Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Dec. 6, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a season-high 25 points and No. 2 Connecticut pulled away in the second half to beat No. 10 Penn State 67-52 on Thursday night.
Brianna Banks added 10 points for the Huskies (8-0), who won their fourth game this season against a ranked opponent and their second this week against a top 10 team. The Huskies beat No. 9 Maryland 63-48 on Monday.
Maggie Lucas scored 15 points and Ariel Edwards added 10 for Penn State (6-2), which trailed by just six points at halftime and by three early in the second half.
Mosqueda-Lewis started the game despite a left thigh bruise that kept her out of more than half of the win over Maryland. She hit four of her seven shots from 3-point range and added five rebounds.
NO. 4 DUKE 85, GEORGIA TECH 52
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Williams had a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead Duke over Georgia Tech in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
Chelsea Gray scored eight of her 13 points during a game-breaking stretch and Haley Peters added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (7-0, 1-0).
They never trailed and claimed their 35th straight victory over the Yellow Jackets (3-5, 0-1), shooting 46.7 percent and forcing 22 turnovers.
Tyaunna Marshall had 23 points on 10-of-18 shooting for Georgia Tech, but her teammates were a combined 12 of 59. Dawn Maye, who entered averaging 15.4 points, finished with eight.
NO. 9 MARYLAND 79, VIRGINIA 55
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Tianna Hawkins had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Alyssa Thomas contributed 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Maryland opened defense of its ACC title with a win over Virginia.
Coming off a 15-point loss to UConn, the Terrapins (5-2, 1-0) led by 16 at halftime and quickly expanded the margin to 25 before coasting to the finish. Maryland limited the Cavaliers to 25 percent shooting and finished with a 50-39 rebounding advantage.
The Terrapins have won 13 of the last 16 games between the teams.
Ataira Franklin led Virginia (5-3, 0-1) with 15 points.
NO. 15 PURDUE 69, IPFW 54
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Courtney Moses scored 19 points and Drey Mingo had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Purdue over IPFW.
KK Houser had 10 points and six assists, and reserve Taylor Manuel scored 12 points, shooting 5 of 6 from the field.
Purdue was up 31-24 at halftime and led the entire game. The Boilermakers (8-1) shot 52 percent and led by as many as 25 in the second half.
Amanda Hyde Hyde had 26 points, five rebounds, five steals and five assists for the Mastodons (3-5).
NO. 13 OKLAHOMA 71, NORTH TEXAS 68
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Nicole Griffin had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Oklahoma to a hard-fought win over North Texas.
Griffin scored only three points in the first half but set the tone after the break, going 9 for 10 from the free throw line — eight of which she made in the second half.
Oklahoma (8-1) cashed in from the stripe in the second half, hitting 27 of 35 to finish 30 for 40 overall. North Texas (2-6, 1-0 Sun Belt) was 9 of 13 from the line in the entire game.
Joanna McFarland added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Sooners.
Freshman Alexis Hyder scored 16 points for the Mean Green.
NO. 16 OKLAHOMA ST. 85, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 41
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Toni Young had 20 points and 12 rebounds to help Oklahoma State remain unbeaten with a win over Stephen F. Austin.
Lindsey Keller scored 16 points, Liz Donohoe had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and reserve Morgan Toben scored 10 points for the Cowgirls (7-0).
The lead changed six times in the early minutes of the game, with the Ladyjacks leading 8-7 at 12:57, but the Cowgirls went on a 20-0 run and would lead 35-14 at halftime.
Reserve Brittney Matthew scored 11 points and Kali Jerrell had 10 for the Ladyjacks (4-4), who shot only 25.5 percent and were outrebounded 49-27.
ARKANSAS 64, NO. 17 KANSAS 56
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Quistelle Williams scored 15 points, Keira Peak had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Arkansas handed Kansas its first loss of the season.
Sarah Watkins scored 14 points and Calli Berna added 11 points, seven assists and four steals for Arkansas (8-1).
The Razorbacks were 14 of 21 from the free throw line, while Kansas had only three attempts in the game, hitting two.
Angel Goodrich scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and had six assists and four steals to lead Kansas (7-1).
IOWA 50, NO. 22 IOWA STATE 42
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Melissa Dixon hit a pair of key buckets down the stretch to help Iowa beat Iowa State despite blowing a 14-point lead.
Theairra Taylor and Dixon each scored 11 points for the Hawkeyes (7-3), who beat the rival Cyclones (5-1) for the fifth time in six tries at home.
Dixon broke a 39-all tie on a 3-pointer with 3:39 left, then hit a key layup with 1:26 to go to make it 47-42.
Nikki Moody had 12 to lead Iowa State, which played its third consecutive game without senior star Chelsea Poppens, who is still recovering from a concussion.
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