No. 2 Stanford beats FGCU away in Hawaii tournament


HONOLULU — Haley Jones had 24 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 2 Stanford break away from the Florida Gulf Coast 93-69 in the first round of Friday’s Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

The Cardinal (6-1) returned to the winning column five days after losing to leaders South Carolina. Jones had 14 points at halftime and completed 12 of 18 shooting from the field. She also had three assists and a steal.

Stanford shot 52.1% overall and was 13 of 16 from the free throw line. The Cardinal led just 41-37 at halftime.

Tishara Morehouse beat the Eagles (4-1) by 26 points. Uju Ezeudu had 10 of their 13 points in the first half.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Lou Lopez-Senechal scored 23 points and UConn beat Duke in the semifinals of the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament.

Aaliyah Edwards added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Azzi Fudd scored 14 points to help the Huskies (4-0) go undefeated this season.

Shaeyann Day-Wilson led the Blue Devils (5-1) with 15 points and Elizabeth Balogun contributed 14 from the bench.

The Huskies built a 41-29 lead at halftime, behind 13 points over Lopez-Senechal, who downed three 3-pointers in the first two periods.


LAS VEGAS — Mackenzie Holmes scored 18 of her 26 second-half points and Yarden Garzon added 21 to help Indiana beat Auburn in the Las Vegas Invitational.

The Hoosiers (6-0) had five players in double figures.

Indiana’s more even scoring overcame a 22-point effort from Auburn’s Honesty Scott-Grayson and Aicha Coulibaly. Scott-Grayson had 20 of those points in the first three quarters before the Hoosiers’ defense went down in the fourth.

Auburn (3-2) stayed tough against the Hoosiers for the most part, trailing just 30-29 early in the second quarter. Spurred on by Garzon’s back-to-back 3-pointers, Indiana then went on a run and maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the half.


PORTLAND, Ore. __ Caitlin Clark had 28 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to lead Iowa to a win over Oregon State in the semifinals of the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament.

Monika Czinano added 17 points and McKenna Warnock contributed 12 to help the Hawkeyes (5-1) advance to Sunday’s PKL Championship game where they face No. 3 UConn.

Talia von Oelhoffen led the Beavers (4-1) with 22 points while Shalexxus Aaron had 17 points as Oregon State suffered its first loss of the season. Jelena Mitrovic had 14 rebounds.

NO. 10 Louisville 100, Longwood 37

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Chrislyn Carr scored 17 points in Louisville’s easy win over Longwood.

The Cardinals (5-2) had to do without Hailey Van Lith, who was not used due to an unspecified injury. The Lancers finished off their teammates quickly (1:4), took an 18:2 lead in the first four minutes and never gave up the lead.

Louisville shot a season-best 55.9% and had six players in double digits. Carr, a grad who transferred from Syracuse, made 5 of 7 3-pointers and finished the season with the best seven rebounds and five assists.

Adriana Shipp-Davis scored 14 points and led the Lancers, who shot just 23% and were passed 57-23.


CANCUN, Mexico — River Baldwin had 18 points with 11 rebounds, Diamond Johnson had 12 of their 16 points with 3 points and North Carolina State drove past West Virginia at the Cancun Classic.

It was the second double-double of her career for Baldwin, but was her first with the wolf pack after spending three seasons at Florida State.

The Wolfpack (6-1) led West Virginia 19-12 after one quarter and dominated the second, beating the Mountaineers 24-6 and taking a 48-18 lead. NC State ended with 52% shooting from the field.

Ja’Naiya Quinerly had 16 points to lead West Virginia (4-1), who went 3 of 29 from 3-point range and shot 23% overall.

DEPAUL 76, NO. 14 Maryland 67

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Aneesah Morrow scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Keke Rimmer and Jorie Allen also had double-doubles and DePaul dominated the stretch to defeat Maryland at the Fort Myers tip-off.

The Terrapins trailed for most of the game, but a Faith Masonius layup capped a 7-0 run for a 54-52 lead early in the fourth quarter. After a 3-pointer from Darrione Rogers for DePaul, Abby Meyers hit a jumper for a 56-55 lead in Maryland.

Rimmer had 13 points and 12 rebounds off the bench and Allen had 10 and 13 for the Blue Demons (3-2).

Shyanne Sellars scored 13 for Maryland (4-2).


SAN DIEGO — Freshman Kailyn Gilbert posted a career-high 25 points in 9-of-13 shooting, Madison Connor hit five 3-pointers to finish with a career-best 22 points, and Arizona defeated Cal Baptist at the San Diego Thanksgiving- Competition.

Jade Loville hit a jumper and Connor took a steal coast-to-coast for a layup, then hit a 3-pointer that gave Arizona a 14-point lead with 8 minutes left. Connor scored the last of her 10 points in the fourth quarter when she made a 3-pointer and a jump 38 seconds apart to make it 73-59 with 4:30 left and the Wildcats led by double digits the rest of the way.

