Women’s roundup

Roundup: No. 2 UConn women rout Hartford

UConn freshman Breanna Stewart rips down a rebound between Hartford’s Christie Michals (left) and Taylor Clark.
UConn freshman Breanna Stewart rips down a rebound between Hartford’s Christie Michals (left) and Taylor Clark.

Breanna Stewart scored a season-high 27 points and four teammates also scored in double figures as No. 2 Connecticut defeated Hartford, 102-45, Saturday in West Hartford.

A pregame ceremony honored the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, with youth players from Newtown joining the teams on court.

It was the fifth time that Stewart, a freshman, had led the Huskies (10-0) in scoring this season. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 21 points, Kelly Faris 18, Bria Hartley 15, and Stefanie Dolson 10 for UConn.


Stewart also had a team-high seven rebounds. Daphne Elliott led Hartford (8-3) with 10 points.

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It was the first time the teams played on Hartford’s home court since Dec. 23, 1990. UConn has won all 13 games.

UConn looked ready for its next game against top-ranked Stanford Dec. 29 in California. The Huskies led, 51-15, at halftime, shooting 63.3 percent in the opening 20 minutes with four players scoring in double figures, led by 15 points from Hartley.

Stanford 73, Tennessee 60 — Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and the top-ranked Cardinal remained unbeaten with a victory over the 10th-ranked Lady Vols in Knoxville, Tenn.

Ogwumike, who entered the game averaging 21.9 points and 12.2 rebounds, also had a career-high five assists for the Cardinal (11-0).


Bashaara Graves had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Tennessee (7-3). Meighan Simmons added 12 points, while Ariel Massengale and Cierra Burdick had 11 points each.

Duke 75, Southern California 60 — Chelsea Gray led five players in double figures with 18 points and the No. 4 Blue Devils remained undefeated by beating the host Trojans in the Women of Troy Classic.

Tricia Liston added 14 points, Elizabeth Williams had 13 and Haley Peters 12 for Duke (10-0), which went 2-0 on its West Coast visit. The Blue Devils beat Cal State Bakersfield, 97-63, Friday night for coach Joanne P. McCallie’s 150th victory at the school in their opening game of the four-team event.

Cassie Harberts scored 17 points and Kate Oliver had 15 points and 10 rebounds for USC (3-7), which has lost five in a row. The Trojans committed 20 turnovers, leading to 21 points by Duke.

Oklahoma State 90, Texas-Arlington 54 — Brittney Martin recorded a triple-double and Toni Young scored 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting, helping 15th-ranked Cowgirls improve to 9-0 for the third time in school history with a win over the host Mavericks.


Martin, a freshman, had 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.

Dayton 91, Siena 53 — Ally Malott led six players in double figures with 19 points as No. 16 Flyers (12-0) crushed the Saints at Loudonville, N.Y.

Florida State 93, UNC Greensboro 63 — Chasity Clayton scored 21 points to lead the 23d-ranked Seminoles to a rout of the host Spartans.

Colorado 81, Utah Valley 45 — At Boulder, Colo., Jen Reese scored a career-high 16 points to lead the No. 25 Buffaloes past the Wolverines for the 700th victory for the program.

Northeastern 78, UMass 51 — Jewel Tunstull had game-highs in points (15) and rebounds (8) as the Huskies (6-2) pounded the Minutewomen at Solomon Court. A’lece Mark had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals for the winners.

Jasmine Harris led UMass (2-10) with 14 points.

Cleveland State 58, New Hampshire 47 — Shalonda Winton’s 22-point, nine-rebound performance lifted the host Vikings (7-4) past the Wildcats (5-6) for their sixth straight win.

Cari Reed recorded her third double-double of the season for UNH, collecting 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Providence 78, Rhode Island 52 — Tori Rule scored 16 points and Alexis Harris added 14 points and eight rebounds as the Friars improved to 3-8 with a win over the visiting Rams. Tayra Melendez scored a game-high 19 points to pace Rhode Island (5-7).

Quinnipiac 75, St. John’s 72 — Felicia Barron pumped in 19 points and Samantha Guastella collected 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Bobcats improved to 8-1 with a home win.

La Salle 60, Fairfield 50 — Shanel Harrison’s 16 points led the Explorers (3-9) past the host Stags (5-4). Katie Cizynski led Fairfield with 16 points.