Saturday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Sunday, December 12, 2010
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Erica Morrow scored a season-high 27 points, Tasha Harris hit a key late 3-pointer and inbounded to Iasia Hemingway for a big layup in the final minute, and Syracuse upset No. 6 Ohio State 75-66 on Saturday.
Syracuse (8-0) has won 36 straight nonconference home games, and none was bigger than this one. Ohio State (7-1), bidding for its second straight 8-0 start under coach Jim Foster, lost to Syracuse for the first time in 10 meetings.
Jantel Lavender led Ohio State with 26 points and eight rebounds, while Samantha Prahalis had 17 points and eight assists, and Brittany Johnson had 13 points.
No. 9 West Virginia 71, Prairie View 39
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Madina Ali had 20 points and nine rebounds to give the Mountaineers their best start in school history.
Liz Repella added 15 points and Korinne Campbell scored 11 as West Virginia (10-0) surpassed the streak of nine straight wins to start a season in 2004-05. The Mountaineers also extended their school-record home winning streak to 25 games.
Siarra Soliz scored 13 points and Latia Williams had 12 points and nine rebounds for Prairie View (4-4).
No. 11 Georgetown 81, Rider 54
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Adria Crawford scored 19 points and reserve Alexa Roche had all of her 14 points in the second half to help the Hoyas overcome a sluggish start.
Georgetown made only seven of its first 18 field goal attempts, but the Hoyas broke off a 16-1 run in the second half to take control.
Sugar Rodgers, a preseason All-Big East selection, was limited to 11 points on 4 of 14 shooting for Georgetown (8-3).
Ali Heller had 13 points and Sara Homan added eight points and 13 rebounds for Rider (0-8).
No. 14 Kentucky 79, Chattanooga 64
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Victoria Dunlap had 26 points and seven rebounds, and Bernisha Pinkett added 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Wildcats.
Kayla Christopher hit a 3-pointer to give Chattanooga (3-5) its first lead at 42-41. She hit another 3 to put the Lady Mocs up 45-43 with 15:35 remaining, but Dunlap converted a three-point play and the Wildcats (7-1) never trailed again.
Whitney Hood scored 19 points to lead Chattanooga.
No. 18 Notre Dame 91, Creighton 54
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Skylar Diggins scored 18 points, and Becca Bruszewski added 17 points and six rebounds for the Fighting Irish.
Diggins hit a 3-pointer with 8:13 left to put Notre Dame (8-3) up by 30, and Creighton (4-4) never got the lead below that margin for the remainder of the game.
Sam Schuett had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Kelly Woodward and Ally Jensen each scored 11 points for the Blue Jays.
No. 20 St. John’s 73, Rhode Island 49
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Da’Shena Stevens scored 17 points and Shenneika Smith added 15 to lead No. 20 St. John’s to a 73-49 win over Rhode Island on Saturday.
Centhya Hart chipped in with 14 points for the Red Storm (9-1), who held the Rams (5-5) to only eight points over the opening 12 minutes of the second half to take control.
Freshman Kerry Wallack scored a career-high 15 points for Rhode Island, and her 3-pointer with just under nine minutes left in the first half gave the Rams a 20-16 lead.
But St. John’s answered with a 12-4 run and took a 34-30 lead into halftime.
No. 24 DePaul 72, Northern Illinois 52
CHICAGO (AP) — Keisha Hampton scored 11 points to eclipse 1,000 for her career for DePaul.
Hampton, a 6-2 junior forward, broke a 9-9 tie early in the game with a 3-pointer that kicked off a decisive 20-4 run. She became the 25th player in school history to reach 1,000 points when she hit a free throw late in the game.
Sam Quigley had 13 points, Deanna Ortiz had 12 on four 3-pointers, , and Felicia Chester and Katherine Harry each added 10 for DePaul (11-1), which has won eight straight.
Kim Davis scored 18 points for the Huskies (5-4) and Marke Freeman added 11.