Dec. 6, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - American picked up a win at home, while Holy Cross and Lafayette fell on the road in Wednesday action.
Three players reached double figures, led by Alexis Dobbs' team-high 16 points, as American (3-4) won its second straight at home with a 70-54 triumph over Coppin State. Jen Dumiak pitched in 13 points and T'Asia McGeorge added 12 for the Eagles, which bounced back from Saturday's loss at Loyola Maryland. American held a 35-26 lead at halftime after shooting 43.3 percent in the first half, and the Eagles were remarkably consistent as they finished the game at 43.5 percent. Dumiak's jumper with 11:03 left put the Eagles up by 16, and they rolled from there. Michelle Holmes and Sarah Kiely both hauled in seven rebounds from the bench.
Alex Smith scored a team-high 16 points as Holy Cross (4-4) fell 70-48 at Northeastern Wednesday. The Crusaders shot 33.3 percent (9 of 27) in the first half and trailed 30-20 at the break. The Huskies eventually built their lead to 45-27 six and a half minutes into the second half and scored 24 of the game's last 40 points. Raquel Scott scored nine points with six rebounds for the Crusaders, who shot 5 of 24 (20.8 percent) from downtown. Smith accounted for four of those made 3s.
Danielle Fiacco posted her fifth double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds, but Lafayette (3-6) lost 69-43 at Saint Joseph's Wednesday in Philadelphia. The Leopards were behind 17-6 midway through the first half and climbed within eight at 30-22 at the break following Kelly Loughney's bucket with 12 seconds on the clock. Saint Joseph's scored the first 11 points of the second half as part of a 21-2 run to move in front 51-24 with 11:47 remaining. Emily Homan scored eight points with three rebounds, and Loughney added six off the bench. Thursday's action has Lehigh hosting Fairfield at 7 p.m.
at American 70, Coppin State 54
at Northeastern 70, Holy Cross 48
at Saint Joseph's 69, Lafayette 43