Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Tigers top Tennessee
nMissouri upsets No. 9 Volunteers, 80-63, for its first win vs. a ranked team in almost two years. ASSOCIATED PRESS,
Morgan Eye scored 26 points and Bri Kulas added 20, and Missouri upset No. 9 Tennessee 80-63 on Sunday for its first win over a ranked team in almost two years.
The Tigers (15-8, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) shot 52.7 percent from the field, their best showing in SEC play this season, and went 11 for 24 on 3-point attempts.
Kamiko Williams scored 14 points to lead the Lady Vols (17-5, 8-1 SEC) before leaving with 16:59 left with an apparent leg injury. Tennessee has lost two of three and had its 12-game winning streak in the SEC snapped.
The Tigers' last victory over a ranked team came March 5, 2011, against No. 23 Iowa State. The last time they beat a top-10 team was Jan. 23, 2010, when they beat No. 10 Baylor 70-62.
Simmons scored 13 points and Taber Spani added 12 for Tennessee, which beat the Tigers 84-39 on Jan. 10 in Knoxville. Spani said she played in front of about 60 family and friends in her first game back in Missouri since growing up in the Kansas City area.
Williams scored all of her points and grabbed six rebounds in the first half, helping the Lady Vols keep up with Missouri's six 3's. She fell to the floor after clutching her leg three minutes into the second half after attempting to grab a defensive rebound and remained there for a few minutes before being helped off the court. She sat on the bench for the final 10 minutes after a brief visit to the locker room.
Maryland 85, Boston College 62: Tianna Hawkins scored 26 points and Alyssa Thomas had 24 points to help the No. 10 Terrapins beat the Eagles.
Thomas added 12 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season and the 32nd of her career to help Maryland (18-3, 9-1 ACC) stay unbeaten in 12 home games this season. The Terrapins have won eight straight.
Kristen Doherty led Boston College (9-12, 3-7) with 18 points before fouling out with 5:43 to play. Kerri Shields added 14 for the Eagles.
Thomas became the 16th player in the program's history to score 1,400 points. The junior now has 1,405 points in her career. Hawkins has scored in double figures in 19 straight games and 20 of 21 games this season.
Duke 84, North Carolina 63: Chloe Wells scored a career-high 18 points to help the No. 5 Blue Devils roll past the No. 11 Tar Heels.
Tricia Liston added 15 for the Blue Devils (20-1, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who jumped all over the Tar Heels (20-3, 8-2) to take the drama out of this one early. Duke blew the game open with a 29-3 run over 10 minutes, led by 31 at halftime and was up by as many as 33 points in its fifth straight win in the rivalry.
Delaware 79, Hofstra 63: Elena Delle Donne scored 35 points and the No. 25 Blue Hens won their 13th straight game.
Delle Donne scored 21 first-half points as the Blue Hens (18-3, 9-0 Colonial Athletic Association) broke open a tight game in the final 10 minutes of the half. The senior All-American's contested 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer made it 46-33.
Delaware's lead grew to 21 points, 56-35, in the opening 4 minutes of the second half. Hofstra (9-10, 5-3) never got any closer than 13 points after intermission.
Delle Donne finished the game with 10 baskets on 20 shots, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, and she also grabbed nine rebounds.
Danielle Parker added 15 points and Lauren Carra 11 for the Blue Hens, who have won 28 straight regular-season conference games.
Stanford 65, Oregon State 45: Chiney Ogwumike posted her sixth straight double-double with a career-high 32 points and 18 rebounds to lead No. 4 Stanford.
Amber Orrange and Bonnie Samuelson -- who hit four 3-pointers -- added 12 points apiece for the Cardinal (20-2, 9-1 Pac-12).
Jamie Weisner had 13 points and Ali Gibson added 12 for the Beavers (9-13, 3-7), who trailed by as many as 16 in the first half but closed to 35-26 when Gibson opened the second half with a reverse layup.
California 72, Oregon 45: Layshia Clarendon scored 15, Gennifer Brandon and Talia Caldwell each had double-doubles for the No. 6 Golden Bears.