Lady Tro­jans win Jr. County Tour­na­ment ti­tle

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PARK­ERS CHAPEL – Park­ers Chapel hit two free throws in the fi­nal 26 sec­onds Satur­day and beat Hamp­ton 28-26 in the girls cham­pi­onship game of the Union County Jr. Tour­na­ment.

Kal­lie Martin hit the first of two free throws to break a 26-26 tie with 26 sec­onds re­main­ing. Ash­ton Her­rin added a free throw with 1.7 sec­onds on the clock.

“I was very proud of how hard my girls fought,” said PC coach Justin Welch. “It was a per­fect ex­am­ple of how sheer heart and de­ter­mi­na­tion can lift a team. These girls put ev­ery­thing into each and ev­ery game. When the game is over, they have very lit­tle left in their tanks. As a coach, that's ex­actly what you need from a team. I'm happy that all of their hard work in the gym paid off for them and they were able to get that cham­pi­onship tro­phy.”

Martin led the Lady Tro­jans with nine points while Madi­son Sul­li­van chipped in with seven.

“For us, win­ning the Union County Tour­na­ment means some­thing and it's spe­cial to do that with this group of girls,” said Welch. “There's a lot of his­tory in this tour­na­ment and many of my play­ers have par­ents that played in this tour­na­ment when they were in ju­nior high so I know that they were proud of them, too.”

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ma­rina Mabrey scored 18 points and No. 1 Notre Dame dom­i­nated from start to fin­ish in a 78-48 vic­tory over Wake For­est on Sun­day.

Jes­sica Shep­ard had 16 points while Bri­anna Turner had 14 points and 12 re­bounds for the Fight­ing Ir­ish (161, 4-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence), who got a rare off-day from lead­ing scorer Arike Ogun­bowale. Ogun­bowale, who had 30 points Thurs­day in Notre Dame's 82-68 win over No. 2 Louisville, saw her 37-game dou­ble-digit scor­ing streak end. She scored just four points on 1-of-11 shoot­ing from the field.

But room­mate Mabrey hit 7 of 11 shots, in­clud­ing 4 of 7 3-point­ers, and had seven re­bounds and four as­sists. Shep­ard fin­ished with six re­bounds, five as­sists and four steals.

Christina Morra scored 13 points and Ivana Raca had 12 for the De­mon Dea­cons (9-7, 0-3).

No. 2 LOUISVILLE 61, GE­OR­GIA TECH 44

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Asia Durr scored 21 points and Louisville bounced back nicely from its first loss of the sea­son, top­ping Ge­or­gia Tech.

The Car­di­nals (15-1, 3-1 ACC) shot 38 per­cent from the field in Thurs­day's 82-68 loss at top-ranked Notre Dame. But they put to­gether a fast start against Ge­or­gia Tech and then used their de­fense to put away the Yel­low Jack­ets (12-5, 2-2) after they made a charge in the third quar­ter.

Fresh­man El­iz­abeth Ba­lo­gun led the Yel­low Jack­ets with 13 points.

No. 3 UCONN 63, SOUTH FLOR­IDA 46

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Katie Lou Sa­muel­son scored 19 points to reach the 2,000-point mile­stone and UConn over­came a slug­gish start to beat South Flor­ida.

Me­gan Walker added 14 points and Napheesa Col­lier had 12 for the Huskies (14-1, 3-0 Amer­i­can), who have never suf­fered a con­fer­ence loss in the AAC.

Sa­muel­son is the 10th UConn player to reach 2,000 points.

Enna Pe­hadzic had 17 points and 12 re­bounds for in­jury-plagued USF (10-7, 1-2), which led for much of the first half and trailed by just six points at the half.

No. 6 STAN­FORD 78, ARI­ZONA 48

TUC­SON, Ariz. (AP) — Alanna Smith scored 20 points, DiJonai Car­ring­ton added 19 and Stan­ford rolled past Ari­zona to com­plete a two-game Pac-12 road sweep in the desert.

Smith made four of six 3-point­ers and grabbed 14 re­bounds for the Car­di­nal, who turned the game into a rout with a 27-0 run at the end of the first half and the start of the sec­ond.

Ari­zona's Aari McDon­ald, who en­tered the game as the na­tion's lead­ing scorer at 26 points per game, scored 17 but was just 6 of 22 from the field and 0 for 6 from 3-point range.

Stan­ford (14-1, 4-0 Pac12), mean­while, shot 44 per­cent and was 13 of 31 on 3s.

Ari­zona (13-3, 3-2) had beaten ranked op­po­nents — Ari­zona State and Cal­i­for­nia — in its last two home games.

No. 8 N.C. STATE 66,

VIR­GINIA 38 CHAR­LOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Erika Cas­sell had 15 points and 10 re­bounds, and North Carolina State re­mained the only un­beaten Divi­sion I women's team with a vic­tory over Vir­ginia.

