Daily Press (Sunday)

ODU bounces back


As they did two days before, the Old Dominion women saw a sizable lead evaporate at Chartway Arena. Saturday, though, they recovered for a conference victory.

The Monarchs (10-3, 2-1 Sun Belt) overcame Southern Mississipp­i 68-62, putting aside the lingering frustratio­n over their 66-61 loss Thursday to Louisiana.

Brenda Fontana scored a careerhigh 19 points for ODU, hitting 3 of 6 3-point tries. Kaye Clark had 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Jordan McLaughlin had 10 points and six assists.

ODU led 25-6 and 30-11 but fell behind 43-40 before a Mimi McColliste­r jumper and Clark steal and layup in the last 13 seconds of the third quarter gave the Monarchs a 44-43 lead.

The teams traded 7-0 runs in the fourth quarter before a Jenny Nkem Womsi layup with 5:03 remaining put ODU ahead to stay, 53-52.

Norfolk State 94, S.C. State 33:

NSU began Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play Saturday with a resounding rout of South Carolina State in Orangeburg. Diamond Johnson scored 21 points and had nine steals for NSU (11-4).

Anjanae Richardson scored 16 points, Da’Brya Clark added 15, Kierra Wheeler 13 and Niya Fields 10 for the Spartans, who scored 24 consecutiv­e points (19 in the first quarter) to go ahead 29-4.

The Bulldogs (1-15, 0-1) had 32 turnovers.

No. 6 Baylor 87, Houston 58:

Aijha Blackwell had 15 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season, leading five players in double-figure scoring for Baylor (14-0, 3-0 Big 12). Laila Blair scored 17 points for Houston (9-5, 0-3).

No. 10 Texas 70, No. 24 West Virginia 49:

Freshman Madison Booker had 15 points and a seasonhigh 12 rebounds for the visiting Longhorns (15-1, 2-1 Big 12). Lake Taylor High graduate JJ Quinerly led West Virginia (13-1, 2-1) with 22 points but shot 1 of 12 from 3-point range, 6 of 20 overall.

Late Friday

William & Mary 70, Monmouth 66:

Anahi-Lee Cauley scored a career-high 22 points in her first start to lead a three-pronged attack as the Tribe won in West Long Branch, New Jersey, in the Coastal Athletic Associatio­n opener for both teams.

It was W&M’s first game after a 15-day hiatus, and the Tribe (5-7) beat last season’s CAA Tournament champs. Bella Nascimento added 20 points and Nylah Young scored 17, including the layup that capped a game-ending 8-0 burst.

Roanoke 83, Virginia Wesleyan 36:

In a game moved up one day because of inclement weather in Saturday’s forecast near Roanoke, the host Maroons (9-5, 4-3 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) cruised past the Marlins (3-10, 1-7), who committed 34 turnovers during their sixth consecutiv­e defeat. Maesyn Blaylock led VWU with 17 points.

No. 2 UCLA 75, Oregon 49:

Angela Dugalic scored a careerhigh 17 points against her former team as UCLA (13-0, 2-0 Pac-12) clamped down defensivel­y to rout Oregon (9-6, 0-2) in Los Angeles.

Caitlin Clark had 29 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for her 14th career triple-double, and Kate Martin added 17 points for the visiting Hawkeyes (15-1, 4-0 Big Ten). Fans lined up hours ahead of time for the sold-out game.

No. 4 Iowa 103, Rutgers 69:

No. 5 Colorado 75, Arizona 74:

Jaylynn Sherrod scored 18 points, including the go-ahead three-point play with 1:50 left, to give Colorado (12-1, 2-0 Pac-12) past Arizona (9-5, 1-1). The Wildcats had two chances to win it in the final seconds, but jumpers by Kailyn Gilbert and Breya Cunningham fell short.

No. 8 Stanford 74, Washington State 65:

Cameron Brink had 20 points and 18 rebounds, Kiki Iriafen scored 17 points and host Stanford (13-1, 1-0 Pac-12) beat Washington State (11-4, 0-2). The Cardinal are 73-0 all-time against the Cougars since their series began in 1983.

No. 9 Southern California 56, Oregon State 54:

JuJu Watkins scored 28 points, Kayla Padilla connected for two crucial 3-pointers during the fourth quarter, and host USC (11-1, 1-1 Pac-12) edged the Beavers (12-1, 1-1) despite shooting 22 of 68 from the floor.

Victor Hart scored 16 points and Andre Curbelo had 15 points and nine assists Saturday, helping Southern Mississipp­i beat No. 19 James Madison 81-71 in Hattiesbur­g, handing the Dukes their first defeat of the season after 14 victories.

Austin Crowley had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Eagles (8-7, 2-1 Sun Belt), who earned their second straight win. Cobie Montgomery scored 12 points on 4-for-4 shooting.

Southern Miss shot 49.1% from the field, compared to 39.4% for JMU (14-1, 2-1), which didn’t lead after the game’s early moments. USM made 25 of 33 free throws while the Dukes hit 13 of 19.

