Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played 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.


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.


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