Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
For Nov. 9, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — In its first game since long-time coach Pat Summitt stepped down, No. 20 Tennessee was stunned by Chattanooga 80-71 on Friday night.
Summitt, who announced last year she had early-onset dementia, exited in April after winning eight national titles in 38 seasons. This marked the Lady Vols' first game under Holly Warlick, who spent 27 years as an assistant to Summitt.
The Hall of Fame coach remains on staff as head coach emeritus and watched Friday's game from the stands.
Meighan Simmons scored 23 points for Tennessee, which committed 26 turnovers.
Taylor Hall scored 24 points to lead Chattanooga, which never trailed in the second half and beat Tennessee for the first time since Jan. 26, 1973. The Lady Mocs had lost the last 19 games in this series.
No. 1 BAYLOR 80, LAMAR 34
WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 24 points and Baylor opened defense of its undefeated national championship with its 41st consecutive victory, beating Lamar.
Baylor charged out to a 10-point lead less than 4 minutes into the game, going up 13-3 on a 3-pointer by point guard Odyssey Sims, who like the 6-foot-8 Griner was a preseason All-American.
Griner missed the first shot of her senior season, but Brooklyn Pope grabbed the rebound and put Baylor ahead to stay with her putback basket.
Griner finished 10-of-17 shooting and got her 24 points in 18 minutes, less than a full half on the court, for her 81st consecutive double-figure scoring game. She also had five rebounds and two blocked shots, increasing her Big 12 record to 601 and getting within 62 of the NCAA mark.
No. 4 STANFORD 72, FRESNO STATE 61
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike had 23 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots, and No. 4 Stanford withstood a tough season-opening test from Fresno State to spoil the debut of new Bulldogs coach Raegan Pebley.
Joslyn Tinkle added 20 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as the Cardinal extended their home winning streak at Maples Pavilion to 80 games dating to the start of the 2007-08 season.
Taylor Thompson scored 12 of her 16 points in the first half, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out four assists for Pebley's pesky Bulldogs, who hustled to loose balls and the boards, and switched between aggressive man and zone defenses to keep the Cardinal off balance for much of the game.
Fresno State returning leading scorer Ki-Ki Moore scored 18 points to kick off her second season at Fresno State after transferring from Washington State.
No. 5 MARYLAND 88, Mount St. Mary's 47
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Tianna Hawkins had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Alicia DeVaughn contributed 15 points and 11 boards, and Maryland rolled to a season-opening victory over crosstown-foe Mount St. Mary's.
Alyssa Thomas scored 14 for the Terrapins, who led by 25 at halftime and coasted to the finish. Maryland has four starters back from the team that last season won the Atlantic Coast Conference and reached the final eight in the NCAA tournament.
Hawkins, a 6-foot-3 senior, shot 8 for 11 from the floor and finished with her 25th career double-double.
Kayla Grossett scored 17 for the Mountaineers (0-1), who shot 29 percent from the field and were outrebounded 54-25. The Mount fell to 0-17 against ACC schools, including 0-5 versus Maryland.
Hawkins scored 14 in the first half, and the Terrapins limited the Mountaineers to 1-for-12 shooting from 3-point range in taking a 48-23 lead.
No. 7 NOTRE DAME 57, No. 19 OHIO STATE 51
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Natalie Achonwa had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Notre Dame to a victory over Ohio State in the Carrier Classic.
Kayla McBride added 16 points and Skylar Diggins 11 for the Fighting Irish, who improved to 23-3 in season openers under coach Muffet McGraw. Not that it was easy in the first women's game played on an aircraft carrier — the USS Yorktown.
The Yorktown was bathed in bright sunshine at the start, leaving players on both teams squinting. Once the sun set on Charleston Harbor, the converted flight deck turned downright chilly.
None of that stopped Achonwa and Notre Dame.
Tayler Hill scored 15 of her 18 points in the second half for Ohio State.
No. 9 LOUISVILLE 47, No. 15 TEXAS A&M 45
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jude Schimmel's steal and layup with 24 seconds remaining gave Louisville a victory over Texas A&M.
With the game tied at 45, A&M tried to inbound the ball at halfcourt and Schimmel swooped in to grab it and put Louisville ahead.
Kelsey Bone had a chance to tie it but missed a layup with 11 seconds remaining. Sara Hammond got the rebound for the Cardinals, drawing a foul.
The sophomore missed the front end of a one-and-one and the Aggies got the ball, but Alexia Standish missed a shot in the lane in the final seconds and the Cardinals tied up the loose ball to seal the victory.
Hammond had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Louisville, while senior center Monique Reid added 10 points in her first game since sustaining a season-ending knee injury last December.
No. 11 DELAWARE 63, SAM HOUSTON STATE 31
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Trumae Lucas scored 14 points as Delaware relied on defense to defeat Sam Houston State in the season opener for both teams.
With the Blue Hens' offense struggling — in part due to the absence of All-American Elena Delle Donne — the defense took over in the opening round of the preseason WNIT.
Delaware held the Bearkats to just 11 total field goals and 21.6 percent shooting from the field (11 of 51) and forced 21 turnovers.
The 31 points were the least allowed by the Blue Hens since defeating Towson 66-28 on Feb. 7, 2002.
Jaquetta May had her first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.
Britni Martin led the Bearkats with 16 points.
