- The Washington Times - Friday, January 23, 2009

From combined dispatches

AP TOP 25

GEORGIA TECH 66, No. 2 N. CAROLINA 62: Alex Montgomery had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (14-4, 2-2 ACC) in their upset of the Tar Heels (17-2, 3-1) on Thursday night in Atlanta, giving North Carolina consecutive losses for the first time since its final two games of the 2003-04 season.

Coming off an embarrassing 88-58 home loss Monday to No. 1 Connecticut, the Tar Heels blew a 15-point lead with 17:18 remaining.

Georgia Tech got 14 points from Jacqua Williams and 12 from Iasia Hemingway.

No. 6 AUBURN 84, ALABAMA 66: DeWanna Bonner scored 24 points to lead the undefeated Tigers (19-0, 4-0 SEC) past the Crimson Tide (12-8, 0-5) in Auburn, Ala.

Sherell Hobbs scored all 15 of her points in the second half and Whitney Boddie added 12 points and 12 assists for Auburn.

No. 10 TENNESSEE 76, ARKANSAS 67: Angie Bjorklund scored 18 points and Glory Johnson added 15 points as the Lady Vols (15-3, 4-1 SEC) held off the Razorbacks (11-8, 0-4) in Fayetteville, Ark.

The victory for Tennessee gave coach Pat Summitt her 998th career victory. Summitt could have her first chance at win No. 1,000 on Jan. 29 when the Lady Vols host Mississippi.

GEORGIA 66, No. 17 VANDERBILT 55: Ashley Houts scored 18 points, Angel Robinson had 16 and the Bulldogs (12-7, 2-2 SEC) beat a ranked opponent for the first time this season with a victory over the Commodores (14-5, 1-3) in Athens, Ga.

Porsha Phillips added 15 points, including five points in the final 2:31, for Georgia.

Vanderbilt dropped to 4-4 on the road.

Georgia took its first win in three tries against ranked opponents. The Bulldogs haven’t been ranked all season after missing out on the preseason Top 25 for the first time since 1980.

No. 19 OHIO STATE 68, ILLINOIS 51: Big Ten scoring and rebounding leader Jantel Lavender had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Buckeyes (15-3, 6-1 Big Ten) past the Illini (4-16, 0-9) in Columbus, Ohio.

Star Allen added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Ohio State, which had rolled over the Illini 67-35 on the road 11 days ago.

Jenna Smith had 19 points and Lydia McCully 11 for Illinois, which lost its 10th straight.

AREA

JAMES MADISON 70, GEORGE MASON 65: Dawn Evans scored 18 points and made two crucial free throws with 15 seconds left to lead the Dukes (12-5, 5-1 CAA) over the Patriots (2-15, 0-6) in Harrisonburg, Va.

Brittany Poindexter scored 19 points to lead George Mason, which lost its seventh straight.

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