Senior Kathrin Ress and freshman Elisabeth Egnell led the way for Boston College, combining for 27 points and 17 rebounds in the Eagles' 53-36 win over Holy Cross last night in Worcester.
Ress had 13 points and nine rebounds and Egnell added 14 points and eight boards as BC improved to 6-2.
Kaitlin Foley was the only Crusader to reach double figures, finishing with 10 points. Holy Cross (3-5) shot only 29.4 percent from the floor, and finished 4 for 17 from 3-point range.
The Eagles stretched their lead to 13 by opening the second half with a 9-4 run to make it 36-23 with 10:58 to play.
After Ress picked up her third foul with 10:21 to go, Holy Cross ran off 5 straight points, but BC responded with a 9-0 run, capped by Egnell's 3-point play with 5:05 left to go up, 50-28.
Arizona St. 75, BU 53 -- Danielle Orsillo scored 19 points and Briann January added 16 points and 7 rebounds to help the No. 14 Sun Devils down the Terriers in the first round of the ASU Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
Jesyka Burks-Wiley led BU (3-3) with 11 points. The Sun Devils held the Terriers' leading scorer, Katie Meinhardt, to 6 points -- 9 fewer than her average.
It was the first game for Arizona State (6-1) since starting forward Aubree Johnson's 15-year-old brother died in his sleep while in the US Virgin Islands to see his sister play in a tournament. Johnson and starter Emily Westerberg missed last night's game to be in Idaho for Jordan Johnson's funeral today.
BU closed to 54-42 with 8:19 to play, but Arizona State scored 7 straight points and the Terriers never got closer than 16. Arizona State advanced to the championship against Northern Arizona.
Sacred Heart 76, Providence 69 -- Amanda Pape had 25 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 steals, and the Pioneers pulled away in the second half to beat the Friars in Fairfield, Conn.
Kaitlin Sowinsky added 23 points and nine rebounds for Sacred Heart (3-4). Shauna Snyder led Providence (7-2) with 21 points and six rebounds.
Rice 79, Texas A&M 66 -- Lauren Neaves had 20 points and 20 rebounds and Valeriy Berezhynska scored 21 points to help the host Owls (5-2) upset the No. 10 Aggies (6-1).
Fresno St. 74, Texas Tech 65 -- Tierre Wilson scored 20 points to lead the host Bulldogs (4-2) to a win over the No. 25 Red Raiders.
St. Rose 80, Merrimack 72 -- Ashley Brownlee scored a career-high 25 points but a second-half rally by the Warriors (1-4) fell short in a loss to the Golden Knights (6-0) in North Andover.
Joe Trapani led the Catamounts (3-4) with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Mike Trimboli and Kyle Cieplicki scored 11 apiece and Chris Holm pulled down 10 rebounds for Vermont, which has dropped three of four since upsetting then-No. 14 BC Nov. 13.
Maine 68, NJIT 58 -- Jon Sheets scored 19 points to lead the Black Bears (4-4) over the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
Marquette 83, Northwestern St. 67 -- Ousmane Barro had a career-high 21 points and tied a personal best with 13 rebounds to help the No. 8 Golden Eagles (8-0) cruise in Milwaukee.