- The Washington Times - Monday, December 9, 2002

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Buffalo 87, Howard 81
DURHAM, N.C. Howard's Asia Petty scored a game-high 34 points, eclipsing the 1,000-point plateau for her career, but the Bison lost to the Bulls in the consolation game of the Duke Classic at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Hollie Cook scored 16 points to lead Buffalo.
Courtney Kirk had 23 points and Daisha Hicks added 14 for Howard.
The Bulls (3-1) outscored Howard 17-11 over the final 5:13 to secure the win.
"It was a tough loss. It was a hard fought game," Howard coach Cathy Parson said. "We're under a lot of stress. I have two starters out with injury, and another player at home. We're sort of waiting to get back, so we're sort of down, but I felt with all that said, with all the adversity we've faced this weekend, with not having heat in our hotel, with just so many things, I felt we gave it a good effort."
The Bison went on a 13-2 run to take a 62-58 lead with just under 10 minutes to play.
Buffalo reclaimed the lead at 5:23 on a pair of free throws by Erin Lawrenson. After a Hicks layup knotted the contest at 70, Buffalo went 7-of-10 from the free throw line down the stretch to win.
Jacksonville 75, Navy 73
ANNAPOLIS Yolisha Jackson made two free throws with two seconds left to lift the Dolphins over the Mids at Alumni Hall.
The Dolphins (2-3) shot 63 percent from the field, which tied the Navy record for highest field goal percentage by an opponent.
Navy (4-3) shot a respectable 43 percent for the game, but Navy attempted 26 more field goals than the Dolphins. Jacksonville's hot shooting and its 37-23 advantage on the boards offset the 24 turnovers committed by the Dolphins. The Mids committed just five turnovers on the afternoon.
"Our one-on-one defense tonight was lacking," said Navy coach Joe Sanchez. "We allowed them too many easy baskets while we didn't convert our opportunities. Our shots were as good as theirs, but they knocked them down and we didn't."

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