No. 6 Thomas More defeats Thiel 113-29 as Sydney Moss scores 23
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- Thomas More crossed the century mark for the second time this season as it defeated Thiel 113-29 in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at the Connor Convocation Center.
With the win, the Saints improve to 13-0 overall and 6-0 in the PAC. With the loss, the Tomcats fall to 3-8 overall and 2-3 in the PAC.
The Saints scored the first 11 points in the first half as they built a 58-12 lead at halftime. In the first half, Thomas More shot 59.5 percent from the field (22 of 37), including 55.6 percent from behind the arc (5 of 9) and was 90 percent from the charity stripe (9 of 10)
Thomas More outscored Thiel 55-17 in the second half.
No. 1 DePauw 100, Kenyon 59
GAMBIER, Ohio -- DePauw started about as well as a team could and never looked back on the way to a 100-59 North Coast Athletic Conference win at Kenyon.
The top-ranked Tigers improved to 14-0 overall and 5-0 in the NCAC, while the Ladies dropped to 8-5 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
DePauw missed its first field goal try of the game, but knocked down its next eight in jumping out to a 16-2 lead in the opening 4:06 of the contest.
The Tigers led by as many as 24 on the way to a 51-29 halftime lead and hit 70 percent from the floor in the process.
The second half was much of the same as Kenyon closed the gap to 18 in the opening three minutes, but DePauw gradually stretched it out to as many as 43.
Six Tigers scored in double figures led by Hannah Douglas with a DePauw career-high 16. That was just four shy of matching her collegiate high of 20 when she played for Butler. Savannah Trees added 15 followed by Alex Gasaway with 12 and Emma Ondik with 11.
No. 2 Washington (Mo.) 87, Chicago 72
ST. LOUIS -- Five players scored in double-figures, including a career-high 27 points by sophomore guard Jordan Thompson, as No. 2-ranked Washington (Mo.) earned an 87-72 win against Chicago in the University Athletic Association (UAA) opener Saturday afternoon at the WU Field House.
The win for Washington helped the Bears improve to 11-1 on the season and gave head coach Nancy Fahey the 650th victory in her 28-year tenure. Fahey has led the Bears to a 650-119 (.845) record, and became the 30th coach in NCAA women’s basketball history to reach 650 wins.
No. 2 Gannon 68, Clarion 57
CLARION, Pa. -- Gannon used a balanced effort to defeat Clarion 68-57 in PSAC West action Saturday night at Tippin Gym.
Eleven Lady Knights scored led by 11 points each from Jen Papich and Brittany Batts to help Gannon (16-0 overall, 5-0 PSAC West) to its 20th consecutive regular-season win dating back to last season.
Clarion got a game-high 14 points and five rebounds from Emma Fickel and 10 points and eight rebounds from Hannah Heeter, who played the entire game in foul trouble before fouling out late in the second half.
No. 4 Whitman 68, Pacific Lutheran 61
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Whitman scored the final seven points of overtime Saturday night and escaped with a 68-61 victory against gallant Pacific Lutheran in Northwest Conference action Saturday night on George Ball Court at Sherwood Center.
The teams exchanged four-point runs to begin the extra frame before the Missionaries ended the contest on a 7-0 surge in the final 1:33. Hailey Ann Maeda followed a miss to commence the run, Sarah Anderegg sank a jumper to the right of the top of the key with 32.6 seconds to go, and three charity tosses in the last 15.7 seconds ended the scoring.
No. 5 Hope 71, Adrian 52
HOLLAND, Mich. -- Maura McAfee recorded her sixth double-double of the season to lead the nationally ranked Hope to a 71-52 win against Adrian on Saturday at DeVos Fieldhouse.
McAfee, a sophomore forward from Midland matched her season with 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in only 20 minutes of action.
McAfee came within one rebound of equaling her season-high for rebounds of 16 against Calvin on Nov. 19.
Amherst 78, No. 10 Williams 62
AMHERST, MA -- Williams suffered its second loss of the weekend against Amherst (13-0) on Saturday despite a 24-point contribution from junior captain Ellen Cook. The Ephs fell to the Lord Jeffs by a score of 78-62, bringing their record to 12-2 overall.