T.J. Bickerstaf­f had 14 points and 16 rebounds for JMU, which trailed 44-35 at halftime and got no closer than four after that.

Ferrum 83, Virginia Wesleyan 79:

Jikari Johnson rang up 33 points as the Panthers (13-2, 4-2 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) upended the Marlins (13-2, 4-2), who are ranked 18th nationally by d3hoops.com.

Johnson was 9 of 16 from the field, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, and 10 of 10 at the free-throw line. Calvin Washington added 13 points for Ferrum, which led 79-63 with 2:53 to go.

Khai Seargeant poured in 33 points for VWU, whose last lead was 53-52, while Miles Wallace had 12 and Elijah Gardner 11. Seargeant hit all 11 of his free throws, but the Marlins couldn’t get closer than four in the final stages.

George Washington 84, VCU 82:

The Revolution­aries (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic 10) stunned the Rams (8-7, 0-2) at Siegel Center as James Bishop hit a tiebreakin­g, lefthanded shot with less than two seconds remaining.

Bishop scored 28 points and was 12 of 14 at the free-throw line for GW, which hit 17 of 21 fieldgoal attempts in the second half. Teammate Maximus Edwards added 20 points.

Max Shulga scored 20 and Joe Bamisile, a former GW player, had 18 for the Rams.

Richmond 65, St. Bonaventur­e 54:

The Spiders (9-5, 1-0 Atlantic 10) beat the Bonnies (10-4, 1-1) at Robins Center. Jordan King netted 18 points to lead four UR players in double figures, and Isaiah Bigelow had 13 points, 13 rebounds and three steals.

Moses Flowers came off the bench to lead the Bonnies with 15 points.

George Mason 79, Saint Louis 67:

Keyshawn Hall scored 22 points as the Patriots (13-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10) beat the Billikens (7-8, 0-2) in Fairfax, extending George Mason’s winning streak to six games. Ronald Polite added 19 points and Amari Kelly 13 for the Patriots.

Gibson Jimerson, who grew up in Richmond, led the Billikens with 20 points. Bradley Ezewiro added 16 points and eight rebounds.

Longwood 77, Charleston Southern 56:

Michael Christmas of Virginia Beach scored 15 points and grabbed four rebounds as the Lancers (13-4, 1-1 Big South) cruised past the Buccaneers (4-11, 0-2) in Farmville.

Szymon Zapala and DA Houston had 13 points each and Walyn Napper scored 12 for the Lancers, who shot 51.9% (28 of 54) from the floor, including 7 of 14 from 3-point territory. Tajé Kelly scored 19 for CSU.

Robby Carmody and David Thomas both scored 20 points for the Bears (8-7, 1-1 Southern Conference) as they beat the Keydets (3-12, 0-2) in Lexington. Carmody had five rebounds and three steals.

Tyran Cook finished with 19 points and two steals for VMI, while Stephen Olowoniyi added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Mercer 86, VMI 64:

Apprentice 94, Blue Lights 83:

The Builders (10-3), who are ranked No. 1 in U.S. Collegiate Athletic Associatio­n Division I, extended their winning streak to five by winning in Newport News against the Thoroughbr­eds (6-3) of Apex, North Carolina. It was the New South Athletic Conference opener for Apprentice.

No. 2 Kansas 83, TCU 81:

Hunter Dickinson scored with 3.4 seconds left and led Kansas (13-1, 1-0 Big 12) with 30 points in a narrow home victory over the Horned Frogs (11-3, 0-1). He hit a pair of free throws after a flagrant foul on TCU’s Ernest Udeh Jr. with less than a minute remaining to tie the game. Dickinson then followed Dajuan Harris Jr.’s miss in the final seconds.

Kansas also got 18 points from KJ Adams Jr. TCU was led by Trevian Tennyson with 24 points.

No. 3 Houston 89, West Virginia 55:

L.J. Cryer scored 20 points, Damian Dunn added 14 points and the host Cougars (14-0, 1-0) won their inaugural Big 12 contest. Cryer scored 16 points in the first half on 6-of-7 shooting, including four 3-pointers, as Houston shot 58% as a team and took a 48-22 lead.

Patrick Suemnick had 12 points and five rebounds, and Noah Farrakhan added nine points for West Virginia (5-9, 0-1).

No. 6 Kentucky 87, Florida 85:

Aaron Bradshaw hit a 3-pointer with 1:27 to play for the Wildcats (11-2) against the host Gators (10-5) in the first Southeaste­rn Conference opener between the rivals in 26 years. It was just the third 3-pointer of the season for the 7-foot-1 freshman.

Bradshaw finished with 10 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats, who won their fifth in a row and ninth in 10 games. Florida’s six-game winning streak ended, though Zyon Pullin and

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Southern Mississipp­i forward Victor Hart dunks in the second half of the Golden Eagles’ victory over No. 19 James Madison in Hattiesbur­g, Miss.

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