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Lewis nearly leads American to major upset of Penn St.


North Pocono grad Kaitlyn Lewis scored a team high 16 points and nearly led American to an upset of Penn State, but the Eagles bowed, 70-65, on Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Lewis’ 3-pointer with 4:13 left gave American the lead, 57-54, but Penn State pulled even and then closed on a 7-2 run.

The sophomore paced the Eagles (3-7) with 6-for-11 shooting and made 4 of 6 3-pointers.

She scored half her points in the final quarter but Penn State (9-2) rallied for the win.

Teniya Page led the Lady Lions with 30 points.

Michigan State 78 Northeaste­rn 44 At East Lansing, Mich., Scranton Prep alum Jess Genco scored 18 points on 6 for 11 shooting but was the only player in double figures in the loss to Michigan State.

UMass 69, Holy Cross 66 At Amherst, Mass., Scranton Prep’s Tricia Byrne scored two points and contribute­d three rebounds and three assists, but Holy Cross lost at Massachuse­tts.

William & Mary 68 Mount Saint Mary’s 46 At Williamsbu­rg, Va., Lakeland’s Kayla Agtentowic­z scored four points in a losing effort for Mt. St. Mary’s.

Top 25 women

At Toledo, Ohio, Brianna Turner scored 16 of her 26 points in the first half in No. 2 Notre Dame’s 85-68 victory over Toledo.

Turner was 11 of 13 from the field and had eight rebounds. Marina Mabre added 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting for the Irish (10-1).

Jay-Anne Bravo-Hariott scored 23 points for the Rockets (8-2).

(5) Mississipp­i State 76,

Southern California 72 At Los Angeles, Victoria Vivians scored 19 points and Morgan William had 18 to lead Mississipp­i State past Southern California in the Women of Troy Classic championsh­ip game.

Breanna Richardson added 17 points for the Bulldogs, who are 12-0 for the third time in school history.

Sadie Edwards scored 24 points for the Trojans (8-2).

(6) S. Carolina 66, (9) UCLA 57

At Columbia, S.C., Alaina Coates had 20 points and 14 rebounds and South Carolina took control in the second half to power past UCLA.

South Carolina (9-1) used a 17-3 run — fueled by the 6-foot-4 Coates — to start the third period and run off to its third win over a Top 10 opponent.

(8) Louisville 89, Evansville 47

At Louisville, Ky., Kylee Shook had career bests 18 points and 10 rebounds and Louisville held Evansville to a season-low 24 percent shooting.

Louisville (11-2) has won five in a row and the past three by at least 28 points. Camary Williams had 10 points for the Purple Aces (4-6).

Tennessee 59, (10) Stanford 51

At Knoxville, Tenn., Diamond DeShields scored 15 points and Tennessee beat Stanford to snap the Cardinal’s six-game winning streak.

Tennessee (6-4) erased an early 11-point deficit and earned its first victory over a major-conference opponent this season. Erica McCall and Karlie Samuelson each scored 13 points for Stanford (8-2).

(11) Washington 87 Savannah State 36 At Seattle, Kelsey Plumb scored 23 points with eight rebounds and eight assists and broke the school 3-point record, leading Washington past Savannah State.

With the first of her five 3s, Plumb, who became the Pac-12’s career scoring leader in her last game, broke the Huskies career mark of 265.

Heather Corral added 15 points for Washington (11-1).

(17) De Paul 107 Loyola-Chicago 46 At Chicago, Amarah Coleman and Kelly Campbell each hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points for DePaul.

Brooke Schulte and Jacqui Grant had 15 apiece for the Blue Demons (7-4) and Jessica January added 12 points and nine assists. Kaitlyn Williams had 11 points for Loyola (1-9).

(19) Kentucky 59, Radford 36

At Lexington, Ky., Makayla Epps and Evelyn Akhator scored 13 points apiece and Kentucky ended Radford’s seven-game winning streak.

Makenzie Cann added 11 second-half points for the Wildcats (8-3). Janayla White had six points and 11 rebounds for Radford (7-2).

(24) Virginia Tech 92

Auburn 87, OT At Auburn, Ala., Chanette Hicks scored nine points and made two steals in overtime for Virginia Tech.

Hicks finished with 18 points, 13 assists and five steals for the undefeated Hokies (11-0). Sidney Cook led Virginia Tech with 23 points and Vanessa Panousis 20.

Top 25 men

At Nashville, Tenn., Nigel Williams-Goss scored 20 points, and No. 8 Gonzaga remained undefeated by holding off Tennessee, 86-76.

Gonzaga (11-0) hadn’t played since Dec. 10 and looked strong as the Bulldogs scored the first eight points and never trailed. They led, 27-6, on a jumper by Zach Collins with 12:06 left, 43-29, at halftime and, 64-48, midway through the second half.

(4) Baylor 107, John Brown 53

At Waco, Texas, Johnathan Motley had 20 points and nine rebounds in No. 4 Baylor’s victory over overmatche­d NAIA school John Brown.

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