Delle Donne, a national Player of the Year candidate, is battling the effects of Lyme Disease and her availability is listed as day-to-day.
No. 13 CALIFORNIA 80, LEHIGH 48
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Gennifer Brandon had 17 points and 10 rebounds and California scored the game's first 14 points in cruising past Lehigh.
Five players scored in double figures for the Golden Bears. Brittany Boyd scored 16 points, Layshia Clarendon had 14 points and Afure Jemerigbe and Reshanda Gray chipped in 10 points apiece.
The Golden Bears led 14-0 six minutes into the game, with the five eventual double-figure scorers all contributing. Marybeth Egan's 3-pointer finally got the Mountain Hawks on the board with 13:46 left in the half, but Cal kept going and led 44-20 at the break.
Kerry Kinek led Lehigh with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
TEXAS 70, No. 14 ST. JOHN'S 60
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Nneka Enemkpali scored a career-high 25 points and Chassidy Fussell scored 23 to lead Texas over St. John's in the teams' season opener.
Enemkpali, a sophomore forward, also had 12 rebounds for her first career double-double. The Longhorns, who were 18-14 last season and lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament, outrebounded the Red Storm 47-26 in the WBI Tip Off Invitational game.
Fussell, who was second in the nation in free-throw shooting last year (90.5 percent) extended her streak of free throws made to 30 before missing her seventh attempt. Five of Fussell's free throws came in the final 5:31 when Texas closed with a 12-2 run.
Briana Brown scored 17 points with 10 rebounds and Eugeneia McPherson had 14 points for the Red Storm, which led 36-33 at the half. St. John's went 24-10 last season and reached the NCAA Sweet 16.
The Red Storm were missing seniors Shenneika Smith and Jennifer Blanding, who were suspended for a game by the NCAA for participating in a non-sanctioned game during the summer.
No. 17 WEST VIRGINIA 76, UNC WILMINGTON 47
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Christal Caldwell scored 21 points and Ayana Dunning recorded a double-double to lead West Virginia to a rout of UNC Wilmington.
Dunning scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers, who won their 13th straight home opener. West Virginia, in its first season in the Big 12 Conference, got 13 points from Taylor Palmer in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
Jovana Mandic scored 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting to lead the Seahawks. UNC Wilmington, which opened the season against a nationally-ranked opponent for the first time in the program's history, fell to 0-26 all-time against ranked opponents.
West Virginia never trailed, opening on a 16-6 run. The Mountaineers led by double digits by halftime but had their lead cut to seven. Akilah Bethel's layup with 14:00 left reopened the lead to 10.
No. 18 NEBRASKA 68, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 50
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lindsey Moore scored 15 points and Hailie Sample and Brandi Jeffery added 10 each to lead Nebraska to a victory against North Carolina A&T.
Jordan Hooper had seven points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Cornhuskers.
JaQuayla Berry and Ariel Bursey led the Aggies with nine points each. Berry had eight rebounds but shot just 3 of 12 from the floor.
Jeffery's layup with 4:02 remaining in the first half gave Nebraska the lead for good and ignited a 13-2 run going into halftime.
North Carolina A&T got to within 51-43 in the second half, but Moore's free throw and layup keyed a string of seven straight points that enabled the Cornhuskers to regain control.
No. 23 OKLAHOMA STATE 90, CAL POLY 59
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Toni Young had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and led six Oklahoma State players scoring in double figures as the Cowgirls routed Cal Poly.
Liz Donohoe scored 16 points, Brittney Martin scored 15, Tiffany Bias scored 12 and Lindsey Keller and Kendra Suttles added 10 points apiece, and Oklahoma State pulled away after the first 10 minutes in its season opener.
Molly Schlemer had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Cal Poly. The Mustangs trailed 18-17 with 11 minutes left in the first half, but the Cowgirls scored 12 of the next 14 points in the game and opened up a 48-28 halftime lead.
No. 24 MIAMI 77, NORTH FLORIDA 24
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Woods scored 19 points, Morgan Stroman added 17 and Miami beat North Florida.
Pepper Wilson scored 10 for Miami , which won its 41st straight home game. It was the lowest point total Miami ever allowed to an NCAA opponent, beating the previous mark of 26 given up to Bethune-Cookman on Jan. 25, 1990.
The Hurricanes scored 14 unanswered points in the first half and held North Florida to only one field goal in the game's first 10 minutes. For the game, the Ospreys shot only 14 percent (7 of 50).
Miami forced North Florida into 34 turnovers, building a 36-12 lead by halftime and a 45-15 edge four minutes into the second half.
No. 25 DEPAUL 87, NICHOLLS STATE 57
CHICAGO (AP) — Brittany Hrynko scored 18 points to lead DePaul to a victory over Nicholls State.
Anna Martin had 14 points and seven assists for DePaul. Katherine Harry had 11 points and nine rebounds, while Megan Podkowa added nine points and nine rebounds.
KK Babin led the Lady Colonels with 15 points. Alisha Allen scored 12 and LiAnn McCarthy and Jenny Nash scored 10 apiece.
The teams are participating in the Maggie Dixon Classic, named for the former DePaul assistant coach who went on to lead Army to its first NCAA tournament bid in 2006. She died later that year at the age of 28.
On Saturday, DePaul will play Dayton, a 93-59 winner over MVSU in Friday's first game.