George Washington secured the highest victory total in the 16-year history of its women's basketball program yesterday with a 58-54 Atlantic 10 triumph over Duquesne at A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh.
Kristen McArdle scored 11 of her team-high 13 points in the second half for the Colonial Women (19-4, 12-2). They won 18 games in 1979-80 and in 1987-88. Duquesne fell to 7-16, 3-12.
Darcie Vincent led Duquesne (7-16, 3-12) with 19 points.
Virginia 89, Clemson 62: Tonya Cardoza scored 21 points and the top-ranked Cavaliers (24-1, 12-0) crushed the No. 23 Tigers (17-8, 7-5) in Charlottesville, locking up the ACC regular season title with their 13th straight win.
"The way we came out was just unreal," Coach Debbie Ryan said of the Cavaliers' 12-0 start. " . . . These kids stay up late and watch UNLV games. I think they want to be that good defensively."
North Carolina 64, Maryland 61: The Tar Heels pulled the upset in Chapel Hill, N.C., scoring their first ACC win. Kim Oden scored 18 for North Carolina (11-13, 1-10), 16 in the second half. Ana Marjanovic led the Terrapins (15-10, 8-4) with 16.
St. John's 95, Georgetown 89: Cozette Ballentine scored 40 points to lead the Express (15-10, 9-5 Big East) in overtime at McDonough Arena. The Hoyas (11-12, 4-9) lost their second straight despite 35 points from Kris Witfill. Junior forward Karen Sheehan (three blocks) broke an 11-year-old Hoyas record for blocks in a season with 37.
George Mason 76, Delaware 64: Earlisha Dill scored 14 points to lead the Patriots (14-9) in Fairfax. Jennifer Riley's 15 points and 10 rebounds led Delaware (13-10).
James Madison 76, American 52:
Vicki Harris had 20 points and eight rebounds to pace the Dukes (21-2, 9-0 CAA) at home. Felicia Young led the Lady Eagles with 15 points.
N. Carolina A&T 79, Howard 64:
Helena Creamer had 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Aggies (17-7, 7-4 MEAC) won at Burr Gymnasium. Felicia Oliver led the Bison (8-16, 5-7) with 22 points.
Mary Washington 81, Ferrum 69:
Robin Peck scored nine points to surpass the 1,000 for her career in leading the Eagles (8-15) in Fredericksburg. She now has 1,002. Sarah Quisenberry led the Panthers with 15 points.
Catholic 100, St. Mary's 36:
Tawanna King scored a school-record 37 points to lead the Cardinals (9-16, 7-3 Capital Athletic Conference) past the Seahawks (1-19, 0-10) at Catholic's DuFour Center.
Alvernia (Pa.) 83, Columbia Union 74:
Dawn Ermert scored 29 for host Alvernia (21-7).