Cumberland Times-News

Local Sports

November 25, 2013

No. 8 Maryland outlasts Drexel 69-63

COLLEGE PARK — Alyssa Thomas scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help No. 8 Maryland outlast Drexel 69-63 on Monday night.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 10 of her 12 points for Maryland (5-1) after halftime to help the Terrapins survive an exceptional second-half effort from the Dragons (2-3).

Brene Moseley added five of her eight points in the final two minutes to help the Terps assure itself of a three-game win streak ahead of a weekend trip to Puerto Rico for the San Juan Shootout.

The Terps’ only loss this season came to top-ranked Connecticut at home on Nov. 15.

Alexis Smith scored 19 points and Sarah Curran added 16 points for Drexel (2-3), both career highs for the pair of freshmen.

The Dragons hit seven of 12 3-pointers in the second half to claw back into the game, but fell to consecutive losses for the first time in their first game against a ranked opponent this year.

Drexel won last year’s WNIT, but lost more than two-thirds of its scoring with departed seniors Hollie Mershon and Taylor Wootton.

Down 34-18 before halftime, the Dragons cut Maryland’s lead to seven three times early in the second half, closed to within four for a second time when Creighton’s 3-pointer from the top of the key made it 58-54, and were within 60-57 after Abby Redick hit a pair of free throws.

Thomas answered with a leaning jumper off the glass, and after Smith’s running layup cut it to 62-59, Brene Moseley hit an outside jumper, and Thomas and Mosely each sank a pair of freethrows to stretch it back to 68-59 with just more than a minute remaining.

Drexel made one final push, with Curran hitting a layup off an inbounds play and Carrie Alexander adding a basket off a late steal to cut it to 68-63 with just seconds to play.

But Moseley hit another foul shot late, and Drexel ran out of time for its improbable comeback bid.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • Stotler’s hit lifts Post 13 to 5-3 win Stotler’s hit lifts Post 13 to 5-3 win

    Brandon Stotler singled home Brady Hillegas to snap a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning and all nine starters hit safely as Fort Cumberland beat Severna Park 5-3 on a chilly opening night at the Maryland American Legion Baseball State Tournament Tuesday at Memorial Field.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • TOM BOSLEY Bosley returning to Southern sideline

    Tom Bosley is back, again, at Southern Garrett High School.
    And so are a few of his friends.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Casselman beats North Side, 9-1

    Connor Christner fired a two-hitter and Lance Leydig had three hits to lead Casselman Valley to a 9-1 victory in the opening game of the Rec League Championship Series Tuesday evening at Frostburg State University.

    July 30, 2014

  • Lynn Lewis scores ace at Maplehurst

    Lynn Lewis hit a hole-in-one on No. 10 at Maplehurst Country Club playing in the Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament on July 25.

    July 30, 2014

  • Sports Calendar - 07/30/2014

    July 30, 2014

  • NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

    NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rory McIlroy ready to get back to work Rory McIlroy ready to get back to work

    The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colaw, Keller hits in 11th send Potomac Valley past Romney

    Ryan Colaw hit an RBI single in the top of the 11th inning to put Potomac Valley up 9-8 and Garrett Keller’s hit made it 10-8 as Potomac Valley won the championship game of the West Virginia Area American Legion Tournament, 10-8, in 11 innings over Romney Sunday at Petersburg High School.

    July 29, 2014

  • Maryland state tournament begins today at Memorial Field

    The Maryland American Legion Baseball State Tournament returns to Cumberland today with six teams competing for the state title at Memorial Field at the Hammersmith Hot Stove Complex.

    July 29, 2014