Dec. 13, 1997
Maryland Defeats Hartford 70-50
COLLEGE PARK, MD-- Led by a well-balanced scoring attack, the University of Maryland capitalized on four double-digit scoring performances to defeat the University of Hartford 70-50 in the second game of the Dial Soap Classic at Cole Field House Saturday afternoon. For the Terrapins, senior Stephanie Cross notched game-highs of 17 points and eight rebounds in the winning effort.
Other strong performances came from junior Kelley Gibson, with a season-high 16 points and seven assists, and senior Kalisa Davis, who added 14 points and seven rerbounds. Sonia Chase scored 16 sixteen points, hitting eight-of-12 from the field.
Senior Eryn Ivnik led Hartford with 19 points, including five three-pointers, and junior Desiree Humbert grabbed 10 rebounds. The Hawks struggled from the free-throw line, missing all five attempts.
In the first game of the Classic, Howard University took advantage of Alisha Hill's 23 points and game-high 18 rebounds to defeat Mississippi Valley State, 78-61. The Lady Bison out-rebounded the Devilettes 66-41, which made up for Howard's 22 turnovers.
The Terps, winners of their last six games, move to 6-2 on the season and take on Howard (2-1) in the championship game tomorrow at 4 p.m. Hartford (1-5) meets Mississippi Valley State (3-3) in the consolation game at 2 p.m.