Star forward Vicky Bullett and sophomore center Christy Winters combined for 58 points to lead 13th-ranked Maryland past a determined Penn State, 97-94, last night at Cole Field House.
Maryland (20-5), ending its home season 12-0, attained a 20th victory for the first time since the 1982-83 season, raising its overall record to 20-5. Penn State is 15-10.
Bullett scored 24 points in the first half, finishing with a game- high 32, plus 10 rebounds, and Winters put in 26.
Trailing, 85-78, with 4:48 remaining, the Nittany Lions started pressing, forcing a couple turnovers to pull to 85-82. With 1:18 to go Suzie McConnell (28 points, four of 11 from three-point range) stole an inbound pass and scored a layup to draw the Lions within 91-89. But Deanna Tate (14 points) hit four free throws in the closing minute to seal the victory.
Lisa Brown scored 19 points and Edna Campbell cleared a game-high 11 rebounds for Maryland.
G. Mason 59, American 51
: Center Beverly McLaughlin led the Patriots (17-8, 7-5) with 15 points and nine rebounds in a CAA victory at Bender Arena. Janine Lorimer had 25 points for AU (11-14, 6-6).
Villanova 51, Georgetown 44:
At McDonough Arena, Lisa Angelotti scored 20 points to lead the Wildcats (20-6, 11-4 Big East). Georgetown (7-19, 3-12) was led by Jill Cook's 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Hoyas' Beth Knight, the conference's top scorer (19.6) failed to hit double figures the first time this season. She got six points.
Catholic 71, M. Washington 56:
Susie Steffes scored 16 points and Connie Hanlon had 13 points and 16 rebounds to help make the 15-8 Cardinals' season finale in Fredericksburg, Va., a success.
UDC 84, Longwood 61:
The Firebirds closed with their best record ever, 24-2, with the victory over the Lancers (14-12) at the Physical Activities Center. Malissa Stephenson (21 points, 16 rebounds), Jackie McKinnon (16 points) and senior guard Nikki Williams (15 points) led District of Columbia.