Sunday, January 26, 2003

Cold-shooting Miami women outlast chilly Buffalo


Area colleges hoops roundup

The Cincinnati Enquirer

BUFFALO - The Miami RedHawks overcame season lows in points and field goal percentage to defeat the Buffalo Bulls 50-45 in a Mid-American Conference East Division women's basketball game.

Miami (9-8, 4-2 MAC) shot .298 from the field. Princeton High grad Kim Lancaster was the only RedHawk in double figures, with 10 points. Buffalo fell to 9-7 (1-4).

Neither team was able to generate much offense in the early going until Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe, who scored 21 of the Bulls' 45 points, tallied six straight points gave Buffalo a 14-11 advantage with 8:09 remaining in the first half.

Miami then scored 10 unanswered points and held the Bulls without a field goal for six minutes while building a 21-14 advantage.

An Erin Lawrenson 3-point field goal ended UB's scoring drought at 2:21 but could not prevent Miami, which shot just 29 percent from the floor, from going into the half with a 23-17 edge.

The Bulls closed to within one point twice, 29-28 with 14:12 remaining, and 37-36 with 7:59 remaining.

MIAMI (9-8, 4-2 MAC) - Smith 2-3 2-2 6, Butler 2-4 1-2 5, Day 1-5 1-2 4, Merrill 2-11 2-2 6, Cusick 0-12 5-6 5, Beck 0-1 0-0 0, Motto 0-1 0-0 0, Kozlowski 2-5 0-3 5, Roederer 3-5 2-2 9, Lancaster 5-10 0-0 10. Totals: 17-57 13-19 50.

BUFFALO (9-7, 1-4) - Burd 1-2 0-0 2, Kochendorfer 1-8 2-2 4, McMeeken-Ruscoe 9-15 1-1 21, Lawrenson 2-9 0-0 6, Bennett 1-6 0-0 2, Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Meunier 0-0 0-0 0, Cook 2-5 0-1 4, Hedges 3-4 0-0 6. Totals: 19-50 3-4 45.

Halftime: MU 23, B 17. 3-pointers: MU 3-14 (Day 1-2, Merrill 0-3, Cusick 0-4, Motto 0-1, Kozlowski 1-2, Roederer 1-2), B 4-11 (McMeeken-Ruscoe 2-4, Lawrenson 2-6, Bennett 0-1). Rebounds: MU 38 (Day 8), B 36 (Kochendorfer 8). Assists: MU 12 (Cusick 5), B 15 (Cook 6). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 691.

Cincinnati State 83, Owens 56

The Lady Surge, led by Kendra Bailey's 21 points, Jessica Parsons' 17 points and Erica Raven's 10 assists, improved to 17-3 overall, 7-1 in the OCCAC.

The victory was the 50th consecutive at home for the Lady Surge under coach Gary McDaniel.

OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Horton 0 1 1, Weiland 4 2 10, Wilson 6 2 14, Jackson 2 4 8, Rayle 0 1 1, Cooper 2 0 5, Vorst 7 3 17. Totals: 21 13 56.

CINCINNATI STATE (17-3, 7-1 OCCAC) - Raven 2 1 5, Polk 6 0 12, Billengsly 4 1 10, Hollinsworth 4 0 12, Head 3 0 6, Bailey 9 3 21, Parsons 8 1 17. Totals: 34 4 83.

3-pointers: OCC 1 (Cooper), CS 5 (Billengsly, Hollinsworth 4).

Mt. St. Joseph 61, Anderson 50

Tasha Reid scored 22 points and Virginia Grace added 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Mount improved to 12-6 (6-2 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference).

ANDERSON (12-5, 4-4 HCAC) - Hall 3-10 2-2 10, McMillan 8-15 3-6 19, Seelbach 2-10 3-5 7, Crowe 1-1 0-0 2, Davis 1-3 1-1 3, Gordon 0-0 3-5 3, Guenin 1-2 0-0 2, Buses 0-2 0-0 0, Sands 1-4 2-2 4. Totals: 17-47 14-21 50.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (12-6, 6-2) - Petty 3-6 2-2 8, Reid 7-19 7-10 22, Grace 6-10 0-2 12, Day 2-10 3-4 7, Brown 2-4 0-0 4, Marshall 1-1 0-0 3, Swart 0-1 0-0 0, Meyer 2-5 1-2 5. Totals: 23-57 13-20 61.

