Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Nov. 24, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Freshman Breanna Stewart scored 17 points and No. 2 Connecticut beat No. 14 Purdue 91-57 on Saturday night for the Paradise Jam tournament title.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 15 points for UConn (5-0) before leaving with just over 2 minutes left after taking what appeared to be an inadvertent elbow to the head. The Huskies had four players in double figures.
Connecticut, which also beat Wake Forest by 61 points and Marist by 42 in the tournament, was expecting a tougher game from the previously undefeated Boilermakers (5-1). But the Huskies jumped out to an 11-0 lead and never trailed.
The defending Big Ten champions were blown out despite shooting 13 of 22 from 3-point range. Courtney Moses led all scorers with 24 points, hitting six of her eight shots from behind the arc. KK Houser added 16 for the Boilermakers.
NO. 6 PENN STATE 85, CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE 73
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nikki Greene scored 21 points and matched a career best with 20 rebounds, and Penn State overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win the Cal State Northridge tournament.
Maggie Lucas scored 14 of her 23 points in the first half for the Lady Lions (5-0). Alex Bentley added 19 points.
Penn State held Northridge (3-2) scoreless for a 6:30 span over both halves to turn a 41-26 deficit into a 43-41 lead with 16:32 to play. The Matadors had gone on a 25-10 run to take a 33-16 lead in the first half.
Marta Masoni had a career-best 22 points for Northridge. Ashlee Guay scored 15 and Camille Mahlknecht had 13 rebounds.
NO. 8 GEORGIA 72, NEW MEXICO 42
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jasmine James had 17 points and six steals, and Georgia forced 24 turnovers.
The Lady Bulldogs (7-0) held New Mexico to 29 percent shooting. The Lobos (5-1) had just 15 field goals for the game.
Jasmine Hassell scored 15 for Georgia, which carried a 40-17 lead into halftime. Reserve Merritt Hempe had nine rebounds.
Sara Halasz scored 14 points for New Mexico, and Caroline Durbin had 12 points and nine rebounds. But no other player on the Lobos scored more than seven.
Georgia led 20-5 10 minutes into the game.
NO. 11 CALIFORNIA 72, GEORGETOWN 56
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Layshia Clarendon scored 20 points, Gennifer Brandon added 13 points and 13 rebounds and California won the Cal Classic title.
Talia Caldwell had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Bears (5-0), who shot 50 percent (27 of 54) from the floor en route to winning their own tournament for the eighth time in the last 10 years.
Sugar Rodgers scored 20 points and Andrea White had 15 for the Hoyas (4-2).
Clarendon, the tournament MVP, and Eliza Pierre hit 3-pointers to spark a 15-4 run that gave the Golden Bears a 53-41 lead with 11:26 remaining in the game.
NO. 13 OKLAHOMA 100, OREGON 61
HONOLULU (AP) — Aaryn Ellenberg made seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points to lead Oklahoma to the easy victory in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
Nicole Kornet had 15 points for the Sooners, and fellow freshman Maddie Manning finished with 11. Oklahoma (4-1) went 17 for 38 from 3-point range.
Oregon freshman Jillian Alleyne had 23 rebounds. She is averaging 16.3 boards per game, including a 27-rebound performance in an 87-85 double-overtime loss to Portland State on Nov. 15.
Amanda Delgado scored 16 for the Ducks (0-4), who shot 26.7 percent from the field.
Oklahoma led 55-35 at halftime.
NO. 15 TEXAS 94, CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE 58
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chassidy Fussell scored 22 points and Nneka Enemkpali had 21 to lead Texas to the win.
Fussell made 4 of 7 shots from 3-point range. Enemkpali was 8 of 13 from the floor and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Imani McGee-Stafford added 13 points for the Longhorns (4-0).
Texas opened the game with a 13-0 run and carried a 51-25 lead into halftime.
Jaclyn Babe led the Blue Demons (2-2) with 15 points.
VIRGINIA 73, NO. 17 VANDERBILT 66
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jazmin Pitts had a career-high 20 points to lead Virginia to the win in the first game of the San Juan Shootout.
Sarah Imovbioh added 15 points and China Crosby had 13 for the Cavaliers (4-0). Pitts, a reserve, was 9 for 14 from the field.
Virginia shot 68 percent in the first half and led 37-26 at the break.
Christina Foggie scored 26 for Vanderbilt (3-2), which shot 36 percent from the field. Foggie was 8 for 17 from 3-point range, and the Commodores made 10 of 33 shots from beyond the arc overall.
NO. 25 NORTH CAROLINA 85, LA SALLE 55
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Waltiea Rolle had 15 points and 12 rebounds and North Carolina scored the first 16 points of the second half.
Xylina McDaniel opened the second half with a jumper for the Tar Heels (5-0), who trailed 32-31 at halftime, then added a 3-pointer after a steal by Brittany Rountree. Krista Gross added a jumper and Rountree sank a 3-pointer for a 40-32 lead.
It was 51-36 North Carolina with 13:17 left, and the Explorers (1-4) never got closer than 12 points after that.
Shanel Harrison scored 18 for La Salle.
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