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Women's college basketball: Maryland extends win streak to six

ATLANTA - Marissa Coleman scored 23 points and Lynetta Kizer had a career-high 22 points with 10 rebounds to help No. 9 Maryland win its sixth straight game in an 87-79 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

Coleman finished with eight rebounds, seven assists and made all 11 of her free throws for the Terrapins (22-4, 9-2 ACC), who have won nine of 10.

Georgia Tech (18-8, 5-6) has dropped two straight after winning four of five. The Yellow Jackets were coming off a 23-point loss Sunday at North Carolina.

With Maryland leading 82-67, Kristi Toliver left the game with apparent pain in her abdomen, but the ACC's third-leading scorer returned for the final 2:45 after Georgia Tech closed the score to 84-71. She finished with 11 points, 6.6 under her average, after going just 1-for-7 on 3-point attempts.

Coleman, who played with Toliver on Maryland's 2006 national championship team, needs 24 points to become the seventh ACC player with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career.

Georgia Tech, which had won four of its past five in Atlanta against the Terrapins, dropped to 12-2 at home this season. Alex Montgomery had 19 points to lead the Jackets.

LSU 57, Georgia 46

ATHENS - Allison Hightower scored 16 points and LSU defeated Georgia 57-46 on Thursday night.

LaSondra Barrett added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Tigers (14-9, 7-4 SEC).

LSU, which took a 10-2 lead with 14:30 left in the first half, stretched its advantage to 21-12 on a pair of free throws by Barrett with 8:57 left until halftime.

The Lady Bulldogs (15-11, 5-6) trimmed the deficit to two points twice, but trailed 32-25 at halftime.

Georgia closed the gap to 42-39 with 7:55 left in the game, but the Lady Tigers went on a 10-0 run for a 52-39 lead with 3:33 remaining capped by two free throws by Kristen Morris.

Angel Robinson had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Georgia, which lost its fourth straight game. The four-game losing streak is the longest single-season streak in coach Andy Landers' 30 years at Georgia.