VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and Jackie Young added 25 to help Notre Dame beat Drake 82-64 in the Vancouver Showcase semifinal.
The defending champion Fighting Irish (5-0) struggled to score early. But after the first quarter was tied 17-17, Notre Dame eventually managed to dominate. The Irish outscored the Bulldogs 52-44 in the paint.
Ogunbowale connected on 11 of 19 shots while Young hit 11 of 15 from the field.
The Irish were playing without Jessica Shepard and still were missing Marina Mabrey, who has been sidelined with a quadriceps injury all season.
Sara Rhine led the Bulldogs (5-1) with 18 points
No. 2 UConn 65, St. John’s 55
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points, and No. 2 UConn rallied in the fourth quarter to beat pesky St. John’s at the Paradise Jam tournament.
Napheesa Collier added 17 points and Crystal Dangerfield 14 for the Huskies (4-0), who survived a challenge from the Red Storm to extend their regular-season winning streak to 119 games.
Tiana England scored 13 points, Alisha Kebbe added 12 points, Kadaja Bailey 11 and Oadashah Hoppie 10 for St. John’s (3-1). The Red Storm led by as many as six points in the first quarter, and battled UConn through five lead changes and four ties in the second half.
The Red Storm’s last lead came in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, when Bailey made back-to-back layups for a 51-47 margin with 9:18 left.
However, the Huskies responded with 3-pointers from Dangerfield and Samuelson, the last giving UConn a 53-51 lead with 7:15 remaining. That ignited an 18-4 run to close out the game.
No. 3 Oregon 94, UC Riverside 44
MORAGA, Calif. – Ruthy Hebard scored 19 points, and Oregon coasted to a victory over UC Riverside in the opener of the Saint Mary’s Thanksgiving Classic.
The Ducks (5-0) led 52-18 at halftime on their way to another lopsided win. They entered with a 33-point average margin of victory, their closest game being a two-point victory over then-No. 18 Syracuse on Nov. 10.
Hebard went 8 for 9 from the field while playing just 18 minutes. Most of Oregon’s starters were out by the fourth quarter.
Sabrina Ionescu, a preseason All-American guard who attended nearby Miramonte High School in Orinda, had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists. Satou Sabally added 17 points for Oregon.
No. 4 Baylor 72, South Dakota State 66
LAS VEGAS – Lauren Cox had 28 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help Baylor beat South Dakota State at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.
Cox hit a 3-pointer to give the Lady Bears a 10-point lead with 1:12 to play. Sydney Palmer missed a 3-point shot on the other end but Myah Selland grabbed the offensive rebound, was fouled on the putback and converted the 3-point play. DiDi Richards missed two free throws for Baylor and two foul shots by Macy Miller pulled the Jackrabbits within five with 31 seconds to go.
After a turnover by Richards, SDSU missed two 3-point shots but grabbed the rebound both times before Miller converted a 3-point play to make it 68-66 with 20 seconds remaining. Juicy Landrum hit two free throws and, after a Jackrabbits miss, Brown made two foul shots to cap the scoring.
Madison Guebert led South Dakota State (3-2) with 22 points, including six 3-pointers.
No. 5 Louisville 58, No. 19 Arizona State 56
LAS VEGAS – Sam Fuehring scored 18 points, including a layup with 2.5 seconds left, and grabbed nine rebounds to help Louisville beat Arizona State in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.
Dana Evans added 11 points six assists and three steals. Asia Durr finished with 14 points on just 5-of-18 shooting for Louisville (4-0).
Kianna Ibis was fouled on a 3-point shot and hit all three free throws to pull Arizona State (2-2) within two points with 19.3 seconds left. Fuehring and Reili Richardson traded two foul shots apiece to make it 56-54 with 12.2 left and, after a Louisville timeout moved the ball to the front court, Elenga stole Arica Carter’s inbound pass, was fouled and hit both free throws 1.5 seconds later. Evans then drove the baseline and wrapped a pass around a defender to Fuehring for winner.
Carter stole the ensuing inbound pass to seal it.
No. 7 Maryland 68, Morgan State 44
TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico – Kaila Charles scored 18 points, Taylor Mikesell added 17 and Maryland used a strong second half to beat Morgan State in the Puerto Rico Clasico tournament.
In a nonconference matchup between Maryland-based teams, the Terrapins (5-0) led by only 28-22 at halftime before Mikesell scored 14 in a 22-point third quarter that pushed the margin to 15 points.
A three-point play by Charles made it 57-35 with 5:55 left, and Maryland coasted to the finish.
Adreora Coleman scored 20 for the Bears (1-5), who lost to Georgia 60-33 in a first-round game.
