Tuesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Natalie Achonwa had a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to a 93-36 rout over Mercer on Tuesday night.
Freshman Jewell Loyd added 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting for the Fighting Irish (3-0), who jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never looked back, pushing it to 26-7 midway through the first half before taking a 48-12 lead at the break.
The Bears resorted to fouling Achonwa and Ariel Braker in the post to try and stop the easy baskets, but the pair combined to hit 10 of 13 at the free throw line. Notre Dame outrebounded Mercer 52-27 and outscored the Bears 60-12 in the paint. Braker had 12 points and five rebounds.
Notre Damee forced 20 turnovers and shot nearly 54 percent (37 for 69).
Tabitha Bradshaw scored 10 points to lead Mercer (3-1), which was limited to perimeter shot attempts and hit only 26 percent (15 of 58) from the field.
NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 94, CENTRAL FLORIDA 73
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Sara Hammond scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense and Louisville routed Central Florida in the opener of the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.
Sheronne Vails added 13 points, and Megan Deines and Monique Reid each had 12 for the Cardinals (4-0).
Louisville took a 21-15 lead midway through the first half before using a 17-4 run to take command. The Cardinals led 55-33 at halftime, shooting 61 percent from the field, and cruised from there as Central Florida could get no closer than 19.
Briahanna Jackson scored 21 points and Gevenia Carter added 16 for Central Florida (1-4).
NO. 8 GEORGIA 94, SAVANNAH ST. 57
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Andy Landers became the seventh Division I women's coach to reach 800 career victories as Georgia beat Savannah State.
Landers is 800-268 in his 34 seasons at Georgia. He was presented with a framed red team jersey with the No. 800 on it in a postgame ceremony.
Jasmine James scored 18 points and Tiara Griffin added a career-high 15 for the Lady Bulldogs (5-0), who played their fourth games in seven days.
Georgia led by as many as 38, forced 25 turnovers and outrebounded the Lady Tigers 44-26.
Andrietta Thomas led Savannah State (1-2) with 22 points.
NO. 15 TEXAS 80, JACKSON ST. 53
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nneka Enemkpali had 24 points and a career-best 20 rebounds to lead Texas to a win over Jackson State.
Enemkpali, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, has had double-doubles in all three of the Longhorns' games this season.
Chassidy Fussell scored 16 points and Cokie Reed had 14 for Texas (3-0). Imani McGee-Stafford added 12 points and Empress Davenport scored 10 for the Longhorns.
Beatrice Banks and Dominique Brothern had eight points apiece to lead the Tigers (0-3), who hit nine of their 13 3-point attempts but shot just 29 percent (20 of 70) overall.
NO. 16 OHIO ST. 70, ST. FRANCIS (PA.) 54
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tayler Hill scored 23 points and Ohio State pulled away in the second half for a victory over St. Francis (Pa.).
Amber Stokes added 12 points and Darryce Moore, Martina Ellerbe and Ameryst Alston chipped in 10 apiece for the Buckeyes (3-1).
Alexandra Williams scored 16 points before fouling out for St. Francis (3-1), which trailed just 32-29 at halftime. Alexa Hayward added 13 points and Shene Fleming 11 for the Red Flash.
St. Francis was whistled for 22 fouls to eight for Ohio State. The Buckeyes had a big edge at the foul line, going 17 for 28 to 6 of 8 for St. Francis.
NO. 21 OKLAHOMA ST. 96, TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN 42
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Liz Donohoe scored 19 points, leading seven Oklahoma State players in double figures, and the Cowgirls rolled past Texas-Pan American.
Donohoe made 8 of 9 shots, including both 3-point tries, and led the Cowgirls (4-0) with nine rebounds.
Tiffany Bias scored 15 points, Toni Young had 13 and Brittney Martin and LaShawn Jones 12 apiece for the Cowgirls. Lindsey Keller scored 11 and Kendra Suttles added 10.
Oklahoma State led 49-16 at halftime.
LaQuita Garner scored nine points for Texas-Pan American (2-3).
NO. 23 NEBRASKA 85, SAM HOUSTON ST. 72
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jordan Hooper had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Nebraska rebound from its first loss of the season with a win over Sam Houston State.
Emily Cady added a season-high 18 points, and Lindsey Moore had 13 points and five assists for the Cornhuskers (4-1), who led 50-22 at halftime.
Sequeena Thomas had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Bearkats (1-3). Chanice Smith also had 21 points to go with eight rebounds, and Britni Martin had 16 points and six assists.
South Dakota State handed Nebraska its first loss, 60-55, on Sunday.
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