Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Saturday, December 3, 2011
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Devereaux Peters scored 16 points and Natalie Novosel added 14 to lead third-ranked Notre Dame to a 69-38 win over Penn on Friday night.
Kayla McBride chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds for Notre Dame (6-1), which jumped out to a 14-3 lead and pressured the Quakers into 23 turnovers, including 15 on steals.
Kara Bonenberger had nine points and seven rebounds to lead Penn (4-2). Leading scorer Alyssa Baron, who came in averaging better than 20 points, was held to seven.
Notre Dame outrebounded Penn 49-34.
Peters scored eight points and Novosel had the other six during Notre Dame’s opening 14-3 run, while the Quakers made only one of their first ten shots. The Irish broke off a 14-0 run later in the first half for a 32-7 lead with 6:32 to go before halftime.
Notre Dame opened the second half on a 16-8 run to put the game out of reach.
NO. 11 RUTGERS 63, FLORIDA 49
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Erica Wheeler scored 15 points, and April Sykes and Monique Oliver added 12 points each to help Rutgers remain unbeaten.
Betnijah Laney chipped in 10 points for the Scarlet Knights, who are off to their first 8-0 start since 2005.
Jordan Jones scored 20 points to lead turnover-plagued Florida (6-2), which hit only 2 of its first 11 shots to open the second half and committed 22 miscues that Rutgers turned into 22 points. Deana Allen added 11 points for the Gators, who snapped a six-game win streak.
NO. 23 WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 66, MARQUETTE 50
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Adrian Ritchie scored 15 points, and Julie Wojta had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Lydia Bauer scored 12 points and grabbed 10 boards for the Phoenix (6-0), who avenged a three-point loss to the Marquette last year — Green Bay’s only loss in the regular season.
Green Bay led 29-28 at halftime thanks to 15 Marquette turnovers.
Katherine Plouffe scored 15 points to lead the Golden Eagles (4-4), who made just two field goals over the final 9 minutes of the game.
NO. 25 VANDERBILT 77, DENVER 56
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christina Foggie scored 18 of her 23 points in the first half to lead Vanderbilt.
Foggie eclipsed 20 points for the third straight game, knocking down six 3-pointers for the Commodores (8-0). Elan Brown had 13 points and Kady Schrann and Jasmine Lister each added 10.
Denver’s sloppiness accounted for a 28-point halftime deficit. The Pioneers committed a season-high 23 turnovers, with Vanderbilt scoring 33 points off the miscues.
Katelyn Murdoch led Denver (5-2) with 12 points on 2-of-11 shooting and Morgan Shell had 10.