- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 10, 2009

From combined dispatches

No. 11 Maryland 85, Boston College 81: Kristi Toliver finished with 19 points and seven assists and hit a 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down in the final minute to lead the Terrapins to a victory against the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Monday night.

Marissa Coleman added 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists as Maryland (19-4, 7-2 ACC) won its third straight game.

Corey Rusin scored 21, Carolyn Swords added 19 and Jaclyn Thoman had 13 points and 10 assists for Boston College (17-7, 5-4). The Eagles, who hadn’t lost consecutive games all season, have dropped three in a row - all to ranked teams.

Boston College trailed 76-73 with just under three minutes left when Mickel Picco pulled up for a foul line jumper that could have made it a one-point game. The shot hit the rim, Dee Liles grabbed the rebound and at the other end took a feed under the basket for a layup that made it 78-73.

Rusin’s free throws cut it to two points with 1:11 left before Maryland worked the clock and then almost lost the ball. The loose ball rolled toward the top of the key, where Toliver grabbed it and put up a 3-pointer.

BC led 34-29 on Picco’s 3-pointer with 6:05 left in the first half before Maryland scored the next 11 points. Toliver hit a 3-pointer, then Lynetta Kizer scored on a layup to tie it, drawing a foul and converting the three-point play.

Toliver hit a jumper, then added another 3-pointer to give Maryland a 40-34 lead with 3:17 to play in the half. The Terps made it eight points before Rusin’s 3-pointer made it 46-41 at the break.

No. 8 North Carolina 75, No. 4 Duke 60: Rashanda McCants scored 19 of her 22 points in the second half to help the Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jessica Breland added 14 points and a career-high 23 rebounds for the Tar Heels (21-3, 6-2 ACC), who rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to win their fourth straight in the series. North Carolina shot 64 percent after halftime and pushed ahead for good midway through the second half.

The Tar Heels had a 54-38 rebounding advantage against the Blue Devils (19-3, 7-2), who shot just 30 percent. North Carolina has won nine of the past 11 meetings after losing 12 straight in the series from 2000 to 2004.

Chante Black scored 13 points to lead Duke.

No. 23 South Dakota State 64, IUPUI 48: Maria Boever scored 19 points, and Jennifer Warkenthien added 18 to help the Jackrabbits beat the Jaguars in Indianapolis for their ninth straight win.

Kristin Rotert added 10 points for the Jackrabbits (23-2, 12-1 Summit). Julia Whitted scored 14 points, and Janna Eichelberger added 11 for IUPUI (12-12, 7-6).

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