Esmery Martinez had 10 rebounds with seven points, three assists and two steals for the Wildcats.


CINCINNATI — Lauren Jensen made a clutch 3 pointer and scored 18 points. She and Morgan Maly took six free throws in the final 30 seconds to give Creighton a win over Xavier in a Big East Conference opener.

Fernanda Ovalle scored four points in a 6-0 run that gave Xavier a 46-44 lead with 3-27 to go. Jayme Horan netted a turnover with 2:08 to go for Creighton and Emma Ronsiek’s layup led with 1:29 to go after a Xavier miss.

Then Jensen conceded a turnover with a 3-pointer and the Bluejays (6-0) led 51-46 with 1:05 remaining.

Taylor Smith made a 3 for the Musketeers with 35 seconds left, but Creighton was good on the line.

Smith and Ovalle both scored 15 points for the Musketeers (5-1).


LOS ANGELES — Charisma Osborne scored 20 points and freshman Londynn Jones added a season-high 16 as UCLA faced Jackson State.

After a Battle 4 Atlantis championship and ahead of a Tuesday trip to No. 1 South Carolina, the Bruins (7-0) had a tough time rocking the Tigers (2-3).

UCLA opened the second half with a 6-1 run, Kiki Rice made it 49-36 with his three-point game, and the Bruins later added a 10-0 run in the third quarter to get some breathing room. Lina Sontag had the first five points and Jones topped her with a three-point game to make it 59-42.

Ti’lan Boler led Jackson State with 14 points and 10 rebounds.


ESTERO, Fla. — Sarah Andrews had 16 points and six assists, Darianna Littlepage-Buggs had 13 points and 14 rebounds and Baylor beat Saint Louis in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Baylor opened the game on a 14-2 run, leading 25-11 after a quarter and holding a double-digit lead the rest of the way. The Bears led 86-47 by 7:58 to go into fourth place.

Ja’Mee Asberry added 14 points and Jaden Owens added 11 points and 10 assists for Baylor (4-1).

Brooke Flowers scored 13 points, Mia Nicastro added 12 and Peyton Kennedy had 11 for Saint Louis (1-6).


ESTERO, Fla. — Emily Kiser scored 20 points, Leigha Brown added 13 and Michigan defeated the Air Force in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.

A 9-0 run overcame an early Falcons lead and the Wolverines (5-0) led 15-10 after the first quarter. Kiser scored the first seven points of the second quarter for a double-digit lead Michigan would maintain, leading 30-19 at halftime and 54-30 through three quarters. The Wolverines’ largest lead was 26.

The Wolverines committed 25 turnovers with the Falcons (3-2) and made 15 steals.

Milahnie Perris scored 11 points and Kamri Heath 10 to lead the Falcons, who shot just 28%.


ESTERO, Fla. — Maddy Siegrist scored 29 points and Villanova rebounded from a 21-point lead in the second half against Belmont.

The Wildcats (5-0) were 66-45 ahead of a Lucy Olsen jumper at the 4:07 mark of the third quarter. That was when the Bruins (1-4) reeled off 10 straight to end the quarter, drawing within 66-55 to a Destinee Wells 3 pointer on the buzzer.

The run reached 18, then Olsen ended Villanova’s 6-12 drought with a basket before Sydni equaled Harvey with a 3 and a layup.

Nikki Baird made two free throws to put Belmont 81-80 with 11 seconds left. Siegrist only made 1 of 2 from the line and Teresa Miller was fouled on an offensive rebound, but Miller missed the first free throw and intentionally missed the second with three seconds left. Christina Dalce made the victory perfect with a free throw.

Harvey scored 24 points to lead Belmont.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jordan Horston scored 23 points, Rickea Jackson added 20 and No. 23 Tennessee defeated Colorado.

Horston added eight rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Lady Vols (3-4). Jackson had six rebounds and four steals. No other Tennessee starter scored more than two points, but the Lady Vols took 22 points off their bench.

Tennessee gave up just 14 points in the first half and led 30-14 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Vols shot 71.4%, outperforming the Buffaloes 27-21.

Kindyll Wetta led Colorado (4-2) with 13 points.


ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS — Gabby Gregory posted a career-high 35 points, 20 of them in the second half, and Kansas State defeated stubborn northern Arizona at Paradise Jam.

Gregory, who scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, hit a 3-pointer to cap a 12-5 run that gave the Wildcats (7-0) a 76-61 lead at 7:13. Nyah Moran hit a 3-pointer with 3:05 remaining to put NAU within 10 points at 81-71 and Montana Oltrogge hit a 3-pointer to make it 88-78 by :58 seconds but the Lumberjacks wouldn’t come any closer.

Rodabaugh finished the game with 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Lumberjacks (3-4).

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