Sunday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Monday, November 14, 2011
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey earned her 300th career win when Brittney Griner scored 19 points to lead the top-ranked Bears to a 91-31 victory over Chattanooga in the second round of the preseason WNIT on Sunday.
Brooklyn Pope added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor (2-0), while Odyssey Sims scored 18 points and Destiny Williams had 14.
Kylie Lambert and Taylor Hall scored 10 points each for Chattanooga (1-1), in the lowest scoring game in the program's 37-year history.
Baylor held Chattanooga scoreless for more than 11 minutes at the end of the first period and the beginning of the second half. During that stretch, Sims scored 13 and Williams had 10 points as Baylor extended a 48-12 halftime lead into a 57-12 advantage with 16:45 left in the game.
NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 99, INDIANA STATE 34
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 16 points and the Irish had six players in double figures in a dominating performance in the Preseason WNIT.
Skylar Diggins, Devereaux Peters and Markisha Wright had 14 points apiece for the Irish (2-0).
Anna Munn scored 13 but Indiana State (1-1) committed 36 turnovers.
NO. 3 TENNESSEE 89, PEPPERDINE 57
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glory Johnson had 17 points and 13 rebounds and the Lady Vols held off Pepperdine in coach Pat Summitt's first regular-season game since announcing she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia.
Shekinna Stricklen and Simmons had 13 points apiece for Tennessee, while Taber Spani contributed 11 points and Briana Bass had 10.
Jazmine Jackson scored 17 points for the defensively tough Waves, who never led but kept within two baskets until an 8-0 run capped by Meighan Simmons' jumper with 10:32 in the first half gave Tennessee a 20-9 lead.
NO. 4 CONNECTICUT 77, HOLY CROSS 37
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Bria Hartley scored 17 points, Tiffany Hayes had 16 and the Huskies cruised in their season opener.
Stephanie Dolson added 12 points and seven rebounds for Connecticut (1-0), which extended its home winning streak to an NCAA-record 84 games.
Brisje Malone, Alex Smith and Amy Lemply each had eight points for Holy Cross (0-2), which lost its second consecutive game in Connecticut after dropping its season opener Friday at Yale, 76-71.
NO. 5 STANFORD 76, GONZAGA 61
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 33 points and 18 rebounds in helping the Cardinal extend their home winning streak to 64 games over five seasons.
Chiney Ogwumike added 19 points for the Cardinal (2-0) and Toni Kokenis had 14.
Haiden Palmer scored 13 points for the Bulldogs (1-1), who led the nation in points last year while reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. Taelor Karr and Kelly Bowen each added 10 points.
NO. 9 LOUISVILLE 73, MISSOURI STATE 64
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Cierra Warren scored 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting to help the Cardinals beat Missouri State in the opener for both teams.
The Cardinals went on a 16-7 run late in the second half to put the game away after taking their first lead with about 10 minutes left on a basket by Warren that made it 52-51.
Casey Garrison had 15 points and 14 rebounds for Missouri State. Jaleshia Roberson scored 11 and Hannah Wilkerson and Christiana Shorter both scored 10.
Sara Hammond scored 13 points and 13 rebounds for Louisville.
NO. 11 MARYLAND 72, NO. 10 GEORGETOWN 53
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Alyssa Thomas had 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Maryland gained a slice of revenge for a loss in last season's NCAA tournament.
Tianna Hawkins contributed 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Terrapins (2-0), who never trailed. Maryland turned a 34-26 halftime lead into a 16-point cushion with 12 minutes left and coasted to the finish.
The Terrapins lost to Georgetown twice last year, including 79-57 at home in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Hoyas guard Sugar Rodgers scored 34 points in that one, but she had only four on 1-for-12 shooting Sunday before fouling out with 20.4 seconds left.
Tia Magee led Georgetown (1-1) with 17 points and Rubylee Wright had 13.
NO. 12 PENN STATE 65, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 49
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Zhaque Gray scored 15 points, Maggie Lucas added 14 and Penn State won the Lady Lion Classic.
The Lady Lions (2-0) got off to a slow start and trailed 12-2 early on. They claimed their first lead with 8:50 remaining when Lucas hit a 3-pointer to cap a 12-2 Penn State run that made it 46-45.
Reserve Ariel Edwards chipped in 10 points for the Lady Lions, who were just 5 of 21 from 3-point range.
Icelyn Ellie and Kortni Jones each scored 13 points for the Blue Raiders (1-1).
ARKANSAS 55, NO. 14 FLORIDA STATE 52
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Junior center Sarah Watkins hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to lift the Razorbacks to victory in the Women's Basketball Invitational Tipoff.
Watkins led Arkansas (2-1) with 15 points and nine rebounds. C'eira Ricketts had 13 points and Lindsay Harris added 10.
Chasity Clayton scored 15 points for FSU (2-1) and Cierra Bravard added 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor.
The Seminoles had a possession after Watkins' 3-pointer. Tay'ler Mingo had a shot knocked away. FSU retained possession, but Mingo's inbound pass was picked off by Calli Berna as time expired.
NO. 15 OKLAHOMA 117, SACRAMENTO ST. 55
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Aaryn Ellenberg scored 28 points, Whitney Hand added 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Sooners fell two baskets shy of setting a school record for scoring in a game.
Ellenberg and Hand combined to hit nine of 11 3-pointers for Oklahoma, which reached 121 points twice previously.
Oklahoma scored the first seven points and had a 27-point lead by midway through the first half of its season opener.
Alle Moreno scored 16 points and Sadie Clements had 15 for Sacramento State (0-2).
NO. 16 RUTGERS 73, CALIFORNIA 70
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Freshman Betnijah Laney and Monique Oliver each scored 18 points and the Scarlet Knights held to spoil the debut of new Golden Bears coach Lindsay Gottlieb in the season opener for both teams.
Erica Wheeler added 11 of her 14 points during a decisive spurt to start the second half for Rutgers.
Trailing by three at the break, Rutgers scored 19 of the first 21 points in the second half to take a 50-36 lead, but the Golden Bears battled back. Cal was down nine with 3:59 left and had a chance to tie it with 2 seconds to go when freshman Brittany Boyd missed from 3-point range.
Afure Jemerigbe scored 14 points, Boyd added 12 points, and Gennifer Brandon had 12 points and 15 rebounds for Cal.
NO. 17 PURDUE 75, IUPUI 45
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — K.K. Houser had 18 points and six steals to lead the Boilermakers in to victory in both teams' season opener.
Houser sparked a 15-2 run in the first half, scoring eight of her 10 first-half points during the surge.
Brittany Rayburn had 14 points and five rebounds, and Sam Ostarello had eight points and five rebounds for Purdue, which has won 10 straight season openers.
Nevena Markovic scored 14 points and Clara Mitchell added 10 for the Jaguars.
NO. 20 NORTH CAROLINA 91, SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE 34
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Brittany Rountree scored 15 points and Laura Broomfield had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Tar Heels.
North Carolina (2-0) was playing for the second straight day, having drubbed visiting Gardner-Webb 109-44 in its season opener.
She'la White added 13 points for UNC, while sophomore guard Latifah Coleman chipped in a career-high 11.
Tee'Ara Copney led Upstate with 16 points.