Tuesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner scored the first six points of the game and third-ranked Baylor had the first 17, extending its home winning streak to 45 games with a 76-53 victory over No. 10 Tennessee on Tuesday night.
Griner finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds, her third consecutive double-double and 47th of her career. Brooklyn Pope had 11 points and 16 rebounds.
Griner, the 6-foot-8 two-time All-American, had nine of Baylor's first 11 points less than 4 minutes into the game. The Lady Bears (9-1) won their seventh in a row since losing to top-ranked Stanford a week into the season.
Tennessee (7-2) had won seven in a row, including four games against Top 25 teams, since opening its first season under new head coach Holly Warlick by losing at Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Meighan Simmons scored 16 points and Kamiko Williams added 15 for the Lady Vols.
NO. 7 KENTUCKY 80, PEPPERDINE 62
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — DeNesha Stallworth scored 17 points and Bria Goss added 16 to lead Kentucky over Pepperdine.
Stallworth scored 13 points in the second half and the Wildcats (9-1) pulled away from the Waves (3-6) for their eighth consecutive victory.
Kentucky led by only four at halftime but opened the second half with a 16-4 run. Stallworth scored 11 during the stretch. Stallworth got open for a layup and Samarie Walker scored back-to-back uncontested layups to give the Wildcats their biggest lead, 65-43.
Shay Cooney-Williams led Pepperdine with 14 points.
NO. 14 LOUISVILLE 75, WASHINGTON ST. 39
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sara Hammond scored 18 points and Bria Smith added 13 to lead Louisville to a rout of Washington State.
Shoni Schimmel added 12 points and Jude Schimmel 10 for the Cardinals (10-2), who had lost two of their previous three games but held the Cougars to 32-percent shooting (16 of 50).
Washington State (3-6), coming off a 62-55 upset win over No. 20 Ohio State on Dec. 15, posted its lowest point total of the season.
Tied at 11 after 11 minutes, Louisville closed out the first half on a 24-3 run.
Lia Galdeira scored 13 points to lead Washington State.
NO. 16 DAYTON 90, AKRON 59
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Andrea Hoover and Cassie Sant scored 18 points apiece to lead Dayton to a nonconference win over Akron.
Samantha Mackay had a strong all-around game with 13 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds, and three steals for Dayton (11-0). Reserve Olivia Applewhite added 15 points and six rebounds.
Dayton went on a 29-10 run to take a 34-14 lead with 9:39 left in the first half. Hoover made three 3-pointers and scored 15 points in the half to help the Flyers take a 50-33 lead at the half.
Dayton opened the second half on a 15-2 run to blow open the game.
Rachel Tecca led the Zips (8-3) with 13 points and six rebounds.