Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, December 29, 2011
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Devereaux Peters scored 19 points and No. 3 Notre Dame opened with a 27-0 run, going on to beat Longwood 92-26 on Wednesday.
Skylar Diggins added 11 points and 10 assists, Natalie Novosel also scored 11 points and Fraderica Miller had 10 for the Fighting Irish (12-1), who converted 33 Longwood turnovers into 42 points.
Brittanni Billups scored eight points to lead the Lancers (2-12).
The Irish forced turnovers on eight of Longwood’s first nine possessions and pushed the lead to 27-0 before Mieke Elkington scored Longwood’s first basket on a 15-footer with 11:37 to go in the opening half.
Notre Dame took 87 shots, the sixth-most in team history, and pulled down 58 rebounds. The Irish, who led 45-14 at halftime, opened the second half with an 18-0 burst.
NO. 5 MARYLAND 84, LAFAYETTE 36
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Brene Moseley scored 12 points and the unbeaten Terps rolled past Lafayette in the first round of the Terrapin Classic.
Maryland (12-0) will play No. 19 Delaware — also undefeated at 10-0 — in the final after the Blue Hens beat East Carolina 60-40 in the other first-round game later Wednesday.
Alyssa Thomas scored 11 points, and Tianna Hawkins had her sixth double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds for Maryland. Essence Townsend and Lynette Kizer added 10 points each.
Emily Homan led the Leopards (4-8) with 13 points. Their leading scorer for the season, Danielle Fiacco, made just 1 of 11 shots and finished with two points.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE 70, NO. 6 KENTUCKY 58
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Icelyn Elie scored 23 points and Ebony Rowe added 21 while grabbing 12 rebounds as Middle Tennessee upset Kentucky in the Wildcats’ final game before diving into the Southeastern Conference schedule.
Middle Tennessee (9-5) had chances to pull off big wins already this season only to blow leads against No. 12 Penn State, Arkansas and Georgia Tech. Against the only ranked opponent to visit, the Blue Raiders grabbed the lead midway through the first half and led by as much as 17 three times.
Kortni Jones added 15 points for Middle Tennessee, which overcame 28 turnovers against Kentucky’s “40 minutes of dread” defense with a 39-38 rebounding edge.
Kentucky (11-2) shot a season-low 32.8 percent from the floor and were just 2 of 18 from 3-point range. A’dia Mathies, the Wildcats’ leading scorer averaging 16.1 points per game, scored eight. Bria Goss led Kentucky with 12.
NO. 7 TENNESSEE 90, OLD DOMINION 37
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glory Johnson had 16 points and 11 rebounds as Tennessee cruised to a win over Old Dominion.
Vicki Baugh, who lost her starting job after poor play in a Dec. 20 loss at Stanford, had 11 points and 12 rebounds. Meighan Simmons added 12 points, Ariel Massengale scored 11, Isabelle Harrison had 10 and Alicia Manning grabbed 15 rebounds for the Lady Volunteers (8-3).
The Lady Monarchs shot just 25 percent before the break.
Jackie Cook scored 13 to lead Old Dominion (3-10), which has dropped 16 straight in the longtime series with Tennessee.
NO. 12 MIAMI 89, HOLY CROSS 49
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams scored 18 points to lead Miami to a win over Holy Cross in the first round of the Miami Holiday Classic.
In their first game since a 25-point loss at No. 15 Georgetown Dec. 22, the Hurricanes broke the game open with an 18-2 run midway through the first half. Stefanie Yderstrom’s second of two 3-pointers capped the spurt and gave Miami a 36-17 lead with 3:47 remaining.
During the run, Miami held Holy Cross without a field goal for 8:39 until Brisje Malone’s jumper with 3:13 left in the half.
Yderstrom and Shenise Johnson each finished with 17 points for the Hurricanes (10-2).
Alex Smith scored 11 points to lead the Crusaders (6-6).
NO. 14 LOUISVILLE 70, TENNESSEE MARTIN 57
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shoni Schimmel scored 16 points and Cierra Warren added 14 to lead the Cardinals past Tennessee-Martin.
Louisville (12-2) forced 17 first-half turnovers but took only a 35-30 lead into the break. The Cardinals slowly extended their lead in the second half to 53-40 after two layups by Shawnta’ Dyer and four baskets in the post by Warren.
Tennessee Martin cut the lead to 65-57 with 1:03 remaining, but failed to score in the final minute. Heather Butler led Tennessee Martin (6-6) with 13 points, while Jaclissa Haislip and Perica Glenn each had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
NO. 17 GEORGIA 83, FURMAN 58
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Anne Marie Armstrong scored 19 points and led short-handed Georgia to a win over Furman.
For the second straight game, Georgia (11-2) played without starting point guard Jasmine James, who sprained her right knee Dec. 20 in a win over Montana State.
Jasmine Hassell scored 15 points, Erika Ford 14 and Meredith Mitchell 12 for Georgia.
Janice Roberts led Furman (8-4) with 13 points.
The Lady Dogs raced out to a 17-4 lead in the first five minutes behind Hassell, who had six points during the run. Georgia led 49-31 at the half as Ford had 12 of her points by the break.
Armstrong and Georgia dispelled any thoughts of a comeback, starting the second half strong. Her driving layup with 11:03 to play put the Lady Dogs up 64-39.
NO. 19 DELAWARE 60, EAST CAROLINA 40
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 22 points and Delaware remained undefeated with a win over East Carolina in the first round of the Terrapin Classic.
Delle Donne also had nine rebounds and three blocks, Akeema Richards scored 10 points, and Danielle Parker had eight points and 10 rebounds for Delaware (10-0).
Katie Paschal had eight points and nine rebounds for East Carolina (6-5).
Della Donne, leading the nation with 29.3 points per game, was removed with 5 minutes left and the Blue Hens leading 58-35 — but not before she became only the third player in school history to eclipse 1,600 career points. Della Donne now has 1,616.
NO. 22 TEXAS 89, DELAWARE STATE 35
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ashleigh Fontenette scored 10 of her 14 points in the first half to lead Texas past Delaware State.
Texas (10-2) opened with an 18-4 run that included 12 straight points and won its fifth in a row heading into next Wednesday’s Big 12 opener against Kansas. Chassidy Fussell, Yvonne Anderson and Anne Marie Hartung each added 12 points for the Longhorns.
Tasia Bristow scored nine points and Alexis Thornton added eight for Delaware State (3-11), which has lost 11 of 12.
Texas, ranked third in the country in blocked shots, stuffed Delaware State 11 times.