Fourth-ranked Virginia, led by Daphne Hawkins' 26 points and Donna Holt's 19, remained undefeated with a 90-76 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Duke yesterday in Charlottesville.
The Cavaliers opened with a 13-1 run and led, 43-37, at halftime. Duke cut the lead to 51-49 midway through the second half on the scoring of Chris Moreland, who totaled 12 second-half points and finished with 22.
But Kirsten Anderson, who scored 12 points, and Dawn Bryant, who had 11 and 14 rebounds, led Virginia on an 8-0 run with nine minutes left for a 59-49 lead. The Cavaliers never trailed after that.
The Cavaliers are 16-0, 4-0 in the ACC. Duke is 13-3, 4-2. Seton Hall 79, Georgetown 67
Freshman forward Geraldine St. Ilus scored 26 points -- 20 in the first half -- to lead the Pirates at McDonough Arena. Cheryl Greybush led Seton Hall in rebounding with nine.
The Pirates started the game with a 14-2 run and the Hoyas came no closer than 16-8 at 14:33 left in the first half.
Freshman guard Nikki Arwood, from Annandale High School, scored 14 points to lead the Hoyas.
Georgetown fell to 5-12, 1-6 in the Big East; Seton Hall is 4-12, 1-6. Maryland 83, Cheyney State 59
Sophomore center Carolin Dehn-Duhr scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Terrapins (11-5) over the Wolves (4-12) at Cole Field House. Lisa Brown added 11 points for the Terrapins.
Dehn-Duhr also led Maryland with 14 rebounds. The Terrapins, who took a 45-18 halftime lead, shot 43.2 percent from the field (33 of 76) and 58.1 percent from the free throw line (17 of 29).
Lisa Postell (22 points) paced the Wolves, who shot 48.4 percent from the field (25 of 52).
Roxanne Asbury (17 points) and Deborah Thomas (13) also finished in double figures for Cheyney State. Howard 79, Morgan State 70
Junior guard Vannessa Graham scored 20 points and freshman guard Yolanda Lockamy had a career-high 19 as the Bison (6-7, 2-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) defeated the Bears (3-7, 1-2) at Hill Field House in Baltimore. George Mason 71, Richmond 56
Beverly McLaughlin and Veronica Gilliard scored 16 points each to pace the Patriots (6-9) in Fairfax. Peggy Fitzsimmons led all scorers with 22 points for the Spiders (2-11). Gallaudet 60, Randolph-Macon Woman's College 44 Angela Kuehn scored 23 points, made 11 rebounds and had four steals to lift the Bison (8-4) in Lynchburg, Va. Tricia Moore had 10 for the Wildcats (2-7). Shaw 63, Bowie State 55
Forward Carlisa Staples scored 16 points to lead Shaw over the Bulldogs (2-10) at Bowie State. Stony Brook 83, Marymount 65
In Stony Brook, N.Y., Lisa and Michelle White scored 19 and 21 points, respectively, to drop Marymount to its third straight loss.
The Patriots (7-5) went ahead to stay with 15 minutes left in the first half at 15-14, and never trailed again.
Debbie Clise led Marymount (6-6) with 19 points. Mount St. Mary's 76, Randolph-Macon 50
Center Sandy Storey scored a game-high 21 points and had 14 rebounds as the Mount won at home in Emmitsburg, Md.