked by junior Nicole Krusen.
The guard scored all five of the Greyhounds points, starting with a 3-pointer from the left side with 1:10 left in regulation.
On the next possession, Loyola would force a turnover. Krusen took a shot from behind the arc but missed, and freshman Tiffany Padgett couldn't connect after grabbing the rebound.
Alvernia 64, Stevenson 46: Alvernia's Kayla Long finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the visiting Mustangs (3-2). The Crusaders (4-2) took a quick 9-0 lead, expanding it to 40-17 by the end of the first half. Kyarra Harmon led the Mustangs with nine points.
American 70, Coppin State 54: Three players posted double-digit points as American (3-4) earned its second straight home win. Alexis Dobbs scored 16 points for Coppin State, followed by Jen Dumiak's 13 and Ti'Asia McGeorge's 12. American held a lead over Coppin State (3-5) throughout the entire game despite Shawntae Payne's 14 points and Kyra Coleman's 13.
Virginia Commonwealth 70, UMBC 41: The Rams (4-4) won their fourth in five games, defeating the visiting Retrievers (3-6). VCU held a 27-22 lead at the half, but the Retrievers crumbled in the second half as the Rams scored 29 of the last 39 points.
Freshman Jessica Pellechio scored a game-high 20 points for VCU, while teammates Kaneisha Atwater and Robyn Parks each scored 12.
Messiah 72, Hood 39: The visiting Falcons (6-0, 3-0 Commonwealth Conference) limited the Blazers (3-3, 2-1) to four first-half field goals and took a 29-11 advantage into halftime.
Hood's Dyanna Prater connected on five of 15 shots from the field for a team-high 11 points in addition to finishing with three assists and two steals.
The Falcons' Dori Gyori finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds, both game highs.