Wednesday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Thursday, December 30, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Diandra Tchatchouang scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half, and No. 18 Maryland beat No. 17 St. John’s 66-60 on Wednesday to win the Terrapin Classic.
Junior Lynetta Kizer scored 13 points to go over 1,000 in her career for the Terrapins (12-1), who never trailed in their 11th straight victory.
Eugeneia McPherson scored 25 and Da’Shena Stevens added 15 for St. John’s (12-2), which was playing a ranked team for the first time this year. Maryland ended the Red Storm’s 11-game winning streak.
St. John’s became the first team to outrebound Maryland this season, 37-35.
The Red Storm made just two of their first 16 field goal attempts but never trailed by more than seven in the first half.
A 3-pointer by Anjale Barrett gave Maryland a 56-40 lead but Shenneika Smith made a 3 with 2:07 to pull the Red Storm within seven.
No. 11 Kentucky 81, Middle Tennessee State 72
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Victoria Dunlap scored 13 points in the second half, including nine during a decisive run, to help Kentucky beat Middle Tennessee State.
Keyla Snowden scored 16 points to lead the Wildcats (10-1).
Trailing 64-54 with 7:22 left, Kentucky went on a 19-4 run to take control. The Wildcats forced nine turnovers during the run and got the Blue Raiders to commit 27 in the game.
Freshman Ebony Rowe had 25 points and 11 rebounds — her third straight double-double — to lead the Blue Raiders (9-4).
Dunlap was scoreless in the first half with two fouls, but Kentucky still held a two-point halftime lead. Middle Tennessee State scored the first 11 points of the second half before faltering against Kentucky’s defense.
No. 15 Oklahoma 118, Arkansas Pine-Bluff 52
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Freshman Arryn Ellenberg scored 29 points and Morgan Hook added 21 to help Oklahoma rout Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
Danielle Robinson added 21 points, nine assists and five steals for Oklahoma (10-2), which had 21 steals and 27 assists to go along with its season-high point total.
Ten different players scored for Oklahoma, which led by 27 at halftime and forced 36 turnovers.
Chigoziany Okwumabua scored 15 points and Laquisha Slaton added 11 for Arkansas Pine-Bluff (0-10).
After Arkansas Pine-Bluff took a 4-1 lead, Oklahoma forced 12 turnovers on the next 18 Lady Lions’ possessions and went on a 19-2 run over the next seven minutes.
No. 16 Notre Dame 70, Gonzaga 61
SEATTLE (AP) — Natalie Novosel scored a career-high 27 points to help Notre Dame beat Gonzaga.
Skylar Diggins added 19 for Notre Dame (10-3).
Gonzaga led by two at the half and four midway through the second half before Novosel took over to help the Irish pull away for the victory.
The two teams combined for 44 turnovers and Notre Dame had to sit forward Devereaux Peters for much of the second half with foul trouble, but Novosel helped keep them in the game.
Peters came back in to convert a putback with six minutes remaining to give Notre Dame a 60-57 lead, and Novosel then drew contact while rolling in a layup for a three-point play that put the Fighting Irish up by six with just 5:08 to play.
Kayla Standish scored 16 points to lead the Bulldogs (10-4).
No. 20 Iowa State 85, Florida A&M 60
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kelsey Bolte scored a career-high 28 points and Iowa State used a big run in each half to roll past Florida A&M in the Cyclone Challenge.
Hallie Christofferson added 10 points, while Lauren Mansfield had 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Cyclones (9-2), now 70-1 in December home games under coach Bill Fennelly.
Coming off an eight-day break, Iowa State struggled early and missed eight straight shots after Bolte made her first two. Anna Prins broke the drought with a layup and the Cyclones went on to hit seven straight shots and 13 of 15 during a 31-10 run that produced a 42-15 lead.
Bolte, whose previous best was 26 points against Iowa last season, knocked down three of her seven 3-pointers during the surge and Prins added three baskets inside.
Florida A&M (4-6) drew to 61-45 on Antonia Bennett’s 3 midway through the second half but got no closer. Iowa State answered with a 13-0 run that included six points by Jessica Schroll and five by Bolte to go up by 29.
Tameka McKelton led Florida A&M with 22 points and Bennett scored 20.
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