Freshman Abby Waner collected 23 points, including five three-pointers, and six assists to lead No. 2 Duke to a 99-52 victory over Colorado...
DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Abby Waner collected 23 points, including five three-pointers, and six assists to lead No. 2 Duke to a 99-52 victory over Colorado State on Thursday.
Wanisha Smith and Mistie Williams scored 13 points apiece for Duke (9-0).
Melissa Dennett had 16 points and 10 assists for the Rams (5-4), who lost for the third time in four games.
The Blue Devils made 12 three-pointers.
Duke coach Gail Goestenkors noted her physical team was listed among the NCAA leaders in fouls and turnovers earlier this week.
“Those two numbers stood out for me,” she said.
No. 6 Maryland 70, at George Mason 33
Ashleigh Newman scored 21 points, and the victorious Terrapins (10-1) held the Patriots (4-5) to 20 percent shooting from the field.
Maryland’s Marissa Coleman added 20 points and 10 rebounds.
“It wasn’t the prettiest game that I’ve ever seen,” Terrapins coach Brenda Frese said. “They were very scrappy, very aggressive. Our defense held us in there.”
At No. 7 Ohio St. 90, Canisius 58
Jessica Davenport contributed 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Buckeyes (8-1) crush the Golden Griffins (6-6).
Debbie Merrill added 19 points and five assists for Ohio State, which shot 48 percent from the field and forced 31 turnovers.
At No. 8 Connecticut 86, Hofstra 49
Mel Thomas scored a career-high 25 points and Barbara Turner grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Huskies (9-1) over the Pride (4-4).
Hofstra managed two field goals in the final 12:49 and finished with a season-high 33 turnovers.
UConn visits top-ranked Tennessee on Jan. 7.