Boston injured in Gamecocks’ No. 1 win; No. 3 UConn Tops Iowa |

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — Aliyah Boston missed the second half of Sunday’s No. 1 South Carolina vs. Hampton game with her right foot in a hiking boot, but reserves Bree Hall and Ashlyn Watkins each scored 14 points in an 85-38 victory .

Kamila Cardoso added 11 points and 14 rebounds for South Carolina. It was the eighth career double-double for the 6ft 7 forward.

Boston, the reigning Associated Press Player of the Year, fell heavily on a drive to the basket late in the second quarter and took moments to get up. Shortly thereafter, she went to the dressing room before the period ended.

Boston didn’t come out early in the third quarter and returned to the bench midway through the period with a hiking boot on his right foot. Boston spent the rest of the game cheering for their teammates, who improved to 6-0 this season and 5-0 all-time against the Pirates.

#2 STANFORD 68, HAWAII 39

HONOLULU (AP) — Ashten Pretchel hit 12 of her season bests of 17 points in the first half to help Stanford easily defeat Hawaii on the final day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

The Cardinal (7-1) cleared an early deficit and held the Rainbow Wahine (1-6) at a season low.

Pretchel came off the bench and shot 6 of 10 off the field, including hitting five 3-pointers. She also grabbed 11 rebounds.

Lily Wahinekapu led Hawaii by 12 points.

NO. 3 UCONN 86, NO. 9IOWA79

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Azzi Fudd scored 24 points to put UConn past Iowa in the championship game of the inaugural Phil Knight Legacy Women’s Tournament.

Fudd had plenty of support, with Aaliyah Edwards (20 points, 13 rebounds) and three other Huskies (5-0) in double figures. Edwards was named MVP of the tournament.

Iowa (5-2) star Caitlin Clark had 25 points and Kate Martin added 20.

Edwards helped UConn get off to a strong start, scoring 10 points while the Huskies built a 20-14 lead.

Clark and the Hawkeyes then went up on a 13-2 run early in the second quarter and led 41-35 at halftime. Clark scored 17 points in the first half.

NO. 4 STATE OHIO 105, NORTH ALABAMA 67

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rebeka Mikulasikova scored 23 points and Cotie McMahon added 20 to lead Ohio State past North Alabama.

The Buckeyes (6-0) shot 58.6% from the field as all five starters scored double digits.

North Alabama (3-3) trailed by eight points in the second quarter with less than eight minutes to go, but Ohio State extended their lead with an 11-0 run that was five points clear of Madison Greene.

The Buckeyes led 59-37 at halftime and went up to 39 in less than three minutes.

#8 NORTH CAROLINA 73, #5 IOWA STATE 64

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Deja Kelly scored 29 points to lead North Carolina to a 17-point comeback against Iowa State to win the Phil Knight Invitational tournament championship game.

Kennedy Todd-Williams added 17 points to help the Tar Heels (6-0) complete the comeback and remain undefeated for the season. Alyssa Ustby contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Stephanie Soares led the Cyclones (5-1) with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Ashley Joens had 18 points and nine rebounds as Iowa State suffered its first loss of the year.

NO. 11 VIRGINIA TECH 89, LONGWOOD 28

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Elizabeth Kitley had a double-double, Kayana Traylor added a double-double off the bench and Virginia Tech rolled over Longwood.

Kitley had 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Hokies. Traylor had 11 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Ashley Owusu scored 21 points, which is 4 out of 5 3-pointer points.

The Hokies set a program record by holding South Carolina Upstate to 24 points on November 14. Longwood went by 24 points when Adriana Shipp-Davis made a layup with 4:44 minutes left.

Shipp-Davis had seven rebounds for Longwood (1-5). The Lancers shot 16.7% overall, which was also their 3-point percentage (3-for-18).

NO. 14 MARYLAND 87, PITTSBURGH 63

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Abby Meyers scored 12 of her 23 points in Maryland’s third quarter with 36 points, and the Terrapins rolled past Pittsburgh for the Ft. Myers Tip Off.

