Women’s Roundup

Wolfpack women topple Wildcats

News ServicesNovember 27, 2013 

— N.C. State improved to 6-0 under new coach West Moore with an 86-63 victory Tuesday against Davidson.

The win extended the Wolfpack’s best start since the 2001-02 season, which also began 6-0.

Kody Burke scored 17 for the Wolfpack, Miah Spencer had 14, Markeisha Gatling and Len’Nique Brown had 12 each and Krystal Barrett added 10. Laura Murray and Hannah Early scored 21 each to lead the Wildcats (2-5).

N.C. State outrebounded the Wildcats 43-31 and has yet to be outrebounded this season.

Wake Forest 70, Arizona 58: Chelsea Douglas scored 22 and Dearica Hamby had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Wake Forest (4-2) claimed its first road victory of the season with a win at Arizona (1-5).

Douglas made five 3-pointers and had four assists. Hamby added four steals and two blocks. Kama Griffitts led the Wildcats with 16 points and Erica Barnes had 15.

Western Carolina 71, Appalachian State 63: Reserve Makensey Campbell made four of five 3-pointers and scored 18 to lead the Catamounts (3-3, 1-0) at Appalachian State in a Southern Conference opener.

KeKe Cooper had 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for the Mountaineers (1-4, 0-1), and Maryah Sydnor had 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Wingate 61, Lenoir-Rhyne 51: Kayla Harris of Raleigh had 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a steal in 22 minutes, leading Wingate (4-1, 2-1) at home in a South Atlantic Conference victory.

Jenni Gust led the Bears (4-2, 1-2) with 17 points.

Belmont Abbey 75, Shaw 64: Morgan Midkiff had 20 points and eight assists, and McKenzie Owen scored 16 of her 18 points in the first half to lead the Crusaders (5-2) at home in an upset of 13th-ranked Shaw (2-1). Kaula Jack led Shaw with 14 points, Ariel Hatcher and Diamond Mitchell had 13 each and Micah Brooks scored 12.

Barton 80, Saint Augustine’s 69: Nyeshea Willie had four 3-pointers and 28 points, as well as six assists and three steals, for host Barton (3-4). Brianna Thomas had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Tiffany Webster added 13 points.

Terri Jacobs led Saint Augustine’s (2-3) with 14 points. Lakiya Rouse added 12 and Porscha Walton had 10.

Top 25

No. 5 Notre Dame 92, No. 25 DePaul 76: Natalie Achonwa scored 17 and Kayla McBride 16 for host Notre Dame (5-0). Reserve Megan Rogowski scored 18 for DePaul (3-1).

No. 6 Stanford 86, No. 16 Purdue 69: Chiney Ogwumike scored 17 of her 22 points in the second half to lead Stanford (5-1) past Purdue (4-1) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, earning coach Tara VanDerveer her 899th career victory.

With her next win, the Hall of Famer will become the fifth women’s basketball coach to reach the 900-win milestone, joining Pat Summitt, North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell, C. Vivian Stringer and Jody Conradt.

No. 22 Georgia 74, S.C. State 58: Tiaria Griffin had 16 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as Georgia (6-0) won at home. Erika Ford had 23 points. Kourtney Williams scored 15 for S.C. State (1-3).

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