Nov. 21, 2012
Duquesne 64, North Dakota 38
Jocelyn Floyd tied career-highs of 19 points and nine steals as the Duquesne women's basketball team (3-1) defeated North Dakota (0-3) 64-38 on Wednesday afternoon. Wumi Agunbiade scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Oditte Odisho added a career-high 10. Ahjah Hall recorded a career-high five steals for the Dukes who avenge last season's 86-80 loss to North Dakota.
Saint Louis 51, UNO 42
Lorreal Jones and Mallory Eggert combined for 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead Saint Louis to a 51-42 victory over Nebraska Omaha Wednesday afternoon at Sapp Fieldhouse. The Billikens, who take on Western Illinois Saturday at 2 p.m. in their home opener, improved to 1-3. Nebraska Omaha fell to 3-1.
George Washington 48, USC Upstate 37
The George Washington women's basketball team picked up its first road win of the season on Wednesday evening, defeating host USC Upstate, 48-37, at the Spartans' G.B. Hodge Center. With the win, the Colonials improve to 3-1 for the first time since the 2007-08 season, when they started 4-0 en route to the NCAA Sweet 16.
Xavier 73, Morehead State 58
Rutgers 66, Temple 50
Led by junior Shatyra Hawkes with a career-high 24 points, the Xavier women's basketball team soared past the visiting Morehead State Eagles, 73-58, Wednesday night at Cintas Center. Hawkes was the game's leading scorer and grabbed a season-high six rebounds. Also for Xavier (3-1), sophomore Lakeisha Crouch scored a career-high 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and tallied three steals on the night. Senior Amber Gray and junior Ashley Wanninger chipped in nine points apiece.
With a big run early in the first half, Rutgers established a lead that would prove too great for Temple women's basketball to overcome, and the Scarlet Knights came away with an eventual 66-50 win on Wednesday night in McGonigle Hall. Rutgers (2-1) was led by Erica Wheeler with 14 points and Betnijah Laney with 13, while Tyonna Williams scored a career-high 15 points for Temple (3-2).
Brown 55, Rhode Island 51
After a fairly even first half where Brown took a 24-22 lead into the break, the Bears returned from the locker room and pushed their advantage to 10 (39-29) over the first eight minutes of the second frame. Rhode Island began to chip away at the lead, however, and finally moved back on top after a jumper by junior Emilie Cloutier made it 47-46 URI with just under five minutes to go. Cloutier then netted a pair of attempts from the line to give the Rams a 49-46 advantage, but Brown closed things out with a 9-2 run to escape with the victory.
Hartford 71, Massachusetts 65
UMass women’s basketball used a strong second half scoring performance to pull within one basket of tying Hartford after trailing by 11 at halftime, eventually falling to the Hawks, 71-65 at the Mullins Center on Wednesday evening. Senior center Jasmine Watson tallied a game-high 22 points and eight rebounds, shooting 9-for-15 from the field and a 4-for-5 day from the free throw line.
Fordham 55, San Francisco 48
With double digit scoring from Erin Rooney and Marah Strickland, the Rams had plenty to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Eve, as they defeated the University of San Francisco Dons 55-48 in War Memorial Gym. With the win, Fordham moves to 4-0 on the season for the first time since '95-96 while the loss drops USF to 2-2.