Brinae Alexander hit three 3-pointers in the Terps’ best quarter of the season and was 5-of-7 with 17 points from range. Lavender Briggs contributed 10 points as the three transfers had their biggest results of the season for Maryland. Shyanne Sellers added 13 points for the Terrapins (6-2), who went 2-1 in the tournament.

Maryland went behind the arc 7 of 10 and shot 55% in the second half.

Maliyah Johnson had 15 points for the Panthers (5-2), who were down just a 3-pointer but outplayed at the foul line with 13 points where Maryland was 20 of 23.

No. 18 OREGON 86, MICHIGAN STATE 78

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Endyia Rogers had 19 points including critical consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, Phillipina Kyei had a career-high double-double and Oregon held Michigan State back in the third-place game of the Phil Knight Invitational.

The Ducks led 29-12 when Rogers made the opening basket of the second quarter, but the Spartans were slowly trailing behind Kamaria McDaniel, who had a season-high 28 points. McDaniel hit a 3-pointer and Matilda Ekh had a steal and layup and Michigan State tied the game 7-17.

By that point Rogers, who had a career-high five 3-pointers, scored from long range, the first coming after a time-out and the Ducks regained control.

Isaline Alexander scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Ekh 12 for the Spartans (6-2).

NO. 19 TEXAS 74, PRINCETON 50

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sonya Morris scored 15 points, Taylor Jones hit a double-double and Texas stormed to a win over Princeton.

Morris sank 5 of 10 shots from the floor with two 3-pointers for Texas (3-3). Jones finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Rori Harmon had 11 points and Aaliyah Moore scored 10.

The Longhorns clinched their second straight win after a three-game losing streak. Texas fell 16 places in the AP poll.

Kaitlyn Chen defeated Princeton (3-2) by 15 points. Julia Cunningham added 10 points. Ellie Mitchell came on and led the nation with 16.2 rebounds per game. She missed and had seven boards.

#22 MICHIGAN 84, #21 BAYLOR 75

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Emily Kiser scored 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds, Laila Phelia added 20 points and Michigan scored the final 11 points to beat Baylor in the Gulf Coast Showcase championship game.

Maddie Nolan scored seven of her 12 points in a 20-5 run in the last four minutes and Leigha Brown finished the tournament with 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Michigan (7-0).

Ja’Mee Asberry hit inside to give Baylor a 75-73 lead with 2 minutes left, but Brown made a layup and after a missed 3-point shot at the other end, snagged her own offensive rebound and kicked it down Phelia rolled out a 3 that gave the Wolverines the ultimate lead with 48 seconds remaining.

Jaden Owens scored 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting for the Bears.

NO. 23 TENNESSEE 105, EASTERN KENTUCKY 71

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rickea Jackson scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack and Tennessee drove to a win over Eastern Kentucky.

Jordan Horston added 14 points for the Lady Vols (4-4), Jillian Hollingshead and Tamari Key 13 each, and Karoline Striplin 10. Jackson and Horston both had five assists and joined Hollingshead with eight rebounds.

Antwainette Walker scored 18 points for the Colonels (4-3).

NO. 23 VILLANOVA 72, SOUTH FLORIDA 50

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Maddy Siegrist scored 25 points to surpass 2,000 for her career, and Villanova capitalized on a hot start to beat South Florida in the third-place playoff at the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Siegrist scored 13 points in the first half and 10 in the third quarter as the Wildcats (6-1) took a 58-36 lead. Lucy Olsen hit 10 of her 13 before the break.

Siegrist became the third player in Villanova history to reach the 2,000-point plateau when she hit a jumper at 3:46 in the third quarter to give the Wildcats a 50-31 lead.

Sammie Puisis scored 17 points for the Bulls (7-2). Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu had 14 points with 17 rebounds – which was her career high, and Elena Tsineke had 11.


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