- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 10, 2008

From combined dispatches

American 62, Lehigh 49

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Eagles (11-12, 5-3 Patriot) withstood a second-half rally to beat the Mountain Hawks (13-10, 5-3) yesterday to avenge an 18-point loss last month at Bender Arena.

American opened the game with a 16-5 run led by eight consecutive points from Liz Leer. Talicia Jackson and Michelle Kirk then hit back-to-back 3-pointers to extend the Eagles’ lead to 22-5 with 9:23 to play in the half.

Lehigh came out shooting to trim its 13-point halftime deficit, making four straight shots to cut the lead to 33-25. The Mountain Hawks got as close as 35-32 with 13:26 to go. AU answered, led by freshmen Leer and Kirk, who combined for 10 points over the next four minutes to help reclaim a 13 point lead at 50-37 with 7:42 remaining.

Leer finished with a team-high 16 points and added seven rebounds and a career-high five blocks. Kirk scored 11 points and Maggie Smith-Davidson tallied a game-high 11 rebounds.

Smith scored a game-high 17 points for Lehigh and added nine rebounds, four blocks and four steals.

Bucknell 65, Navy 50

LEWISBURG, Pa. - In her second career start, Joyce Novacek recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds and Lauren Schober led five Bucknell players in double figures with 17 points as the Bison (10-12, 5-3 Patriot) defeated the Midshipmen (5-18, 1-7).

Cassie Consedine led Navy with 14 points and six rebounds, while Kalen Kropa added a career-high 13 points and a season-high eight assists.

UMES 105, Howard 87

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - The Hawks (14-8, 7-2 MEAC) extended their school-record winning streak to seven, getting 24 points from Tiffany Reid to beat the Bison (2-19, 2-7).

Zykia Brown and Shannon Carlisle came off the bench to score 19 points each for Howard, which gave up more than 90 points for the sixth straight game.

Juniata 61, Catholic 52

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Jen Hnatuck logged her seventh double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Eagles (13-8, 6-4 Landmark) to a victory over the Cardinals (8-13, 3-7).

Ali Meckey finished with a game-high 13 points behind 3-for-6 shooting from 3-point range, while Kelly Ashcraft added 12 points. McDowell dished out four assists for the Eagles.

Brianna Peterson led Catholic with 13 points and Kerri Confrey chipped in with 10.

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