Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules
Games played Nov. 14, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tricia Liston scored 20 points and Haley Peters had 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds as No. 2 Duke beat South Carolina-Upstate 123-40 on Thursday night.
Elizabeth Williams had 17 points for Duke (2-0), while Alexis Jones and Chelsea Gray added 14 each and Chloe Wells had 10 in its home opener.
Maddie Herr had 10 points to lead Upstate (2-2).
Duke's scoring record is 128 points against Howard on Dec. 6, 2002, and the record for margin of victory is 89 in a 117-28 win over North Carolina Central on Dec. 28, 1009.
Duke shot 56.8 percent from the field while the Spartans' shot 20.7 percent. The Blue Devils finished with a 63-24 rebound advantage.
The Blue Devils led 60-18 at halftime behind 11 points from Williams and 10 from Gray.
No. 4 TENNESSEE 80, CHATTANOOGA 56
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ariel Massengale scored 16 points to lead Tennessee in its home opener.
After a low-energy first half, Tennessee (3-0) went into the paint to start the second and drew three quick fouls by Chattanooga (1-1). Massengale opened the half with a quick 3-pointer and four free throws during a 12-2 run that put the Lady Vols up 44-34 with 16:59 left.
A minute later, Meighan Simmons wrestled the ball from the hands of Taylor Hall and dished it to Bashaara Graves, whose layup pushed the lead to 48-36. Massengale hit another 3 and Jasmine Jones made a layup for Tennessee, and the Lady Mocs never recovered.
Mercedes Russell added 15 points for the Lady Vols, while Graves scored 11 and Simmons had 10.
Ashlen Dewart led Chattanooga with 13 points, Hall scored 12 and Meghan Downes had 11.
No. 5 LOUISVILLE 88, No. 14 LSU 67
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Asia Taylor scored 23 points and Louisville held LSU scoreless for 5:35 during a 21-0 second-half run in a semifinal of the preseason WNIT.
Leading 40-38 early in the second half, the Cardinals (3-0) used that run to build an 81-54 lead.
Louisville shot 61 percent in the second half while holding LSU (2-1) to just 10 of 32 in the final 20 minutes and 25 of 67 (37 percent) overall.
Taylor was 10 of 16 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds in just her third game after missing last season with a hip injury.
Shoni Schimmel added 15 points, Antonita Slaughter 12 and Sara Hammond and Bria Smith 11 each for the Cardinals, who meet No. 11 Oklahoma in Sunday's championship.
Louisville finished 37 of 64 from the field (58 percent), outrebounded LSU 45-33 and dominated the paint 54-26.
No. 9 BAYLOR 111, NICHOLLS ST. 58
WACO, Texas (AP) — Freshman Nina Davis had 28 points and 11 rebounds in her first career start as Baylor extended the nation's longest active home winning streak to 59 games.
Odyssey Sims had four 3-pointers and 23 points without playing the final 10 minutes for the Lady Bears (2-0). Sims, a preseason All-America guard and the only returning starter, had five rebounds, five assists and one turnover while playing 27 minutes.
Mariana Lilly had 14 points to lead the Colonels (1-1), while Emani White, who fouled out with 7 minutes to play, had 12.
Khadijiah Cave, another freshman, had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Bears. Freshman Imani Wright had 15 points. Baylor shot 60 percent (39 of 65) from the field and had a 45-23 rebounding margin.
No.11 OKLAHOMA 82, No. 25 GONZAGA 78
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Aaryn Ellenberg's jumper with 1:56 left gave Oklahoma the lead for good in a semifinal of the preseason WNIT.
The Sooners face No. 5 Louisville on Sunday in the championship game.
Oklahoma (3-0) took a 59-58 lead on a 3-pointer by Ellenberg with 12:29 remaining, but Lindsay Sherbert responded with a 3-pointer for the Bulldogs.
Ellenberg finished with 21 points while reserve Kaylon Williams added 14, including five free throws down the stretch.
Haiden Palmer had 19 points and nine rebounds for Gonzaga (2-1), while Sherbert scored 14 points.
No. 19 MICHIGAN ST. 102, CANISIUS 54
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The freshmen trio of Aerial Powers, Tori Jankoska and Branndais Agee led Michigan State.
Powers led the Spartans (1-1) with 19 points and Agee added 14 points and eight rebounds. Jankoska had 17 points, five rebounds and three assists. Klarissa Bell had nine rebounds.
Michigan State took an early lead, never trailed and outrebounded Canisius 45-21.
Jen Morabito and Emily Weber had 12 points each for Canisius (1-1).
No. 21 SOUTH CAROLINA 81, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 54
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Asia Dozier was 4 for 6 from 3-point range and scored 16 points for South Carolina.
Aleighsa Welch scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for the Gamecocks (3-0), who outrebounded Charleston 62-38.
Afreyea Tolbert scored 14 points for Charleston (1-2), which shot 30.9 percent from the field.
No. 24 GEORGIA 72, MERCER 41
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Shacobia Barbee scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds for Georgia.
A layup by Khaalidah Miller began a 17-0 run and the Bulldogs (2-0) built a 33-11 lead. Georgia held the Bears (1-2) to just four field goals and 15 points in the first half.
The Bears shot 23.1 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers compared to 11 for the Bulldogs. Georgia held a 56-39 advantage on the boards, including 21-10 on the offensive end.
Erika Ford had 15 points for Georgia and Merritt Hempe and Miller each had 13.
Ana Anderson had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead Mercer.
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