Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Friday, December 2, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Haley Peters scored 14 points to help No. 7 Duke beat No. 13 Purdue 64-53 on Thursday night.
Chloe Wells added 13 points and Chelsea Gray had 11 for the Blue Devils (5-1), who finished with a 50-32 rebound margin. Duke won for the 50th time in 51 home games, extending its school-record winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to 27 games.
Courtney Moses scored 17 points to lead Purdue (6-1), which fell to 0-5 all time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Brittany Rayburn added 16 points for the Boilermakers.
Purdue took a 40-39 lead on a 3-pointer by Antionette Howard with 12 minutes remaining, but Duke answered with a 13-2 run.
The Blue Devils scored inside on six consecutive possessions during the spurt and never led by fewer than six points the rest of the way.
NO. 9 MIAMI 76, MICHIGAN STATE 60
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Morgan Stroman scored 20 points in a near-perfect shooting night to lead Miami past Michigan State.
Stroman had 13 points at the break, hitting all four of her shots from the field and all five at the line for the much quicker Hurricanes (6-1). She finished 7 for 7 and 6 for 7, respectively. Shenise Johnson added 13 points and Stefanie Yderstrom had 11 in Miami’s second-closest game this season.
Porsche Poole had 17 points for the foul-plagued Spartans (5-3), who played without starters Lykendra Johnson and Taylor Alton for most of the first half Michigan State trailed 38-26 at halftime.
Courtney Schiffauer and Jasmine Hines each had nine points for Michigan State, while Becca Mills grabbed nine rebounds, all in the first 20 minutes.
NO. 24 DELAWARE 81, PRINCETON 70
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 32 points to help Delaware win its first-ever game as a ranked team.
Delle Donne is a huge reason why the Blue Hens (5-0) are unbeaten and in the Top 25. She’s leading the nation in scoring averaging 30 points.
Behind their 6-foot-5 star, Delaware scored the game’s first 14 points as the Tigers missed their first eight shots and had three turnovers. She had four points during the spurt, including the game’s first basket on a nifty spin move.
Princeton (6-1) was finally able to score 5 minutes in and closed within 21-15, but the Blue Hens put the game away with a 19-4 run.