Stanford Stops Tennessee to Stay Spotless
Stanford guard Toni Kokenis (31) puts a shot up past Tennessee guard Meighan Simmons (10) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. Stanford won 73-60. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Knoxville, Tenn. — Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and top-ranked Stanford remained unbeaten with a 73-60 victory over No. 10 Tennessee yesterday.
Ogwumike, who entered the game averaging 21.9 points and 12.2 rebounds, also had a career-high five assists for the Cardinal (11-0).
Amber Orrange scored 14 points, Toni Kokenis and Bonnie Samuelson each added 11 points and Joslyn Tinkle had 10 points for the Cardinal, who host No. 2 Connecticut in their next game Dec. 29.
No. 2 Uconn 102
West Hartford, Conn. — Breanna Stewart scored a season-high 27 points and four teammates also scored in double figures and the Huskies defeated the Hawks.
A pregame ceremony honored the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, with youth players from Newtown joining the teams on court.
It was the fifth time that Stewart, a freshman, had led the Huskies (10-0) in scoring this season. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 21 points, Kelly Faris 18, Bria Hartley 15, and Stefanie Dolson 10 for UConn (10-0).
Before the game members of the Newtown Girls Youth Basketball Association lined up with both teams on the court holding green signs that said “WE ARE SANDY HOOK. WE CHOOSE LOVE” and clutching teddy bears.
There was moment of remembrance that included the ringing of a chime 26 times in memory of the 20 students and six adults who were killed in the shooting.
No. 4 Duke 75, USC 60
Los Angeles — Chelsea Gray led five players in double figures with 18 points and the Blue Devils remained undefeated with a victory over Southern California in the Women of Troy Classic.
Tricia Liston added 14 points, Elizabeth Williams had 13 and Haley Peters 12 for the Blue Devils (10-0), who went 2-0 on their West Coast visit.
No. 15 Oklahoma St. 90 Texas-Arlington 54
Arlington, Texas — Brittney Martin earned the first triple-double in Cowgirls history and Toni Young scored 21 points, helping Oklahoma State improve to 9-0 for the third time in school history.
No. 16 Dayton 91, Siena 53
Loudonville, n.y. — Ally Malott led six players in double figures with 19 points and Dayton routed Siena.
No. 23 FSU 93
UNC Greensboro 63
Greensboro, n.c. — Chasity Clayton scored 21 points to lead the Seminoles past the Spartans.
No. 25 Colorado 81
Utah Valley 45
Boulder, Colo. — Jen Reese scored a career-high 16 points to lead the Buffaloes over Utah Valley.
The Buffaloes (10-0) finished with three other players in double digits in the 700th victory for the program.
Chucky Jeffery had 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Brittany Wilson had 11 points, and Arielle Roberson had 10 points.
Tina Doughty, who came off the bench, had 11 of her 13 points in the second half for the Wolverines (4-10).