LSU beats 'Cats

Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2003

EUGENE, Ore. Seimone Augustus scored 19 points, and ninth-ranked LSU beat Villanova 63-56 Saturday to advance to the championship game of the Women's Sports Foundation Classic.

Scholanda Hoston had 13 points and Doneeka Hodges 11 for the Lady Tigers in the opener for both teams. Augustus, the national freshman of the year last season, scored 14 points in the second half as LSU erased a 12-point deficit.

Temeka Johnson, held scoreless in the first half, finished with nine points, six assists and eight rebounds.

Liad Suez led Villanova with 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting.

No. 18 UC Santa Barbara 82, San Diego 44

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Kristen Mann had 15 points and eight rebounds, and UC Santa Barbara won in the opening round of the Preseason Women's NIT.

Lisa Willett added 13 points for the Gauchos, who extended their home winning streak to 24 the second-longest active streak in the nation behind top-ranked Connecticut.

Lindsay Helvey led San Diego with nine points, and Marta Menuez had eight points and 11 rebounds in the opener for both teams.

No. 22 Auburn 84, Old Dominion 49

BOULDER, Colo. Natasha Brackett had 19 points and Mandisa Stevenson 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead Auburn in the consolation game of the WBCA Classic.

Louise Emeagi added 11 points, and Taneshia Thompson and Marita Payne had 10 each for Auburn (1-1). Shareese Grant led Old Dominion (0-2) with 16 points.

No. 20 Colorado 67, No. 15 Notre Dame 63, OT

BOULDER, Colo. Emily Waner hit a 3-pointer with 12.6 seconds left in overtime, Tera Bjorklund had 21 points and eight rebounds and Colorado won the WBCA Classic.

Waner, who had 10 points, had given Colorado (2-0) a 62-61 lead with a 3-pointer with 1:55 left. Teresa Borton converted two free throws to put Notre Dame (1-1) ahead 63-62, but Jacqueline Batteast turned the ball over in the last three seconds after Waner's 3-pointer.

Le'Tania Severe led Notre Dame with 14 points. Batteast added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

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