Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played March 15, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 15 Delaware defeated UNC Wilmington 51-43 Friday to extend its school-record winning streak to 23 games and advance to the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
Striving for their second straight CAA title, the top-seeded Blue Hens (28-3) will face fifth-seeded Hofstra on Saturday. The Pride beat Northeastern 57-52.
Coming off a first-round bye, the Blue Hens missed 16 of their first 18 shots from the floor against UNCW (5-26) and trailed 20-15 at halftime. The Seahawks kept the pressure on in the second half — they led 30-28 with 12 minutes left — before Delle Donne scored seven points in an 11-2 run that made it 39-32 with 6:42 remaining.
Delaware has won 41 straight CAA games, including the postseason.
Kelva Atkins scored 13 for the Seahawks, who used only five players the entire game.
No. 20 GREEN BAY 71, DETROIT 54
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Megan Lukan scored 19 points, leading four players in double figures, and Green Bay beat Detroit in a Horizon League semifinal game.
Adrian Ritchie had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Phoenix (28-2). Lydia Bauer had 13 points, and Sarah Eichler added 12 points.
Green Bay led 27-22 at halftime. Green Bay shot 47.7 percent from the field for the game, while Detroit shot 40.9 percent. Detroit (17-13) had 20 turnovers, which Green Bay converted into 24 points. Detroit had the rebound advantage 28-22, but Green Bay shot 90.5 percent at the free throw line (19 of 21).
Senee Shearer led No. 4 seed Detroit with 17 points, and Demeisha Fambro scored 13 points. Shareta Brown had a team-high nine rebounds.
Top-seeded Green Bay extends its winning streak to 23 and advances to play No. 3 seed Loyola of Illinois for the championship Sunday.