Daily Press (Sunday)

Monarchs go to 4-1 in league with road rout

- Staff, wire reports

Old Dominion stayed in the thick of the Sun Belt women’s early-season race, handling Georgia Southern 70-50 Saturday in Statesboro.

Jordan McLaughlin and Brenda Fontana each scored 12 points for ODU (12-3, 4-1 Sun Belt), which outscored the Eagles 19-9 in the second quarter to go ahead 35-25 at halftime. The Monarchs got their reserves plenty of late playing time.

McLaughlin had five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Kaye Clark shook off a 1-for-10 shooting day to collect seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. En’Dya Buford had seven points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals.

Terren Ward led GSU (13-4, 3-2) with 16 points.

Eastern Mennonite 49, Virginia Wesleyan 36:

The Royals (8-9, 3-7 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) went ahead 19-3 in the first quarter against the Marlins (3-12, 1-8) and weathered a VWU second-quarter comeback.

Jeriyah Osborne had 14 points, five rebounds and four steals for EMU. Meadow Dyke and Mekayla Clarke netted 10 points apiece for the Marlins, and Clarke had seven rebounds and five assists.

No. 24 West Virginia 76, Central Florida 59:

Lake Taylor High graduate JJ Quinerly scored 21 points, including her 1,000th with the Mountainee­rs (14-2, 3-2 Big 12), as they won in Orlando. Jordan Harrison scored 19 for WVU, which pulled away in the third quarter.

Iowa State 66, No. 4 Baylor 63:

Audi Crooks scored 23 points, Hannah Belanger added 15, and their clutch scores in the final 30 seconds lifted the Cyclones (12-4, 5-0 Big 12) past the Bears (14-2, 3-2) in Ames, Iowa.

No. 12 Kansas State 61, No. 10 Texas 58:

Ayoka Lee had 21 points and 10 rebounds while becoming Kansas State’s career leader in blocks as the Wildcats (17-1, 5-0 Big 12) snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Longhorns (16-2, 3-2).

Late Friday

North Carolina A&T 53, William & Mary 51:

A&T won a defensive duel before 855 at Kaplan Arena, handing the Tribe its first Coastal Athletic Associatio­n defeat.

Bella Nascimento had 14 points as the only double-digit scorer for the Tribe (6-8, 2-1). Alexa Mikeska had six points, nine rebounds and four steals.

A&T’s Jordyn Dorsey had 11 points and eight rtebounds.

Regent 103, Appalachia­n Bible 53:

The Royals (4-9) scored a school-record point total during a victory at Bayside Baptist Church in Virginia Beach over a team from Mount Hope, West Virginia.

Kaila Murrell had 29 points and nine rebounds, Nevaeh Ivory had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Kali Murrell had 17 points.

Johnson & Wales 83, Apprentice 71:

The Wildcats (12-2) from Charlotte, North Carolina, shot 57.4% from the field to defeat the host Builders (6-5) in the MLK Classic. Apprentice cut a 15-point halftime deficit to one before J&W pulled away.

Jada Eleby led three Builders in double figures with a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds. Nyla Jackson had 15 points and Jada Bryant 14.

No. 5 Colorado 76, California 61:

Aaronette Vonleh scored 19 points, including her first 3-pointer of the season, as host Colorado (14-1, 4-0 Pac-12) won its eighth straight.

No. 8 Stanford 66, No. 19 Utah 64:

Kiki Iriafen had 25 points and 16 rebounds for Stanford (15-1, 4-0 Pac-12) in Salt Lake City for the Cardinal’s seventh straight win. The Utes fell to 11-5, 1-3.

Hannah Jump scored 12 points as Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer moved one win from tying former Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s all-time wins record of 1,202.

Ocean Lakes High alumna Kyla McMakin had 17 points, three steals and five rebounds to lead the host Billikens (7-11, 2-3 Atlantic 10).

Saint Louis 74, Dayton 70:

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