DURHAM, N.C., FEB. 13 -- Two Northern Virginia products, Chris Moreland and Paula Andersen, sparked a second-half surge today that carried Duke past 11th-ranked Maryland, 81-73.
Moreland, the 1987 Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year out of Mount Vernon High School, finished with game highs of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Andersen, a senior forward from W.T. Woodson, scored 11 of her 15 points in the second half and also grabbed eight rebounds and dealt seven assists.
The Terrapins, who never led after sophomore forward Christy Winters scored the first basket, dropped to 17-5, and lost for only the second time in their 11 ACC games. Duke, which opened its season with 12 straight victories, improved to 16-7, 4-6.
The Blue Devils used the platoon system for the majority of the 40-minute action as Leonard used five players off her bench to frequently replace the starters. Duke's edge in depth offset Maryland's advantage in team quickness. The Blue Devils hit 34 of their 63 field goal attempts; Maryland made 28 of its 57 shots.
Georgetown 58, Seton Hall 57:
Erin Breslin's lay-in with 12 seconds left gave the Hoyas (7-16, 3-9 in Big East) a win at McDonough. Beth Knight had a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds for the Hoyas. The Pirates (9-14, 4-8) were led by center Kim Jones' 19 points and seven rebounds.
Temple 66, George Washington 56:
The Owls (8-12, 6-7 in Atlantic 10) got 23 points from guard Karen Healey in a conference win at home. Kas Allen's 20 points and eight rebounds led the Colonials (15-7, 9-4).
Pace 65, Navy 58:
Amy Acker made nine of 11 free throws and finished with 15 points to lead the hosts (17-6) to victory in Pleasantville, N.Y. Jennifer DiMaggio added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Setters. Patty LiPoma led Navy (12-9) in scoring with 17.
Catholic 63, Johns Hopkins 57:
Junior center Connie Hanlon scored all of her eight points in the second half helping the Cardinals (13-6) overcome a 26-24 halftime deficit for victory at Johns Hopkins. Hopkins (8-10) was led by Christi Kantowski's 20 points.
Bowie State 72, Liberty 61:
The Bulldogs (7-13) won at home as Elnita Curtis and Demetress Belk each scored 16 points. The Flames (9-12) were led by Stephanie Cox's 20 points.
Richmond 52, George Mason 50:
Laurie Governor and Ginny Norton each scored 13 points and Pam Bryant added 12 as the Spiders (15-6, 4-3) held on for a Colonial Athletic Association victory at George Mason. Cindy Baruch led George Mason with 14 points. The Patriots fell to 14-7 and 5-4.
Howard 67, Delaware State 43:
The Bison (13-9, 7-2) were led by guard Vannessa Graham's 20 points and five rebounds at Burr Gymnasium. The Hornets (4-17, 1-7) was led by guard Mitzi Copes' 15 points.
American 68, UNC-Wilmington 65:
In the overtime period, Doreen Benes scored three points and Kia Cooper two as the Eagles (10-12, 5-4) earned a league victory over host Wilmington (13-8, 3-6). Beth Shearer led American, scoring 17 points in 23 minutes. Charlene Page led the Seahawks with 15 points.
UDC 80, St. Augustine's 63:
In Raleigh, Malissa Stephenson had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Jackie McKinnon had 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Firebirds (20-2) won their 14th straight game. St. Augustine's (10-11) was led by Lisa Anderson's 18 points.
Marymount 88, Notre Dame 57:
Guard Debbie Clise led Marymount (17-3) to a first-round victory in the Marymount Invitational in Arlington. The Fighting Irish were led by guard Kathy McCarron's 18 points. Anna Koutras had 10 rebounds for the Saints.