Women's Basketball Scoreboard: Nov. 7-13
Sunday, November 13
Washington State 72, UNC Wilmington 60
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.— Carly Noyes scored 16 points to lead Washington State to a 72-60 victory over UNC Wilmington in the final game of the Lady Lion Classic hosted by Penn State Sunday afternoon.
#16 Rutgers 73, California 70
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - California had a shot to tie the game with 1.8 seconds remaining on the clock, but the ball clanked off the rim and the No. 16 Rutgers Scarlet Knights held on for a 73-70 victory in New Jersey, denying first year Golden Bear head coach Lindsay Gottlieb her first victory at the helm of the program. Gennifer Brandon had her sixth career double double in the loss.
Arizona 79, Georgia State 66
ATLANTA, Ga. - The University of Arizona Wildcat women's basketball team swept its southern swing with a 79-66 win at Georgia State, in Atlanta, on Sunday to go with Friday's 88-46 win at Georgia Southern. The Wildcats move to 2-0 on the season with 49 points from sophomore guard Candice Warthen in the two contests.
Arizona State 56, Colorado State 52
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Micaela Pickens scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half and overtime as the Arizona State women's basketball team came through with a hard-fought 56-52 road win over Colorado State on Sunday.
#22 UCLA 74, Tennessee Tech 52
LOS ANGELES - Senior Rebekah Gardner had personal highs in points (21) and rebounds (10) for her first career double-double, while junior Atonye Nyingifa posted her second straight double-double with 16 points and a career-best 14 rebounds, as the 22nd-ranked Bruins defeated Tennessee Tech 74-52 on Sunday at the John Wooden Center in the second round of the Preseason WNIT.
Oregon State 83, Montana State 53
Corvallis, Ore. - Senior Earlysia Marchbanks (Salem, Ore.) scored a career-high 21 points with a game-high tying eight rebounds as the Oregon State women's basketball team (2-0) defeated the Montana State Bobcats (1-1) 83-53 in Gill Coliseum on Sunday.
Utah 74, Southern Utah 60
SALT LAKE CITY - Led by a double-double from Michelle Plouffe and 20 points from Taryn Wicijowski, the Utah women's basketball team made a second half rally to defeat Southern Utah, 74-60 in their season opener on Sunday evening.
Oregon 102, Cal Poly 93
EUGENE, Ore.- The University of Oregon women's basketball team held on to defeat Cal Poly, 102-93, behind a 24-point, nine-rebound performance by senior Jasmin Holliday on Sunday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.
Friday, November 11
Arizona 88, Georgia Southern 46
STATESBORO, Ga. - The University of Arizona Wildcat women's basketball team won its fourth-straight season opener in the Niya Butts era of head coaching with Friday night's victory over Georgia Southern, 88-46, at Statesboro's Hanner Fieldhouse.
Colorado 84, Northern Arizona 60
BOULDER, Colo. - If there were any opening-night nerves, Linda Lappe's Colorado women's basketball team quickly disposed of them. After that, Northern Arizona was disposed of just as easily as CU rolled into the 2011-12 season with an impressive 84-60 win Friday night at the Coors Events Center.
Oregon State 96, Western Oregon 32
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Five Oregon State women's basketball players reached double-digits in the points column, led by senior Earlysia Marchbanks' (Salem, Ore.) 15, as the Beavers (1-0) set the school record for the largest margin of victory in school history with a 96-32 win over Western Oregon (0-1) Friday afternoon in front of a crowd of 1,423.
Stanford 72, Texas 59
AUSTIN, Texas - Even with half the Ogwumike frontcourt on the bench, No. 5 Stanford was still too strong and powerful for Texas (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) to handle.
UCLA 67, McNeese State 59
LOS ANGELES - Sophomore Rhema Gardner had a career- and game-high 18 points, while junior Atonye Nyingifa posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, as the 22nd-ranked Bruins never trailed in defeating McNeese State 67-59 on Friday at the John Wooden Center in the first round of the Preseason WNIT.
UC Davis 69, Washington 68
SEATTLE - Win or lose, Kevin McGuff had planned on using this regular-season opener as an important teaching moment for his team. He just would have preferred to build off a victory.
Penn State 72, Washington State 60
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Washington State University had No. 12/14 Penn State University on the ropes until a late second half surge by the Lady Lions handed the Cougars a season-opening 72-60 defeat at the Lady Lion Classic Friday evening.