Sydney Moss leads Thomas More to 112-49 victory against Grove City
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- Sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss scored a game-high 36 points to lead fifth-ranked Thomas More to a 112-49 win against Grove City in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at the Connor Convocation Center.
With the win, the Saints remain undefeated at 17-0 overall and 10-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Wolverines fall to 4-12 overall and 3-7 in the PAC.
The Saints built a 63-15 lead at halftime as they shot 60.5 percent from the field, including 55.6 percent from behind the three-point arc and 100 percent from the free-throw line. Thomas More out-scored Grove City 34-10 in the paint and 30-0 off turnovers. At the half, Moss had 26 points and junior forward Jenny Burgoyne had 18.
In the second half, Thomas More shot 64 percent from the field to lead by as many as 67 points as it out-scored the Wolverines 49-34 and went on to the 112-49 win.
Senior guard Devin Beasley dished out five assists and tied the Thomas More single-season assist record with 145.
Moss led three Saints in double-figure scoring as Burgoyne finished with 25 points and senior guard Katie Kitchen added 16. Burgoyne led the team on the boards with a game-high eight rebounds, while junior guard Sydni Wainscott led the team in assists with six and Moss led the team in steals with five.
No. 1 DePauw 98, Wooster 32
GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Savannah Trees scored a career-high 26 points including 18 in the first half and helped top-ranked DePauw to a 98-32 North Coast Athletic Conference victory against visiting Wooster.
The Tigers improved to 18-0 overall and 9-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, while the Fighting Scots slipped to 6-11 overall and 1-8 in the conference.
DePauw shot 60.3 percent for the game and finished with 12-18 shooting from three-point range. Wooster shot 22 percent for the game and knocked in 4-20 three-pointers. The Tigers entered the game as the Division III leader for fewest turnovers per game and finished with just nine while dishing out 24 assists.
The victory was DePauw's 52nd consecutive which is the third longest in NCAA Division III history and sixth longest on all levels of NCAA women's basketball. It also marked the Tigers' 71st consecutive regular season win and 84th consecutive home conference win.
No. 6 Tufts 62, Bates 46
MEDFORD, Mass. -- Tufts held visiting Bates to four points in the first 12 minutes of play and rolled to a 62-46 NESCAC victory on Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gym.
Tufts improved to 16-0 and 4-0 in the conference with the victory. Bates lost its fifth consecutive game, falling to 7-10 overall and 0-4 in the league.
The Jumbos led 32-12 at halftime, holding the Bobcats to 16-percent shooting. Eight different Jumbos had points in the half, led by seven from senior Liz Moynihan off the bench. The Jumbos out-rebounded the Bobcats 23-13 in the first 20 minutes, including four each by Emma Roberson, Michela North and Ali Rocchi. Tufts had advantages of 14-2 in the paint and 11-2 off turnovers for the half.
Moynihan's 11 points led nine Jumbos who scored. She added five rebounds and two assists. Morehead and Caitlin McClure both tallied nine points, with Morehead contributing three assists and two steals. North put up eight points and pulled down seven rebounds as the Jumbos won the battle of the boards, 43-28. Ali Rocchi was valuable off the bench with four points, six rebounds and three assists.
No. 8 George Fox 70, Puget Sound 58
NEWBERG, ORE. -- Juniors Jami Roos and Dacia Heckendorf combined for 7-for-9 3-point shooting to guide the George Fox Bruins to a 70-58 victory against the Puget Sound Loggers in Northwest Conference action Saturday night at the Miller Gym inside of the Wheeler Sports Center.
Roos finished with 14 points and Heckendorf scored nine as the Bruins (16-1, 7-1 NWC) overpowered the Loggers (11-6, 4-4 NWC) for the eighth consecutive time. Sophomore Jordyn Peacock scored 14 and picked up nine rebounds, finishing one rebound shy of a double-double for her third consecutive home game.
Besides Roos and Jordyn Peacock each scoring 14, sophomore Justine Benner hit 10 to join them in double digits. Junior transfer Lauren Colding was active away from the hoop, registering a game-high 11 boards and dishing out seven assists. The Bruins went 25-for-62 (40.3 percent) from the field and out-rebounded the Loggers 46-34.
No. 9 FDU Florham 71, Wikes 59
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- FDU-Florham junior forward Kyra Dayon exploded for 20-first half points on 8-of-9 shooting to lead the ninth-ranked Devils to a comfortable 71-59 victory against Wilkes on Saturday afternoon in Freedom Conference action.
The Devils (17-0, 6-0 MAC) wore down the Colonels (4-12, 1-5 MAC) and outscored them 34-26 in the second half to remain undefeated. Dayon finished with 24 points, seven steals, three rebounds and two assists, while Rachel Groom tallied a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds in the win.
Shalette Brown's jump shot 11 seconds shy of intermission, capped a tightly-contested first half of play, and sent FDU into the break with a 37-33 advantage. The Colonels knocked down five of their six three-point attempts and shot 50 percent overall from the floor in the first stanza. Wilkes junior guard Elena Stambone paced the Colonels with 14 points including 4-of-4 from downtown during the first 20 minutes of action. Stambone finished with 22 points on the afternoon.
Stambone's three-pointer with 13:32 to go brought the Colonels within two points (46-44) but four straight free throws by Leigh-Ann Lively built the FDU lead back to six. With 8:42 left to play in regulation, freshman point guard Alyssa McDonough sparked an 11-0 run by the Devils which gave FDU the momentum to lock up its 17th win of the season.
Note: The game between No. 4 Hope and Alma has been postponed to 6 p.m. ET on Monday.