No. 1 Vols command first half for win

Published: Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Alexis Hornbuckle had 15 points and eight rebounds to help top-ranked Tennessee hold off No. 12 Notre Dame 62-51 on Saturday.
Megan Duffy led Notre Dame (9-2) with 19 points, including eight points in the last 4 minutes.
Tennessee (12-0) led 47-25 with 13:09 left, but the Irish went on a 16-4 run to cut the lead to 51-41 with 6:16 remaining. Duffy's basket trimmed the deficit to 57-51 with 2 minutes left before Tennessee made 5-of-8 free throws.
Nicky Anosike added nine points and freshman Candace Parker had eight points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Vols.
Tennessee forced 15 first-half turnovers to take a 29-14 lead. Playing before the third sellout crowd in history, the Irish barely avoided their lowest-scoring half thanks to Courtney LaVere's 3-pointer with 1:09 left before the break. Notre Dame's all-time low of 12 was set in 1981.
    Ivory Latta had 14 points in 16 minutes to lead host North Carolina in the rout.
    North Carolina (13-0) made 9-of-20 3-pointers and won its 26th straight in Chapel Hill. Heather Claytor added 12 points on four 3-pointers and LaToya Pringle had 11 points
    Erica Irick led College of Charleston (3-6) with 12 points.
    The Tar Heels jumped to an 18-2 lead after College of Charleston turned over six of its first eight possessions.
  • NO. 8 UCONN 85, ARMY 46: Ann Strother scored 21 points and Barbara Turner had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead host Connecticut to its fifth straight win.
    Strother had five of UConn's season-high 12 3-pointers to move to 18th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,386 points. Turner picked up her fourth double-double of the season and helped invigorate a sluggish inside game for UConn (11-1).
    Mel Thomas made three 3-pointers and finished with 16 points. She and Strother combined for four 3s in a 17-0 run midway through the second half.
    Cara Enright led the Black Knights (5-7) with 17 points and Alex McGuire added 10.
    Briann January scored 12 points in a reserve role to lead host Arizona State to its ninth straight win.
    The winning streak is the longest for Arizona State (12-1, 3-0 Pac-10) in 10 years under coach Charlie Turner Thorne.
    Keisha Moore had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars (6-6, 0-4), who have lost five in a row.
    Arizona State held Katie Appleton, the Cougars' top scorer, to five points on 1-for-4 shooting. Emily Westerberg, Aubree Johnson and Kirsten Thompson each scored nine points for the Sun Devils.
    Brooke Queenan had 23 points and Kindyll Dorsey scored 10 of her 16 points in a 15-2 game-opening run to lead Boston College at home.
    Queenan had 10 rebounds and Sarah Marshall had nine assists for the Eagles (12-2), who gave coach Cathy Inglese her 350th career win.
    Meghan Curtin had 16 second-half points and Megan Ballard finished with 11 points for Colgate (2-9).
    The Eagles made eight of their first 11 shots and pushed the lead to 28-4 on Queenan's basket. BC led 41-17 at halftime after holding Colgate to 21 percent shooting.

    No. 24 Boston College 73, Colgate 54 MORE

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