Monday's Top 25 Women's College Basketball Capsules
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 23 of her 26 points after halftime for top-ranked Baylor, including three consecutive baskets late to put the Lady Bears ahead for good as they survived another close call against No. 5 Texas A&M with a 67-58 victory Monday night.
The Lady Bears (24-1, 11-0 Big 12) have won 21 consecutive games. Only two of their victories this season have been by less than 11 points, and both have come in the past 16 days against the Aggies (21-3, 9-2).
Baylor, which trailed most of the game, finally went ahead to stay when Kimetria Hayden grabbed an A&M miss and got the ball to Griner for a layup and a 57-56 lead with 3 minutes left. After Big 12 scoring leader Danielle Adams missed for A&M, Griner scored again.
Texas A&M, which lost 63-60 at home to Baylor on Jan. 30, then had a turnover before Griner scored inside.
No. 2 Connecticut 86, No. 14 Oklahoma 45
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Maya Moore scored 27 points to become the Big East’s career scoring leader in Connecticut’s rout of Oklahoma.
Moore passed Angel McCoughtry, who scored 2,779 points for Louisville from 2006-09. Moore needed 11 points coming into the game and broke the mark on a one-handed scoop shot with her right hand with 7:52 left in the first half.
UConn (25-1) won its 14th straight game overall and 76th straight at home.
Stefanie Dolson had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies, who won their 14th straight game and 76th consecutive at home. Tiffany Hayes added 13 points and seven rebounds while Bria Hartley had 11 points.
Danielle Robinson led Oklahoma (18-7) with 14 points and Nicole Griffin added 10.
Moore scored 18 of her points in the first half, helping Connecticut build a 46-18 lead at halftime.
No. 24 Marist 72, Canisius 60
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Erica Allenspach scored 17 points and Corielle Yarde added 12 to help Marist win its 19th straight game with a victory over Canisius.
Leading 29-27 late in the first half, the Red Foxes (23-2, 14-0 MAAC) went on a 12-0 run spanning the half to take control. Yarde started the spurt with two free throws and a jumper. Kelsey Beynnon’s layup just before the half made it 35-27.
Kate Oliver capped the spurt with consecutive baskets to make it 41-27 early in the second half.
Canisius (8-17, 4-10) could only get within eight the rest of the game.
Courtney VandeBovenkamp led the Golden Griffins with 14 points while Micayla Drysdale added 13 and Jamie Ruttle had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
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