No. 8 Stanford 88, Florida Gulf Coast 65
HONOLULU – Nadia Fingall scored a career-high 24 points and Stanford pulled away from Florida Gulf Coast in the opening day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
The Cardinal (4-0) also got 17 from Kiana Williams and 16 from Dijonai Carrington.
Fingall shot 11 of 14 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds. Her previous high for points was 14 against Cal State Northridge, when she was a freshman during the 2016 season.
Keri Jewett-Giles scored 17 points and Nasrin Ulel added 13 for the Eagles (2-2).
No. 9 Oregon State 70, No. 13 South Carolina 69
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Katie McWilliams sank two free throws with 1.9 seconds left to give Oregon State a win over South Carolina in the semifinals of the Vancouver Showcase.
McWilliams and Taya Corosdale led the Beavers (6-0) with 14 points apiece while Mikayla Pivec added 11. Te’a Cooper paced the Gamecocks (3-2) with 21 points and Alexis Jennings furnished 12.
Oregon State led 37-29 at the half after Destiny Slocum drained a shot from half court at the buzzer.
The Beavers extended the lead to 61-46 on a 3-pointer by Kat Tudor with 6:32 left before the Gamecocks rallied.
Cooper’s 3-pointer with 25 seconds left tied the game at 68.
Following a timeout, Slocum tried to set up a final shot in the closing seconds, but she slipped near center court while being guarded closely, retrieved the ball while on the floor and sent a high pass to McWilliams for an alley-oop. But she was fouled while going up for the ball, setting the stage for final two decisive free throws.
No. 10 Texas 56, Quinnipiac 55
ESTERO, Fla. – Audrey Warren’s jumper from just inside the foul line with 47 seconds left put Texas ahead to stay, and the Longhorns knocked off Quinnipiac in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Sug Sutton and Jatarie White each scored 12 for Texas (4-0), which overcame a 15-point deficit.
Quinnipiac (2-2) had two shots at the end to win it. Jen Fay’s long jumper missed, and Taylor Herd’s putback try bounced off the rim as time expired.
Fay led all scorers with 15 points for the Bobcats, who shot 19 percent in the second half – and were 1 for 15 from 3-point range in the final two quarters.
No. 12 Iowa 84, No. 25 West Virginia 81
BIMINI, Bahamas – Megan Gustafson had 28 points and 16 rebounds, and Iowa rallied from a 24-point deficit and beat West Virginia in the Junkanoo Jam to remain undefeated.
The win marks the biggest comeback for Iowa (5-0) under coach Lisa Bluder. Iowa plays Florida State in the title game while the Mountaineers (3-1) face Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.
Gustafson was 12 of 17 from the field. Makenzie Meyer made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for Iowa. Tania Davis scored 15 points, including a career-high 13 free throws. Alexis Sevillian chipped in with 13 points.
Kysre Gondrezick scored 22 points for West Virginia.
Gustafson converted a 3-point play to give Iowa its first lead of the second half, 78-77, with 49.4 seconds to play. Gustafson added another bucket and Davis made two free throws to make it a five-point lead with 38.7 seconds left. Gondrezick hit a 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds remaining.
West Virginia built a 48-29 halftime lead but Iowa outscored the Mountaineers 29-12 in the fourth.
No. 14 Syracuse 92, Princeton 61
CANCUN, Mexico – Gabrielle Cooper made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to help Syracuse beat Princeton in the Cancun Challenge.
Cooper scored all of her points before the fourth quarter, in just 17 minutes. She made five of her first six 3-pointers and finished 6 of 10.
Tiana Mangakahia added 14 points with 11 assists and Amaya Finklea-Guity had 12 points and eight rebounds for Syracuse (5-1), which was 15 of 29 from 3-point range.
Syracuse had a 49-34 lead at halftime after shooting 60 percent, including 7 of 13 from distance.
Gabrielle Rush made five 3-pointers and scored 15 points for Princeton (1-5) and Carlie Littlefield added 11 points.
No. 15 N.C. State 69, George Washington 61
CANCUN, Mexico – Elissa Cunane scored eight of her 18 points in the third quarter to help North Carolina State stay undefeated with a victory over George Washington in the Cancun Challenge.
Grace Hunter had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead NC State (6-0). Erika Cassell added 12 points and DD Rogers chipped in with 10 rebounds and five points. The Wolfpack face Michigan in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge on Thursday.
Mei-Lyn Bautista scored 19 points to lead George Washington (1-5). Kelsi Mahoney had 16 points and Neila Luma 14.
