CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens had 26 points, Stephanie Soares had 23 and No. 7 Iowa State survived a scare in its first road game of the season to hold Northern Iowa 88-85 on Wednesday night.
Emily Ryan’s 3-pointer with 2:03 points remaining gave Iowa State (3-0) an 86-85 lead after Northern Iowa (2-1) closed a 13-point deficit early in the fourth quarter. Ryan added a jumper on the lane 48 seconds later to extend the lead.
Northern Iowa had a chance to equalize, but Kayla Laube’s 3-point attempt hit from the side of the rim with 1 second left.
Iowa State led 76-63 with 8:25 to go before the Panthers started a 15-0 run that included nine points from Grace Boffeli, who had 26 overall.
Maya McDermott had 22 points. Kam Finley had 15 and Laube had 12 for Northern Iowa.
#10 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 96, CHARLOTTE 48
RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Madison Hayes and Jada Boyd each scored 15 points as North Carolina state routed Charlotte.
Hayes’ point total was a career high and the junior guard reached it by making six of their seven shots, including three 3-pointers. She and Boyd also had six rebounds each for the wolfpack (4-0).
Jakia Brown-Turner had 13 points, Diamond Johnson had 11 and River Baldwin added 10 for the Wolfpack (4-0).
Dazia Lawrence led Charlotte (2-1) by 18 points while Jada McMillian had 15 points and six rebounds.
#13 NORTH CAROLINA 93, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 25
CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — Destiny Adams had 23 points and eight rebounds, Alyssa Ustby added 14 points and 10 rebounds and North Carolina was relieved by South Carolina State.
North Carolina beat South Carolina State 32-1 in the first quarter and 26-2 in the third. The one-point quarter set a program record for fewest points allowed by the Tar Heels.
North Carolina ended the first quarter on a 26-0 run as South Carolina State missed 10 shots and turned over seven times. The Tar Heels led 48:15 at halftime, and after three it was 74:17.
Kennedy Todd-Williams and Teonni Key each scored 13 points and Anya Poole added 11 for North Carolina (3-0) who defeated South Carolina State 98-28 in the last meeting on Dec. 3, 2020.
No. 15 LSU 101, HOUSTON CHRISTIAN 47
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Angel Reese had 29 points and 15 rebounds and LSU went over 100 points for the fourth straight game, beating Houston Christian.
LSU (4-0) set a program record for most consecutive games, surpassing the century mark with four, breaking the previous record set in the 1995 season. According to an LSU release, the Tigers started with 343 total points, most in the first three games by a women’s basketball team in the last 20 years.
It was the first time this season that LSU didn’t have a winning margin of over 70 points.
Julija Vujakovic led Houston Christian (1-2) with 18 points and four 3-pointers.
#19 MARYLAND 70, DAVIDSON 52
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Diamond Miller had 19 points with six assists and four steals, Abby Meyers added 14 points and Maryland beat Davidson.
The Maryland defense kept Davidson at 38.2% shooting and forced 30 turnovers, which he used to score 16 points. Shyanne Sellers had five of the Terrapins’ 18 steals in addition to her 11 points.
Faith Masonius added 12 points and Brinae Alexander grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds for Maryland (3-1). Meyers, a transfer from Princeton, has surpassed the 1,000-point barrier for her career.
Elle Sutphin had 12 points and eight rebounds for Davidson (1-2), who also lost to Duke 60-37 on Saturday.
#23 MICHIGAN 99, WESTERN MICHIGAN 67
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Laila Phelia and Emily Kiser each scored 25 points and Michigan beat Western Michigan, the 20th straight home win for the Wolverines.
Phelia has reached a career high with 11 of 15 shots, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Kiser hit her career-high shooting 11-of-18 with 14 rebounds and a career-high eight assists.
The Wolverines (3-0) ended the first half on a 10-0 run, Phelia’s top eight, and led 50-34.
Lauren Ross scored 27 points and Maggie Stutelberg, a redshirt freshman who scored seven points in her first two games, added 20 for Western Michigan (0-3).
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