Kiara Les­lie added 12 points and 10 re­bounds for the Wolf­pack (170, 4-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence). Kai Crutch­field and Elissa Cu­nane each scored 11.

North Carolina State started the sec­ond quar­ter with a 15-3 run to open a 31-13 lead. Cas­sell, who was av­er­ag­ing 5.9 points com­ing into the day, had nine points dur­ing the key se­quence.

Jo­ce­lyn Wil­loughby led Vir­ginia (7-10, 1-3) with 15 points.

No. 10 ORE­GON STATE 76, USC 52

LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — Mikayla Pivec scored 19 of her 21 points in the sec­ond half and Ore­gon State routed USC.

Mad­die Wash­ing­ton added 19 points and Aleah Good­man had 17, hit­ting a ca­reer-high five 3-point­ers, for the Beavers (13-2, 4-0 Pac 12). Ore­gon state led by five when it took com­mand by clos­ing the third quar­ter with a 19-2 run. The Beavers held the Tro­jans (10-6, 0-5) to just 17.6 per­cent shoot­ing (3 of 17) in the pe­riod.

The Tro­jans were led Minyon Moore's 21 points.

No. 12 SYRA­CUSE 90, NORTH CAROLINA 77

SYRA­CUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Ju­nior guard Tiana Man­gakahia scored 34 points and had 10 re­bounds and 10 as­sists for her first triple-dou­ble and Syra­cuse de­feated North Carolina.

Man­gakahia was 11-of20 shoot­ing, in­clud­ing 4 of 6 from the arc and made 8 of 9 free throws for the Or­ange (14-2, 3-0 ACC), who won their eighth straight and im­proved to 6-0 at home. The last triple-dou­ble by a Syra­cuse player was Cor­nelia Fon­dren's on Dec. 20, 2015.

Paris Kea scored 22 points and Tay­lor Koe­nen had 21 points and 11 re­bounds for UNC (9-8, 0-3).

GE­OR­GIA 66, No. 13 TEN­NESSEE 62

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Caliya Robin­son had 16 points, six re­bounds, five as­sists and two of her six blocks in a crit­i­cal last-minute pos­ses­sion on Sun­day and Ge­or­gia de­feated Ten­nessee, giv­ing the Lady Vols a three­game los­ing streak for the first time in 33 years.

Ten­nessee, which had never lost three-straight South­east­ern Con­fer­ence games, lost to Mis­souri, Ken­tucky and Ge­or­gia by a to­tal of eight points. The first two games were at home, the first time they lost con­sec­u­tive home games since De­cem­ber 1996.

West­brook scored 23 points for Ten­nessee (124, 1-3).

In Fe­bru­ary of 1986, Ten­nessee lost at Mis­sis­sippi and at home to Auburn and Louisiana Tech.

Gabby Con­nally added 13 points for the Bull­dogs (12-5, 3-1).

No. 15 MAR­QUETTE 72, GE­ORGE­TOWN 62

WASH­ING­TON (AP) — Natisha Hiede­man scored 20 points with 10 re­bounds, Erika Daven­port also had a dou­ble-dou­ble and Mar­quette held off Ge­orge­town.

Hiede­man had five points in an 8-0 run that gave the Golden Ea­gles (14-3, 4-0 Big East) a 68-60 lead with 35 sec­onds left. The Hoyas (8-9, 2-4) missed their last 10 shots, mak­ing just two free throws in the last five min­utes.

Daven­port had 10 points and 10 re­bounds, Danielle King went 12 of 14 from the foul line for 16 points and Se­lena Lott had 12 points for Mar­quette.

Dorothy Ado­mako led the Hoyas with 21 points and Donna White added 14.

MIS­SIS­SIPPI 55, No. 16 KEN­TUCKY 49

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Crys­tal Allen scored 16 of her 28 points in the fourth quar­ter, La'Karis Sal­ter had a dou­ble-dou­ble and Mis­sis­sippi upset short-handed, cold-shoot­ing Ken­tucky.

Sal­ter had 12 points and 10 re­bounds and Allen made six of her 10-for10 per­for­mance at the foul line in the last 1:12 for the Rebels (7-11, 1-3 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence. It was the first road win over a ranked team since 2011.

Ken­tucky (15-3, 2-2), who was 11-0 at home, was with­out top scorer Maci Mor­ris, a last-minute scratch due to ill­ness.

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Sweet vic­tory: Park­ers Chapel's ju­nior girls claim their tro­phy after win­ning the Union County Tour­na­ment Satur­day night in Park­ers Chapel. The Lady Tro­jans edged Hamp­ton 28-26 in the fi­nals.

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