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No. 7 Thomas More surpasses century mark in win

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- Seventh-ranked Thomas More crossed the century mark as it defeated Waynesburg 104-65 in a Presidents' Athletic Conference game at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Ky.

With the win, the Saints improve to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Yellow Jackets fall to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the PAC.

Sydney Moss led all scorers with 30 points as she was 11-of-12 from the field, including four-of-five from behind the 3-point arc and four-of-four from the free-throw line. Three other Saints reached double-figure scoring as Jenny Burgoyne had 22, senior guard Katie Kitchen had 11 and sophomore guard Olivia Huber had 10. Kitchen led the team on the boards with seven rebounds, while Burgoyne added six. Senior guard Devin Beasley led the team in assists with seven and Moss added six, while she led the team in steals with four.

No. 1 DePauw 98, Wooster 68

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Top-ranked DePauw shot 53 percent from the floor and hit 12-of-23 3-pointers on the way to a 98-68 win at Wooster in the North Coast Athletic Conference opener for both schools.

The Tigers improved to 7-0 with their 41st consecutive win and 60th consecutive regular season victory, while the Fighting Scots dropped to 5-2.

Ali Ross paced all scorers with 22 which equaled her career best, while Alex Gasaway followed with 19. Emma Ondik matched a career high with 18 while hitting 5-of-6 3-pointers and Abby Keller scored a career-high 13 in just nine minutes.

Maura Hall led Wooster with 17 points with Karley Walker chipping in 14.

No. 2 Washington (Mo.) 67, Trinity (Texas) 59

ST. LOUIS -- Hannah Coley's 23 points and seven assist paced Trinity, but it wasn't enough to overcome the second-ranked Washington (Mo.). The Tigers fell 67-59 in the championship game of the McWilliams Classic, but stand 8-2 on the season. 

Anecia Richardson added 13 points and four rebounds, and Lauren Splawnadded nine points off the bench. Libby Kruse added eight boards after corralling 20 last night. Both Kruse and Coley were named to the All-Tournament Team for their efforts. 

Washington led at the half 35-29 and pushed their led to 44-31 before Trinity tied the game at 48-all with nine minutes to play. The Tigers held a lead with just under seven minutes to play, but Washington went on a 12-0 run and held on by sinking five-of-six free throws down the stretch. 

No. 3 Montclair State 78, Ramapo 44

MAHWAH, N.J. -- Junior guard Janitza Aquino scored 14 of her game-high 17 points in the first half leading three Red Hawks in double figures as No. 3 Montclair State remained unbeaten as it knocked off Ramapo College 78-44 at the Bradley Center on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Melissa Tobie and senior Nicosia Henry had 10 points apiece for the MSU, which improved to 6-0 overall, 4-0 in the NJAC.

Jenny Malone finished with nine points, four rebound and six assists while Tobie and Henry each snared six rebounds apiece. Sandra Gee chipped in with five points and seven rebounds while freshman Rachael Krauss grabbed a team-best eight rebounds.

No. 6 Hope 107, Alma 61

Coach Brian Morehouse's Flying Dutch topped the visiting Alma Scots 107-61 in their home debut before 915 DeVos Fieldhouse fans.

Hope improved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) race heading into semester exam week.

The previous mark was 103 points recorded three times, first in a 103-67 win against Adrian in Feb. 2006, then second time in a 103-44 win against Kalamazoo in Jan. 2008 and most recently in a 103-42 win against Alma in Feb. 2011. Hope is now 16-3 in games played at DeVos Fieldhouse.

All 14 Hope players scored, 12 had at least one rebound and nine were credited with an assist. The Flying Dutch scored a season-best nine 3-point baskets.

Senior guard Megan Kelley of Rockford scored 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting for Hope, while senior Anna Kaufmann of Davenport, Iowa added 13 points off the bench.

No. 8 Tufts 63, Connecticut College 44

MEDFORD -- A late second-half run propelled No. 8 Tufts to a 63-44 victory against Connecticut College Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gym. Senior Liz Moynihan was a spark off the bench and scored 13 points for the Jumbos.

The win was the eighth in a row for the Jumbos who go into winter break at 8-0. Junior Hannah Foley scored a team-high 15 points to go along with eight rebounds and three steals.

Connecticut College fell to 4-4. Senior Tara Gabelman scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down 12 boards. Senior Caitlin Cimino added 11 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Camels.

No. 9 UW-Whitewater 85, UW-Stout 50

WHITEWATER, Wis. -- UW-Whitewater opened conference play with an 85-50 win against visiting UW-Stout Saturday in Kachel Gymnasium.

The Warhawks shot 47.1 percent (16-34) from the field in the second half, and converted on 11 of 13 free throw attempts. Abbie Reeves had 10 points to lead all scorers, and Thill and Mandrell were tied for the top rebounder with four each. Whitewater capitalized on Stout's 15 turnovers in the second half, scoring 22 points off miscues to bring the total to 36 points off turnovers in the contest.

Abbie Reeves was UW-W's leading scorer in the game with 17 points hitting 4-7 from behind the arch and 3-4 at the charity stripe. Mary Merg had 16 points and five rebounds while Kaitlyn Thill was one point shy of her second double-double of the year with 10 rebounds and nine points.

No. 10 St. Thomas 80, St. Catherine 49

Maggie Weiers had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead five Tommies scoring in double figures in Saturday’s 80-49 victory against host St. Catherine in MIAC action in St. Paul.

The No. 10-ranked Tommies (4-1 overall, 2-0 MIAC) shot 55 percent from the field and posted a 36-21 rebounding advantage. They raced to first-half leads of 13-0 and 40-17.

Taylor Young had 14 points; Katie Stone added 12 points with four 3-point baskets; and Kelly Brandenburg and Elaine Warner each scored 10 points.