Brittney Griner lifts Baylor over Kansas State
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Chantell Alford had 21 points and led four players in double figures as Boston University routed Maine, 85-54, at Orono, Maine, in which the Terriers (15-3) won their 12th straight to remain unbeaten in the America East with a 5-0 mark.
Alford hit five 3-pointers and is one away from tying former teammate Alex Young (218) for the most in BU history.
Mo Moran and Whitney Turner each scored 13 points and Rashidat Agboola added 11 points and eight rebounds.
The Black Bears, (1-16, 0-4) were led by Liz Wood, who had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ashleigh Roberts added 10 points for Maine.
The Terriers took a 37-18 lead in the first half after a 16-2 run that put the game out of reach for the Black Bears, who were held without a field goal for more than eight minutes.
BU built on the big edge in the second half when Agboola scored the first 7 points, then the Terriers went on a 12-2 run, including two 3-pointers for a 56-22 lead.
Baylor 90, Kansas State 69 — Brittney Griner scored 29 points and the top-ranked Lady Bears routed the undersized Wildcats in Manhattan, Kan., for their 27th consecutive regular season Big 12 victory.
Brooklyn Pope added 12 points and Kimetria Hayden had 11 for the Lady Bears (15-1, 5-0), who have won 13 straight overall since losing to then-No. 4 Stanford early in the season. With the Cardinal’s loss to California last week, the Lady Bears now own the longest conference winning streak.
Griner pushed her career scoring total to 2,770 points.
Duke 48, Virginia Tech 26 — Elizabeth Williams scored 20 points to keep No. 4 Duke unbeaten.
The host Blue Devils (16-0, 5-0 ACC), who are the only undefeated team left in Division 1, have won 18 straight in the series, the last eight by double digits.
Fordham 69, UMass 57 — Erin Rooney scored 19 points and Marah Strickland and Abigail Corning had 14 points each to lead the Rams (12-5, 2-0 Atlantic 10) over the Minutewomen (3-14, 1-1) in New York. UMass was led by Carolann Cloutier’s 13 points and the Minutewomen got 11 each from Jasmine Watson and Emily Mital. Rashida Timbilla had 10 rebounds and 9 points for UMass.
Albany 78, UNH 43 — Ebone Henry and Lindsey Lowrie had 16 points each to lead the Great Danes over the visiting Wildcats. Cari Reed had 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks for UNH (6-10, 1-3 America East), but Albany won its fifth straight for a 4-0 conference mark and 13-3 overall.
Navy 60, Holy Cross 47 — Alix Membreno had 16 points and Chloe Stapleton added 12 to lift the Mids over the Crusaders in Worcester. Navy (9-8, 2-0 Patriot League) also got 11 points from Audrey Bauer. Holy Cross (8-9, 0-2) was led by Alex Smith with 12 points and Amy Lepley, who added 11.
Charlotte 53, URI 42 — Jennifer Hailey had 15 points and the 49ers rallied in the second half to defeat the host Rams, who faded down the stretch. Tayra Melendez led URI (5-12, 0-2 A10) with 12 points. Charlotte moved to 12-4 and 1-1.
Rutgers 87, Providence 61 — Betnijah Laney had a game-high 24 points and Monique Oliver added 16 as the host Scarlet Knights defeated the Friars in a Big East matchup. Rutgers (10-7, 1-3) also got 14 points from Kahleah Copper. Providence (5-11, 0-3) was led by Symone Roberts’s 19 points and Tori Rule, who had 17. The Friars also got 10 from Danielle Pearson.
BU 5, Northeastern 4 — Sarah Lefort led the Terriers with a hat trick and No. 5 Boston University held off a late rally in the last three minutes to defeat the No. 10 Huskies at Walter Brown Arena. Trailing, 5-2, with less than three minutes left in regulation, Northeastern (11-9-2, 5-6-1 Hockey East) scored twice in 10 seconds, but fell short to the Terriers (15-3-3, 10-2-1).