- The Washington Times - Monday, November 23, 2009

From combined dispatches

NO. 3 OHIO STATE 93, OKLAHOMA STATE 72: Jantel Lavender scored 26 points, Brittany Johnson had a career-high 23 and Samantha Prahalis added 22 to lead the Buckeyes to a victory over the Cowgirls on Sunday to capture the Preseason WNIT in Columbus, Ohio.

Tayler Hill chipped in with 11 points for the Buckeyes (5-0), who have scored at least 88 points in every game so far.

Andrea Riley had 27 points, Tegan Cunningham 19 and Lindsey Keller 11 for the Cowgirls (3-1), who were playing their fourth straight opponent who won at least 20 games and made it into the NCAA field a year ago.

No. 2 STANFORD 76, UC DAVIS 51: Kayla Pedersen had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinal to a win over the Aggies in Davis, Calif.

Jayne Appel added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinal (4-0), who won their fourth straight in the series. Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 10 of her 11 points in the second half, and JJ Hones had 11.

Haylee Donaghe scored 11 points to lead the Aggies (2-2).

No. 4 NORTH CAROLINA 78, UNLV 68: Italee Lucas scored 24 points and Cetera DeGraffenreid added 22 to help the Tar Heels (3-0) beat the Lady Rebels (2-2) in Las Vegas.

Lucas, who is from Las Vegas, scored seven of the Tar Heels’ first 11 points during the second half. Then, after missing two free throws with 1:19 left, the junior scored off her own offensive rebound to give North Carolina a 74-66 lead.

NO. 5 NOTRE DAME 80, IONA 45: Skylar Diggins scored 17 points, Becca Bruszewski had 14 and the Fighting Irish forced 33 turnovers en route to a victory over the Gaels in South Bend, Ind.

The Fighting Irish weren’t sharp offensively coming off a one-point win over No. 21 Michigan State on Thursday but had no trouble with the Gaels (2-2).

No. 7 LSU 86, NICHOLLS STATE 49: Allison Hightower scored 15 points, reaching 1,000 for her career, and the Tigers (4-0) routed the Colonels (0-3) in Baton Rouge, La.

No. 8 BAYLOR 69, No. 17 CALIFORNIA 49: Brittney Griner had 15 points, seven rebounds and five blocks to help the Bears rout the Golden Bears in Berkeley, Calif.

No. 13 FLORIDA STATE 66, GEORGIA STATE 53: Jacinta Monroe scored 14 points before twisting her left knee midway through the second half, and the Seminoles (4-0) beat the Panthers (1-1) in Atlanta.

No. 15 TEXAS A&M; 79, AUBURN 59: Danielle Adams scored 22 points, and the Aggies (3-0) shot 53 percent in a win over the Tigers (2-2) in Auburn, Ala.

No. 16 GEORGIA 49, RUTGERS 48: Ashley Houts scored 17 points to lead the Bulldogs (3-0) to a come-from-behind win over the Scarlet Knights (2-2) in Athens, Ga.

No. 19 KANSAS 77, MICHIGAN 66: Sade Morris scored a a career-high 26 points and became the 21st player in school history to eclipse 1,000 points, lifting the Jayhawks (3-0) to a win over the Wolverines (3-1) in Lawrence, Kan.

No. 21 MICHIGAN STATE 74, WESTERN MICHIGAN 51: Lykendra Johnson scored 21 points, and Aisha Jefferson added 12 to lead the Spartans (2-2) to a win over the Broncos (3-1) in Grand Rapids.

No. 23 LOUISVILLE 84, TENNESSEE TECH 54: Becky Burke scored 16 points, and the Cardinals (2-1) overcame a sloppy first half to beat the Golden Eagles (1-3) in Louisville, Ky.

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