No. 16 DePaul 79, Kansas State 59
CANCUN, Mexico – Mart’e Grays and Dee Bekelja each scored 12 points and DePaul beat Kansas State in the Cancun Challenge.
Bekelja scored 10 of her points in the first half as DePaul jumped out to a 45-20 advantage and Grays’ 3-pointer with 6:30 remaining extended the lead to 69-47.
Ashton Millender added 11 points for DePaul (3-1), which plays No. 14 Syracuse on Saturday. The Blue Demons were 12 of 40 from 3-point range, while Kansas State was just 2 of 12.
DePaul outscored Kansas State 18-6 at the end of the first quarter for a 21-12 lead, and the Blue Demons built a lead as high as 29 points in the third quarter.
Jasauen Beard scored 14 of her 17 points in the second half for Kansas State (3-2), and Peyton Williams had 10 points and six rebounds.
North Carolina 71, No. 17 South Florida 69
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Stephanie Watts scored 24 points and the North Carolina women handed South Florida its second straight loss at the Paradise Jam.
The Tar Heels backed up a Thanksgiving Day beat down of UCLA, 83-49 in the opener, and avenged a stinging loss to South Florida at the 2016 Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas, 83-55. Watts is one of four members of the UNC rotation to have played in that loss.
South Florida, which lost to Kentucky 85-63, got 22 points from Laura Ferreira and 18 more from Jordao.
No. 18 California 65, Tulane 57
SAN DIEGO – Kristine Anigwe and Kianna Smith combined to score 33 points and California held off Tulane at the San Diego Thanksgiving Tournament to remain unbeaten with five straight wins.
Dynah Jones came off the Tulane (3-1) bench to score 22 points.
No. 20 Texas A&M 97, Arkansas State 56
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Chennedy Carter scored 23 points, N’dea Jones turned in her second straight double-double and Texas A&M defeated Arkansas State.
Carter was 10-of-13 shooting, made three 3-pointers and had seven assists for the Aggies (4-1), who won their 10th straight home game. Jones added 13 points and 13 rebounds, Kayla Wells scored 14 points with six assists, Ciera Johnson added 13 points and Aaliyah Wilson had three treys and 11 points.
The Aggies shot over 60 percent in each half, outscored the Red Wolves 54-20 in the paint and had a 46-23 rebounding advantage.
The Red Wolves (1-4) were led by Kayla Williams, who had 16 points.
Michigan 70, No. 21 Missouri 54
ESTERO, Fla. – Deja Church scored 11 of her 15 points in the first half and Michigan coasted to an upset over Missouri in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
The Wolverines (4-0) dominated the first half, scoring the first nine points and breaking away to a 37-14 lead at the break. The Tigers (3-2) had a run of 11 missed shots stretching from the second into the third quarter and made just five of their first 31 shots (16.1 percent).
Nicole Munger added 11 points and Hallie Thome scored 10 for the Wolverines, who had their largest lead at 53-25 with 1:59 left in the third quarter.
Missouri had 9-2 runs to open and close the fourth quarter but only got as close as the final score. Sophie Cunningham led the Tigers with nine points.
No. 23 Minnesota 65, Cornell 45
MINNEAPOLIS – Kenisha Bell scored 18 points with nine rebounds, Destiny Pitts added 11 points with a trio of 3-pointers and innesota led all the way to defeat Cornell, winning a fifth straight to open the season.
The Golden Gophers scored 25 points off 22 Cornell turnovers, added 19 more points from the free-throw line and six players combined for 10 steals. Palma Kaposi and Irene Garrido Perez had three steals each.
Annalese Lamke added eight points and nine rebounds and the Golden Gophers led 20-9 even before the first quarter ended.
Minnesota led 40-16 at the break, holding Cornell to 6-of-21 shooting in the first two quarters. The halftime score was the fewest points the Golden Gophers have allowed in a half this season.
Halley Miklos scored 10 points with four rebounds and Samantha Clement nine points, all from 3-point distance, for Cornell (2-2).
No. 24 Miami 82, Nebraska 68
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Beatrice Mompremier scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Miami defeated Nebraska.
Mompremier was 8-of-11 shooting, while Laura Cornelius made four 3-pointers and added 23 points. Kelsey Marshall made four from distance and scored 18 for the Hurricanes (5-1).
The Hurricanes used 9-0 run early in the first quarter for a lead they would not lose. Cornelius hit two 3-pointers in scoring the final 10 points of the first half as Miami went up 44-25 and would remain in front by double figures the rest of the way.
Sam Haiby scored 14 points, Hannah Whitish 13, including four 3-pointers, and Nicea Eliely 10 for the Cornhuskers (1-3).
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