- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 21, 2009

No. 1 UCONN 87, HOLY CROSS 34: Maya Moore scored 21 points, Tina Charles added 18, and the Huskies (3-0) coasted to their 42nd straight victory, beating the Crusaders (2-2) on Friday night in Worcester, Mass.

It was the 117th straight win against an unranked nonconference opponent for Connecticut, which has won its first three games by an average of 49.3 points after going undefeated last season.

During their run to their sixth national championship last season, the Huskies beat teams by an average of 30 points.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma, who captured his 699th career win, cleared the bench with 14:14 to play in the second half with the Huskies leading 67-24.

Bethany O’Dell led Holy Cross with 11 points.

No. 10 TEXAS 96, NORTH TEXAS 52: Kat Nash scored 20 points, and the Longhorns (2-1) shook off a blowout loss to Connecticut by beating the Mean Green (0-3) in Austin, Texas.

After losing 83-58 to the top-ranked Huskies three days earlier, Texas had this one under control midway through the first half. Ashley Gayle finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks. She also tried to dunk on a fast break in the second half but missed.

Jasmine Godbolt scored 11 points to lead North Texas.

No. 13 FLORIDA ST. 101, STETSON 35: Alysha Harvin scored 19 points to help the Seminoles (3-0) rout the overmatched Hatters (0-3) in Tallahassee, Fla.

Florida State forced 21 first-half turnovers against Stetson to pull away. The Seminoles had a 16-1 run and led by as many as 67.

Lyllique Roman led Stetson with 12 points.

No. 17 DePAUL 89, CORNELL 50: Katherine Harry came off the bench to score 16 points, and the Blue Demons (3-0) breezed to a victory over the Big Red (1-2) in the Maggie Dixon Classic in Chicago.

The freshman forward added 18 rebounds for DePaul, which advanced to Saturday’s championship game against San Diego.

DePaul never trailed and led 21-11 on Jennifer Juergens’ put-back at the 12:10 mark. The Blue Demons scored 10 straight midway through the second half as they started to pull away.

Harry’s double-double was the first of her career, and DePaul outrebounded Cornell 52-27.

Allie Fedorowicz had 14 points for Cornell, which shot 31.3 percent from the field.

No. 22 VANDERBILT 75, UC RIVERSIDE 60: Jence Rhoads scored 14 points to help the Commodores (3-0) beat the Highlanders (1-3) in Nashville, Tenn., avenging a loss from last season.

Vanderbilt took a 20-point halftime lead behind 10 points from Rhoads on 5-for-6 shooting from the field and six points from Jessica Mooney.

The Commodores held UC Riverside to only one free throw and no field goals for 8:40 after leading just 21-15 midway through the first half.

Hannah Tuomi added 11 points for Vanderbilt.

Rhaya Neabors, with three 3-pointers, and Marissa Rivera each had 13 points for Riverside.

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