Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, December 8, 2011
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 19 points and Skylar Diggins had 17 points, leading No. 3 Notre Dame to an easy 95-42 win over Marquette on Wednesday night.
The Irish (8-1, 1-0 Big East) scored 51 points in the first half for the third time this season as they won their fifth straight game.
Natalie Novosel and Brittany Mallory 11 scored 11 points for Notre Dame. Devereaux Peters had 10 rebounds and nine points.
Sarina Simmons led Marquette (5-5, 0-1) with 14 points.
No. 16 TEXAS TECH 88, TEXAS-ARLINGTON 48
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Casey Morris scored 22 of her career-best 24 points in the first half and No. 16 Texas Tech cruised to a victory over Texas-Arlington.
Morris scored the first eight points for Texas Tech and hit three 3-pointers as the Lady Raiders (8-0) jumped out to a 20-1 lead. She finished with six 3s.
Malaika Green had nine points to lead the Mavericks (1-5).
No. 18 NORTH CAROLINA 95, LIPSCOMB 53
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Chay Shegog had a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds, leading No. 18 North Carolina over Lipscomb.
It was the senior center’s third double-double of the season and the 16th of her career.
The Tar Heels (6-1), who hadn’t played since their 103-84 loss at then-No. 16 Penn State last Wednesday, got a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds from Krista Gross for her first double-double of the season.
Hannah Phillips led Lipscomb (2-9) with 12 points while Anna Bowers added 11.
No. 19 GEORGETOWN 82, PITTSBURGH 54
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sugar Rodgers scored 28 points to lead No. 19 Georgetown over Pittsburgh in the Big East opener for both teams.
The Hoyas (8-2, 1-0) used aggressive defense to run away from the Panthers (4-5, 0-1) early. Pitt shot just 6 of 34 in the first half and 26.7 percent for the game.
Taylor Brown and Tia Magee each added 12 points for the Hoyas, with Magee pulling down seven rebounds.
Asia Logan led Pitt with 15 points, while Brianna Kiesel had 11 and Burdgess scored 10.
No. 22 DEPAUL 69, ST. JOHN’S 52
CHICAGO (AP) — Keisha Hampton scored 21 points, while Anna Martin and Jasmine Penny added 13 apiece to lead No. 22 DePaul to its fifth straight win.
The Red Storm (5-4, 0-1 Big East) crept to 50-44 with 9:16 to play but never got closer as Hampton scored seven points in a 19-8 Blue Demons surge.
DePaul (7-1, 1-0) committed a season-high 20 turnovers and was outrebounded 43-40, but St. John’s couldn’t take advantage, shooting just 18 for 67 (26.9 percent) from the field.
Eugeneia McPherson led the Red Storm with 18 points, Nadirah McKenith had 13 and Amber Thompson added 10 points and 16 rebounds.
Katherine Harry had four points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Demons.
No. 23 VANDERBILT 99, UT-MARTIN 84
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Jasmine Lister scored 30 points, Christina Foggie added 20 and No. 23 Vanderbilt remained unbeaten with a win over Tennessee-Martin.
Lister made her first seven shots, six of them 3-pointers. Vandy (10-0) shot 60 percent for the game and 70.6 percent from 3-point range.
Jasmine Newsome led UTM (4-4) with 28 points and Rickiesha Bryant had 18.
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