Freshman Tasha Humphrey scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half and No. 11 Georgia beat No. 24 Arizona 70-62 yesterday. Arizona center Shawntinice Polk fouled out with nearly...
ATHENS, Ga. Freshman Tasha Humphrey scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half and No. 11 Georgia beat No. 24 Arizona 70-62 yesterday.
Arizona center Shawntinice Polk fouled out with nearly 12 minutes to play, robbing the Wildcats (6-2) of their main low-post presence. She scored 11 points in 22 minutes.
Dee-Dee Wheeler finished with 16 points, all but two in the last 14 minutes, to lead Arizona.
Humphrey was 6 of 8 from the field and made 9 of 12 free throws for Georgia (7-3).
Polk got the Wildcats off to a strong start, scoring six of the team’s first 15 points and assisting on two more field goals as Arizona took a 15-10 lead.
But Georgia went on a 13-0 run over the next eight minutes to take the lead for good and was up 27-22 at halftime.
Arizona’s Jessica Arnold made a three-pointer for the first points of the second half, but the Wildcats managed a mere two field goals over the next 11 minutes. Polk fouled out during that span as Georgia outscored Arizona 22-6.
Wheeler and Katrina Linder made three-pointers to close the gap to 10 points with 5:50 to play, but Humphrey scored eight of Georgia’s next nine points, giving the Bulldogs a 66-54 lead with 1:38 to play.
No. 2 Stanford 80, at San Francisco 51
Freshman Candice Wiggins scored 22 points and added four steals, two assists and a blocked shot to help the Cardinal (7-0) overpower the Dons (5-4).
Kelley Suminski added 15 points and Kristen Newlin 13 for Stanford.
Oregon 66, at Colorado State 57
Cathrine Kraayeveld, a former standout at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, scored a season-high 24 points as the Ducks (7-0) defeated the Rams (5-2).
“It feels good to come out with a win and say we’re 7-0,” said Kraayeveld, who made 11 of 16 shots from the field.
“It shows how hard we worked in the offseason and how good we really can be.”
Andrea Bills added 15 points for Oregon.
Vanessa Espinoza led Colorado State with 21.
At Florida 82, Oregon State 70
Senior guard Shannon Howell scored a game-high 36 points for the Beavers (2-5) in a loss to the Gators (6-2).
Howell scored 22 of Oregon State’s 32 first-half points, shooting 7 of 13 from the field, and scored 13 straight.
Florida had a strong performance from posts Bernice Mosby and Brittany Davis, who combined for 26 first-half points and helped Florida to a 37-32 halftime lead.
At California 69, Long Beach State 64
Reserve forward Kiki Williams scored a season-high 22 points, and the Golden Bears (5-3) rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to beat the 49ers (3-3).