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PGCC women dominate Howard, Lady Bulldogs lose, Lady Terrapins slip past Hoosiers

  • Written by  Jeff Seidel, Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr.
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Kyah ProctorBALTIMORE – Prince George's Community College's Imani Yates almost outscored the Howard Community College team by herself.

Yates finished with a career-high 29 points to help Prince George’s Community College to a 77-29 victory over Howard in a Maryland JUCO home game last week.

That was the fourth time this season Yates has scored at least 20 points. It also was a career best for Yates, whose top effort before had been 24 points.

Her last basket came on a halfcourt shot as time was running out in the fourth quarter – and that was not just a night of shooting for Yates, either.

Yates also completed her double-double with 10 rebounds and added six steals, two assists and one block.

In addition, Gina Seifert came up with another strong effort. She finished with 24 points, 19 rebounds, five assists, four steals and four blocks in the victory.

That was the ninth time this season Seifert scored at least 20 points. It was also her 12th double-double this season and the 22nd in her career.

Myanna Strong added 15 points while Gia Thomas finished in double-figures in rebounds with 13 boards.

The game was never close. PGCC took an early 19-1 lead after the first quarter and stretched it to 31-3 at halftime. Howard did score 26 in the second half to make it a bit closer, but the Owls already were in command.

The Bowie State University Lady Bulldogs have played good basketball this season, but they could not match the nationally-ranked Virginia Union University last week.

Ty-Nita Baker scored 21 points, but that was not enough as No. 7 Virginia Union posted a 74-56 victory over Bowie State in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Northern Division game in Richmond.

Baker made seven of 14 shots from the field to finish with her season high. Kyah Proctor added 10 points.

Virginia Union slowly worked its way to a 39-33 halftime lead, thanks in part to a late 11-0 run. The Panthers pushed the lead to 10 heading into the fourth quarter, and that left them in command.

Virginia Union improved to 17-1 overall, 8-0 in the CIAA and 2-0 in the division. Bowie State fell to 12-5 overall, 5-3 in the CIAA and 0-2 in North games.

No. 14 Maryland bounced back after trailing by seven early in the fourth quarter and beat Indiana 74-70 in a Big Ten game last week in College Park.

The Hoosiers took their biggest lead of the game (seven) early in that final quarter. Junior Eleanna Christinaki got all nine of her points in that quarter, including two on a jumper that gave the Terps a 71-70 lead.

“I loved her response; she was demanding the ball in crunch time,” University of Maryland Head Coach Brenda Frese said after the game. “It speaks volumes how she keeps getting more comfortable, and confident. She was fearless and she was confident.”

Maryland blanked Indiana for the game’s final 2:25 minutes of play. The Terrapins ended up outscoring the Hoosiers 22-14 in that last quarter.

Kaila Charles led the Terps with 16 points while Kristen Confroy (15), and Stephanie Jones (13) and Channise Lewis also ended up in double figures.

 

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