Halftime: MSJ 32, A 23. 3-pointers: A 2-6 (Hall 2-6), MSJ 2-10 (Petty 0-1, Reid 1-3, Day 0-4, Campbell 0-1, Marshall 1-1). Rebounds: A 37 (McMillan 8), MSJ 33 (Grace 10). Assists: A 11, MSJ 13 (Petty 4). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 135.

Men's basketball

Mt. St. Joseph 67, Anderson 66

Withrow graduate Chris Washington scored a layup with 10 seconds remaining to give Mount St. Joseph the win.

Tom Luther led all scorers with 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH (11-7, 5-3 HCAC) - Volkerding 6-9 1-3 13, Luther 10-14 2-4 22, Washington 2-8 0-0 5, Sweet 1-8 0-0 2, Engelkamp 2-8 4-5 8, Mahon 3-5 0-0 9, Croppter 1-1 0-0 2, Stephens 1-1 0-0 3, Eichhold 1-2 1-2 3. Totals: 27-56 8-14 67.

ANDERSON (12-5, 6-2) - Chapman 5-9 1-2 14, Powell 1-3 0-0 2, Hanson 4-7 2-5 10, Ghebremichael 1-8 0-0 2, Rans 1-7 0-0 3, DeLoatch 1-2 1-2 4, Lafferty 0-0 0-0 0, Mauro 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 5-7 2-2 13, Barhorst 0-3 4-4 4, Anglemeyer 3-7 0-0 6, Heuer 2-5 2-4 8, Furney 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 23-60 12-19 66.

Halftime: MSJ 33, A 24. 3-pointers: MSJ 5-14 (Vokerding 0-1, Washington 1-4, Sweet 0-2, Engelkamp 0-2, Mahon 3-4, Stephens 1-1), A 8-28 (Chapman 3-7, Hanson 0-1, Ghebremichael 0-5, Rans 1-6, DeLoatch 1-1, Wright 1-2, Barhorst 0-1, Heuer 2-5). Rebounds: MSJ 40 (Luther 12), A 33 (Hanson 10). Assists: MSJ 15 (Washington 5), A 13 (Hanson 3, DeLoatch 3). Technical fouls - None. Attendance - 500.

Cincinnati State 84, Owens 77

P.J. Sanders scored 22 points and Malcolm Manier added 18 points in Cincinnati State's win.

Brandon Bender and Derrick Graham chipped in 10 points each for the 16-6 Surge.

OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (19-3, 6-1 OCCAC) - Wesley 4-9 5-6 16, Tate 3-6 0-1 10, Brown 3-7 0-1 6, Church 1-2 0-0 2, Fobbs 5-10 0-1 11, Freer 2-5 1-2 5, Thomas 5-7 0-0 11, Shorter 5-9 1-3 12, Jones 1-2 0-0 2, Martin 1-2 0-3 2, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 30-59 12-24 77.

CINCINNATI STATE (16-6, 6-1) - Campbell 1-2 5-6 8, Francis 0-4 3-4 3, Haucks 0-1 0-0 0, Manier 5-14 6-8 18, Graham 4-6 2-3 10, Sanders 8-12 6-9 22, Sweeney 0-2 1-2 1, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Butler 0-0 0-0 0, Garth 4-6 4-4 12, B.Bender 3-6 4-8 10. Totals: 25-54 31-44 84.

Halftime: CS 39, OCC 30. 3-pointers: OCC 5-15 (Wesley 3-6, Tate 0-1, Brown 0-1, Fobbs 1-4, Freer 0-1, Thomas 1-2), CS 3-13 (Campbell 1-3, Francis 0-2, Manier 2-6, Sanders 0-1, Sweeney 0-1). Rebounds: OCC 38 (Tate 9), CS 33 (Sanders 7). Assists: OCC 10 (Wesley 7), CS 11 (Francis 5). Technical fouls - OCC 3 (Tate, Church, Jones), CS 1 (Francis). Attendance - N/A.




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