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Women's basketball roundup

Hartley propels Huskies

Associated Press / December 1, 2011
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Bria Hartley had 24 points and five assists as No. 2 Connecticut routed Towson, 92-31, last night in Hartford, the Huskies’ final tuneup before hosting defending national champion Texas A&M next week.

Freshman Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis added 21 points for UConn (7-0), which extended its NCAA-record home-court winning streak to 90 games.

The Huskies, who had four players in double figures, have now won 163 straight against non-ranked opponents, and 256 in a row against the unranked at home.

Camille Alberson had 9 points to lead Towson (4-2), which had 30 turnovers, including 20 in the first half, when the Huskies jumped out to a 52-14 lead.

Baylor 91, Texas Southern 39 - Brittney Griner had 23 points and 14 rebounds for her fifth double-double this season as the top-ranked Lady Bears stretched their home winning streak to 27 games with a win over the Tigers.

Odyssey Sims had 19 points, 9 assists, and a career-high 8 steals for the 7-0 Lady Bears. Kimetria Hayden and Brooklyn Pope had 13 points apiece.

Kiara Taylor led Texas Southern (1-4) with 12 points on four 3-pointers.

It was the 30th double-double in 79 career games for Griner, the 6-foot-8-inch junior phenom who was a unanimous preseason AP All-America pick this season.

Maryland 74, Michigan 65 - Alyssa Thomas scored 24 points and the sixth-ranked Terrapins used a late surge to top the previously unbeaten Wolverines in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at College Park, Md.

The Terrapins (8-0) led, 60-59, with six minutes left before Laurin Mincy drilled a 3-pointer, Lynetta Kizer added a 3-point play and Anjale Barrett made two free throws for a 9-point cushion with 3:52 remaining.

Tianna Hawkins had 10 points and 16 rebounds, and Mincy contributed 11 points and eight rebounds for the Terrapins.

Courtney Boylan scored 17 and Reynolds had 15 for Michigan, which had an 8-0 start for the first time in school history. The Wolverines have never defeated a team in the Top 10.

Wisconsin 58, BC 50 - Taylor Wurtz scored 19 points and Anya Covington added 13 as the Badgers dropped the Eagles at Madison, Wis.

Shayra Brown led the Eagles with 11 points and Katie Zenevitch and Tiffany Ruffin scored 9 points each.

Harvard 62, BU 57 - Christine Clark led four scorers in double digits with 16 points and Emma Golen recorded her first career double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) as the Crimson toppled the Terriers at Lavietes Pavilion.

Chantell Alford scored a game-high 19 and Mo Moran added 18 for BU.

Central Conn. 63, Holy Cross 54 - Junior Jaclyn Babe scored a game-high 24 points as the Blue Devils held off the visiting Crusaders. Alex Smith led Holy Cross with 15 points.

New Hampshire 58, Dartmouth 53 - Denise Beliveau collected 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Wildcats beat the Big Green at Hanover, N.H.

Bryant 72, URI 62 - Meredith Soper scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Bulldogs defeated the Rams at Smithfield, R.I.

Bentley 75, St. Michael’s 66 - Lauren Battista (14 points), Jacqui Brugliera (13), Kelsey Roberson (12), and Courtney Finn (10) scored in double figures as the Falcons, the top-ranked team in Division 2, edged the Purple Knights in Waltham.

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