No. 2 Stanford puts FGCU away in Hawaii tournament


HONOLULU (AP) — Haley Jones had 24 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 2 Stanford pull away from Florida…

HONOLULU (AP) — Haley Jones had 24 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 2 Stanford pull away from Florida Gulf Coast 93-69 on Friday in the first round of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

The Cardinal (6-1) got back in the win column five days after losing to top-ranked South Carolina. Jones had 14 points by halftime and finished 12-of-18 shooting from the field. She also had three assists and a steal.

Stanford shot 52.1% overall was 13 of 16 from the free-throw line. The Cardinal led just 41-37 at halftime.

Tishara Morehouse paced the Eagles (4-1) with 26 points. Uju Ezeudu had 10 of her 13 points in the first half.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chrislyn Carr scored 17 points in Louisville’s easy win over Longwood.

The Cardinals (5-2) were without Hailey Van Lith, who did not play because of an unspecified injury. Her teammates made quick work of the Lancers (1-4), jumping out to an 18-2 lead in the first four minutes and never giving up the lead.

Louisville shot a season-best 55.9% and had six players score in double figures. Carr, a graduate transfer from Syracuse, made 5 of 7 3-pointers, and finished with a season-best seven rebounds and five assists.

Adriana Shipp-Davis scored 14 points to lead the Lancers, who shot just 23% and were outrebounded 57-23.


CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — River Baldwin had 18 points with 11 rebounds, Diamond Johnson scored 12 of her 16 points with 3-pointers, and North Carolina State cruised past West Virginia in the Cancun Classic.

It was the second career double-double for Baldwin but her the first with the Wolfpack after spending three seasons at Florida State.

The Wolfpack (6-1) led West Virginia 19-12 after one quarter and dominated the second, outscoring the Mountaineers 24-6 to bolt to a 48-18 lead. N.C. State finished at 52% shooting from the field.

Ja’Naiya Quinerly had 16 points to lead West Virginia (4-1), which went 3 of 29 from 3-point range and shot 23% overall.


FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Aneesah Morrow scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Keke Rimmer and Jorie Allen also had double-doubles and DePaul dominated down the stretch to knock off Maryland at the Fort Myers Tip-Off.

The Terrapins trailed a vast majority of the game but a layup by Faith Masonius capped a 7-0 run for a 54-52 lead early in the fourth quarter. After a Darrione Rogers 3-pointer for DePaul, Abby Meyers hit a jumper for a 56-55 Maryland lead.

Rimmer had 13 points and 12 rebounds off the bench and Allen had 10 and 13 for the Blue Demons (3-2).

Shyanne Sellars scored 13 for Maryland (4-2).


CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Jensen made a clutch 3-pointer and scored 18 points and she and Morgan Maly made six free throws in the final 30 seconds to give Creighton a win over Xavier in a Big East Conference opener.

Fernanda Ovalle scored four points in a 6-0 run that gave Xavier a 46-44 lead with 3:27 to play. Jayme Horan turned a turnover into a tying basket for Creighton with 2:08 to go and Emma Ronsiek’s layup produced a lead with 1:29 left after a Xavier miss.

Then Jensen cashed in on a turnover with a 3-pointer and the Bluejays (6-0) led 51-46 with 1:05 remaining.

Taylor Smith made a 3 for the Musketeers with 35 seconds to go but Creighton was good at the line.

Smith and Ovalle both scored 15 points for the Musketeers (5-1).


ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Sarah Andrews scored 16 points and had six assists, Darianna Littlepage-Buggs had 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Baylor beat Saint Louis in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Baylor opened the game on a 14-2 run, led 25-11 after one quarter and held a double-digit advantage the rest of the way. The Bears led 86-47 with 7:58 to go in the fourth.

Ja’Mee Asberry added 14 points, and Jaden Owens added 11 points and 10 assists for Baylor (4-1).

Brooke Flowers scored 13 points, Mia Nicastro added 12 and Peyton Kennedy had 11 for Saint Louis (1-6).


ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Maddy Siegrist scored 29 points and Villanova rebounded from blowing a 21-point lead in the second half against Belmont.

The Wildcats (5-0) were ahead 66-45 on a Lucy Olsen jumper at the 4:07 mark of the third quarter. That’s when the Bruins (1-4), reeled off 10 straight to end the quarter, pulling within 66-55 on a Destinee Wells 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The run reached 18, then Olsen ended Villanova’s 6:12 drought with a basket before Sydni Harvey tied it with a 3 and a layup.

Nikki Baird made two free throws to bring Belmont within 81-80 with 11 seconds left. Siegrist made just 1 of 2 from the line and Teresa Miller was fouled on an offensive rebound but Miller missed the first free throw and was missed the second on purpose with three seconds to go. Christina Dalce wrapped up the win with a free throw.

Harvey scored 24 points to lead Belmont.


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