Saturday, March 1, 2003

UC women roll over Memphis


Local college roundup

The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Cincinnati women's basketball team put four players in double figures en route to a 74-53 victory over Memphis on Friday night.

Center Debbie Merrill led the Bearcats with 17 points and 13 rebounds. UC outrebounded Memphis 48-27.

K.B. Sharp and Carolyn Alexander each chipped in 15 points.

UC improved to 21-5 and 11-2 in Conference USA. Memphis fell to 12-14 (5-8). The Bearcats' regular-season finale is 3 p.m. Sunday at Saint Louis.

Cincinnati (21-5, 11-2)--Alexander 7-12 1-3 15, Young 1-3 0-1 2, Merrill 6-15 5-8 17, Sharp 5-6 4-5 15, King 4-9 4-4 14, Dozier 0-0 0-0 0, Knoch 1-2 0-2 3, Harvey 2-7 2-3 6, Piepho 0-0 0-2 0, Hillman 0-0 0-0 0, Stevenson 1-2 0-0 2, Stephens 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-56 16-28 74.

Memphis (12-14, 5-8)--Soso 2-9 0-0 4, Hamp 5-9 2-2 12, Swilley 0-5 0-0 0, Sullivan 1-4 0-2 2, McFayden 0-0 0-0 0, Crawford 7-13 2-3 16, Stoglin 0-0 0-0 0, Rogers 6-11 2-2 15, Booker 0-1 0-1 0, Butler 0-2 1-2 1, Hart 1-1 1-6 3. Totals 22-55 8-18 53.

Halftime: Cincinnati 35-28. 3-point goals: Cincinnati 4-12 (Young 0-1, Sharp 1-2, King 2-4, Knoch 1-2, Harvey 0-3), Memphis 1-9 (Soso 0-2, Crawford 0-1, Rogers 1-5, Butler 0-1). Rebounds: Cincinnati 48 (Merrill 13), Memphis 27 (Hamp 7). Assists: Cincinnati 16 (Young, Sharp 5), Memphis 10 (Rogers 3).

Cincinnati State 53, Sinclair 43

Jessica Parson scored a game-high 16 points and shot 8-of-10 from the free throw line in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals at Lakeland Community College in Mentor.

The Surge (23-3), the OCCAC regular-season champions, face Owens Community College in the tournament final at 2 p.m. today.

The Surge split a pair of games with Owens this season.

Sinclair--Kelly 0-6 1-2 1, Pendleton 0-7 0-0 0, Peacock 5-13 10-14 20, Calvin 6-13 3-5 15, Dennis 0-1 0-0 0, Crawford 1-6 0-1 2, Bryant 2-10 1-2 5, Goodin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-56 15-24 43.

Cincinnati State--Raven 0-2 1-2 1, Polk 5-10 0-0 10, Billengsly 4-12 0-0 9, Head 1-4 2-2 4, Bailey 1-6 0-0 2, Smart 0-2 0-0 0, Hollingsworth 4-12 0-0 11, Douthit 0-1 0-0 0, Silas 0-2 0-0 0, Parson 4-17 8-10 16, Fluker 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 19-72 11-14 53.

Halftime: Cincinnati State 28-22. 3-point goals: Sinclair 0-8 (Kelly 0-1, Pendleton 0-4, Peacock 0-2, Crawford 0-1), Cincinnati State 4-14 (Raven 0-1, Polk 0-2, Billengsly 1-2, Hollingsworth 3-9). Rebounds: Sinclair 49 (Bryant 14), Cincinnati State 58 (Parson 11). Assists: Sinclair 4 (Pendleton 3), Cincinnati State 9 (Raven, Bailey, Smart 2).

Mount St. Joseph 61, Defiance 60

The Lions came one step closer to their first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament title as Virginia Grace's 23 points and 13 rebounds paced the Mount to a semifinal win.

Rebecca Petty added 13 points, shooting 3-of-8 from 3-point range, and had 10 rebounds for the Mount (18-9).

The Lions will face the winner of a semifinal game between Franklin and Anderson in the tournament final at 3 p.m. today at Franklin, Ind.

Defiance (12-15)--Kelvey 3-6 2-3 9, Eberle 5-12 11-11 23, Savard 5-11 6-8 16, Brickner 0-2 0-0 0, Vanderhorst 1-3 0-0 3, Bauer 0-1 0-0 0, Fretz 2-8 1-2 5, Kuhn 0-3 0-0 0, Gerding 2-5 0-0 4, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-51 20-24 60.

Mount St. Joseph (18-9)--Petty 5-14 0-0 13, Day 0-5 4-4 4, Reid 1-7 1-2 3, Grace 8-16 7-12 23, Brown 2-16 4-5 8, Marshall 0-1 1-3 1, Grilliot 3-5 1-2 7, Meyer 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 20-68 18-28 61.

Halftime: Mount St. Joseph 24-18. 3-point goals: Defiance 4-11 (Kelvey 1-3, Eberle 2-7, Vanderhorst 1-1), Mount St. Joseph 3-16 (Petty 3-8, Day 0-3, Brown 0-4, Marshall 0-1). Rebounds: Defiance 42 (Eberle 13), Mount St. Joseph 47 (Grace 13). Assists: Defiance 10 (Kelvey, Eberle, Gerding 2), Mount St. Joseph 17 (Petty 6).

Men: Anderson 70, Mount St. Joseph 63

The Lions led by 16 points at halftime but were outscored 50-27 in the second half of the HCAC semifinal game at Hanover, Ind.

Chris Washington led the Mount, which finished the season at 18-9, with 22 points. Teammate Matt Volkerding pulled down seven rebounds, but the Lions were outrebounded 35-24.

With the win Anderson moved on to today's HCAC title game, where it will face the winner of a game between tournament host Hanover and Defiance.

Mount St. Joseph (12-15)--Volkerding 0-3 0-0 0, Luther 5-9 1-2 12, Washington 7-14 6-6 22, Sweet 2-3 2-2 7, Engelkamp 0-4 1-2 1, Mahon 5-10 0-0 13, Cropper 1-2 0-0 2, Stephens 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 23-50 10-12 63.

Anderson (18-9)--Powell 1-2 0-0 2, Hanson 2-5 0-0 5, Ghebremichael 3-8 4-5 12, Rans 2-5 0-0 5, Chapman 6-12 2-2 16, DeLoatch 2-4 0-1 4, Mauro 0-1 0-0 0, Wright 2-7 4-4 9, Warren 0-0 0-0 0, Barhorst 0-2 0-0 0, Anglemyer 0-0 0-0 0, Heuer 4-8 0-2 10, Furney 1-2 5-6 7. Totals 23-56 15-20 70.

Halftime: Mount St. Joseph 36-20. 3-point goals: Mount St. Joseph 7-15 (Luther 1-2, Washington 2-4, Sweet 1-1, Engelkamp 0-1, Mahon 3-5, Cropper 0-1, Stephens 0-1), Anderson 9-20 (Hanson 1-2, Ghebremichael 2-2, Rans 1-1, Chapman 2-6, Wright 1-2, Barhorst 0-1, Heuer 2-3). Rebounds: Mount St. Joseph 24 (Volkerding 7), Anderson 35 (Furney 6). Assists: Mount St. Joseph 12 (Sweet 4), Anderson 6 (Ghebremichael 2).




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