Unbeaten Holy Cross women top Northeastern, 70-62

Sophomore forward Raquel Scott scored a team-high 17 points and added 10 rebounds for her third straight double-double as the Holy Cross women defeated Northeastern, 70-62, Wednesday night in Worcester and remained undefeated at 6-0.

Holy Cross senior guard Brisje Malone added 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists, while senior guard Alex Smith tallied 15 points and eight assists. The Crusaders started the season 6-0 for the first time since 1982-83. The Huskies, who fell to 4-3, were led by Jewel Tunstull with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Tunstull was joined in double figures by Amencie Mercier with a season-high 13 and A’lece Mark with 13.

BU 66, UMass 63 — Senior Rashidat Agboola scored 21 points and added eight rebounds to lift the Terriers over the Minutewomen in Amherst. Playing in its fifth straight road game, BU also got 16 points from Danielle Callahan, and junior Mollie McKendrick scored 10. Whitney Turner led the Terriers (3-6) with 13 rebounds. UMass fell to 2-7. Maryland 67, Ohio State 55 — Alyssa Thomas had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and the No. 8 Terrapins overcame a shaky first half to beat the Buckeyes in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in College Park, Md.


The Terrapins (8-1) led by only 3 points at the break before returning to make their first four shots as part of an 11-2 run that made it 40-28. Thomas scored 6 points in the spree and Brene Moseley sank Mayland’s first 3-pointer of the game.


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Ohio State 76, Maryland 60 — LaQuinton Ross scored 17 of his 20 points in the first half, hitting his first four 3-pointers, to lead the No. 5 Buckeyes to an early lead and a victory over the Terrapins in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Columbus, Ohio.

Sam Thompson added 14 points, including four rim-rattling dunks, and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 12. Aaron Craft created havoc on defense and chipped in with 10 points as the Buckeyes (7-0) controlled the game at both ends.

Louisville 90, Missouri-Kansas City 62 — Montrezl Harrell scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures as the seventh-ranked Cardinals routed the visiting Kangaroos.

Facing first-year Kangaroos coach Kareem Richardson, Louisville reminded the former Cardinals assistant what he left behind to take the UMKC job. Though less dominant on offense than in last December’s 99-47 victory over the Kangaroos, the Cardinals (7-1) controlled the game throughout and steadily pulled away in the second half.


Wisconsin 48, Virginia 38 — Josh Gasser scored 11 points and the No. 8 Badgers won a defensive struggle in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., giving coach Bo Ryan his 300th victory with the Badgers.

The Badgers (9-0) extended their best start since 1993-94 by limiting the Cavaliers to 23-percent shooting, including a stretch of nearly 22 minutes spanning halftime in which the Cavaliers managed just three field goals.