Brooke Queenan scored 16 points and Clare Droesch had 15 to lead No. 22 Boston College past Syracuse, 75-50, yesterday in Syracuse, N.Y.
The win snapped a three-game skid by the Eagles (16-6, 7-4 Big East) and sent Syracuse (11-12, 3-9) to its fourth straight loss. The Orange have lost their last 14 games against ranked teams.
Aja Parham and Lisa Macchia each scored 11 points for the Eagles, who shot 50.9 percent for the game, finished with 23 assists on 28 baskets, and outrebounded the Orange, 43-23.
Jessica Richter led the Orange with 14 points and Vida Sipaviciute and Rochelle Coleman each had 12. Chineze Nwagbo, Syracuse's leading scorer at nearly 11 points per game, played only 11 minutes, missed both shots she took, and finished with 2 points.
BC had lost to No. 6 Notre Dame, St. John's, and No. 10 Connecticut since leading scorer Jessalyn Deveny ruptured an Achilles' tendon early against the Irish 10 days ago and was lost for the season.
Notre Dame 72, Georgetown 58 -- At South Bend, Ind., Jacqueline Batteast had 20 points and eight rebounds as the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish recovered from nearly squandering a 17-point lead, beating the Hoyas for their ninth straight win. Batteast moved into fourth place on Notre Dame's all-time scoring list with 1,765 points, 2 ahead of Alicia Ratay. Ruth Riley, who led the Irish to a national championship in 2001, is third with 2,072 points. Teresa Borton added 14 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds for her fourth career double-double as the Irish (22-3, 10-2 Big East) outrebounded Georgetown, 42-21.
Mary Lisicky led Georgetown (9-13, 4-7) with 16 points. Kate Carlin added 11 points and Bethany LeSueur had 10. Kieraah Marlow, Georgetown's leading scorer at 13.2 points a game, was held to 6 points.
Baylor 87, Oklahoma State 51 -- Sophia Young had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the seventh-ranked Lady Bears in Waco, Texas. Steffanie Blackmon added 12 points and 13 rebounds for Baylor (19-3, 9-2 Big 12). The Lady Bears led by as many as 35 at 57-22 and 66-31. Baylor finished the game with an 8-0 run.
Young and Blackmon dominated inside as the Lady Bears outscored Oklahoma State, 48-14, in the paint and outrebounded the Cowgirls, 46-31.
Nina Stone and Taleesha Conder led Oklahoma State (7-14, 2-9) with 14 points each and Christian Hood had 12.
Nebraska 88, Iowa State 59 -- Kiera Hardy scored 27 points and Jina Johansen finished with a career-best 16 points and nine assists, leading the Cornhuskers (15-8, 7-4 Big 12) at home.Megan Ronhovde scored 12 points to lead Iowa State (18-4, 8-3). Katie Robinette and Lyndsey Medders each added 10.