Monday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Dec. 16, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 24 of her 32 points in the first half and No. 6 Stanford won its eighth straight, beating New Mexico 74-41 on Monday night.
Mikaela Ruef had 10 rebounds and blocked three shots for the Cardinal (9-1).
Bryce Owens scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers, to lead the Lobos (4-5), who fell to 2-11 against teams ranked in the top 10. New Mexico last beat a top 10 team eight years ago.
Ogwumike scored Stanford's first 10 points and 23 of its first 25. She became the fifth member of Stanford's 2,000-point, 1,000-rebound club with her fifth point of the game.
Ogwumike, who blocked four shots, was 10 of 15 from the field in the first half as Stanford took a 40-21 lead.
Ogwumike, who had seven rebounds to pass her sister Neka into third place on the school's all-time list, left the game for good with 10:30 remaining.
No. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 124, NEW ORLEANS 41
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Allisha Gray and Diamond DeShields both scored 20 points as North Carolina broke the 100-point mark for the second straight game.
Coming off a 51-point win over Charleston Southern on Saturday, North Carolina (9-2) set a school record for points. The previous record was 121, set in 1985. It was North Carolina's first consecutive 100-point games since 2009-10.
The Tar Heels scored their 17th point before Dannisha Jackson got New Orleans on the board at the 14:17 mark. North Carolina led 30-2 with 11:27 left and pushed it to 72-18 at halftime.
Octavia Wilson had 21 points for New Orleans (0-9), which lost 111-38 to Mississippi State on Nov. 17. The Privateers shot 27.8 percent from the field.
No. 23 SYRACUSE 82, TEMPLE 76
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Shakeya Leary scored 24 points and Brittney Sykes added 20 for Syracuse.
The Owls (5-3) pulled within 68-66 when Meghan Roxas hit a 3-pointer with 2:46 left. Sykes answered for Syracuse (9-1) with a three-point play and a layup. In between, Rachel Coffey hit a 3-pointer and the Orange lead was back to 77-67 with little more than a minute to go.
Brianna Butler had 13 points for Syracuse and Coffey added 11.
Feyonda Fitzgerald scored eight of her career-high 28 points, including two 3-pointers, in Temple's 16-4 run that made it 49-48. Over the next 5 minutes the teams traded the lead four times.
Natasha Thames added 12 points and 13 rebounds and Erica Coville had 12 points for Temple.
No. 24 FLORIDA ST. 61, N. FLORIDA 42
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Ivey Slaughter scored a career-high 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Florida State.
Florida State (9-1) held North Florida without a field goal for more than 5 minutes to start the game and took an 11-0 lead.
The Seminoles forced 14 turnovers in the first half while limiting the Ospreys to 27.3 percent shooting from the field and took a 28-17 halftime lead.
Morgan Jones converted a three-point play and hit a 3-pointer during a 13-1 run early in the second half as Florida State extended its lead to 21 points with 13:05 to play. North Florida (2-7) wouldn't get closer than 16 the rest of the way.
Natasha Howard scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field for the Seminoles.
Bailey Florin and Amber Robinson scored 10 points each for the Ospreys.
No. 25 GONZAGA 87, UC RIVERSIDE 43
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Sonja Greinacher tied a career high with 21 points and Lindsay Sherbert added 19 for Gonzaga.
Greinacher reached double figures for a sixth-straight game, and Sherbert hit a career-high five 3-pointers, all after halftime, for the Bulldogs (9-2), who remain unbeaten in seven home games this season.
Gonzaga forced 25 turnovers — 19 on steals — and was 36 of 72 from the field. Haiden Palmer had nine steals to go with nine points, and Jazmine Redmon had four steals.
Brittany Crain had 11 points for the Highlanders (4-5), who were held to 34 percent shooting.
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