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Iowa State downs Golden Eagles

Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2001

MILWAUKEE -- Lindsay Wilson scored 21 points, and Angie Welle added 15 to lead No. 8 Iowa State to a 68-50 victory over Marquette on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

Tracy Gahan had 12 points, and Mary Cofield 11 for Iowa State, which shot 48 percent (25-of-56) from the field and held the Golden Eagles to 29 percent (15-for-58).

Kristi Johnson scored 13 points to lead Marquette, but she was the only Golden Eagle in double figures.

No. 10 N. Carolina St. 64, Drake 61

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carisse Moody had 21 points and eight rebounds as North Carolina State edged Drake in the championship game of the GlaxoSmithKline Invitational.

Nanna Rivers added 11 points and four assists, and Amy Simpson scored 10 points for N.C. State (2-0).

Carla Bennett led Drake (1-1) with 22 points on 11-of-19 shooting. Jayme Anderson, who had 12 points in Drake's 76-58 first-round win over Alabama-Birmingham, was held to six points Saturday. Her 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the rim.

No. 22 Arizona St. 72, St. Peter's 67

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Amanda Levens scored a career-high 30 points to lead Arizona State to a season-opening victory over St. Peter's.

Levens surpassed her previous high of 29 with the last point of the game, making one of two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining. Melody Johnson added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Sun Devils, who outrebounded St. Peter's 45-34.

Lindsay Gonzalez and Felicia Harris had 15 points each for the Peahens.

No. 20 George Washington 70, Hartford 61

WASHINGTON -- Ugo Oha scored 17 points and had seven rebounds as George Washington beat Hartford.

Janeka Lopp led the Hawks with 19 points, and Hartford made 8 of 15 3-pointers to keep the game within reach down to the closing minutes.

George Washington (1-0) trailed by as many as eight in the second half, but tied Hartford (0-2) with 5:33 left. George Washington finally broke away with two fastbreak layups by Erica Lawrence to start an 8-2 run and take a 62-55 lead.

Santa Clara 67, No. 25 Utah 59

MINNEAPOLIS -- Julie Butler had 21 points and nine rebounds as Santa Clara upset Utah at the Golden Gopher Classic.

Becki Ashbaugh scored 12 points, and Caroline Gruening added 10 for the Broncos in the first day of the round-robin tournament at Minnesota.

Lauren Beckman shot 7-of-11 from the field for 17 points, and had 11 rebounds and three blocks for the Utes. Erin Gibbons scored 18 points, and Lindsay Herber added 13 for Utah, which had 23 turnovers compared with the Broncos' 10.

No. 4 Oklahoma 73, Oral Roberts 38

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Stacey Dales scored 16 points as No. 4 Oklahoma cruised to a 73-38 victory over Oral Roberts in the Bertha Teague Classic on Saturday night.

Caton Hill added 12 points, and Rosalind Ross 10 for the Sooners, who came up with 31 turnovers, 18 of them steals. Cory Williston scored 11 for Oral Roberts (0-2), which shot just 15-of-53 from the field. Krista Ragan, last season's Mid-Continent Conference player of the year, was held scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting.

Oklahoma and Oral Roberts met in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season, with the Sooners winning 70-64. But this one wasn't close after the midway point of the first half.

Oklahoma had 11 steals in the first half, five of which resulted in layups. Before Ross made a 3-pointer with 8:32 left in the half, every Oklahoma basket came from in close.

No. 9 Stanford 87, UCSB 64

STANFORD, Calif. -- Lindsey Yamasaki scored 21 points in the championship game of the Stanford Invitational, leading No. 9 Stanford over UC Santa Barbara.

Yamasaki, the tournament MVP, scored 10 points in the first four minutes for the Cardinal (2-0).

Lindsay Taylor led Santa Barbara (1-1) with 15 points, and Nicole Powell had 12 points and four steals.

No. 14 Baylor 86, Nevada 58

RENO, Nev. -- Danielle Crockrom had 23 points and 16 rebounds as No. 14 Baylor won the Nevada Bell Classic with an 86-58 victory over Nevada on Saturday night.

Sheila Lambert, the tournament MVP, added 18 points for the Lady Bears (2-0), who opened a 45-25 halftime lead and were never threatened by the Wolf Pack (1-1).

Kate Smith led Nevada with 19 points in a reserve role.



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