Thursday's local interest college basketball: Tribe women boost winning streak to four

Daily Press, Associated Press reports

William and Mary's women's basketball team improved to 6-1 with a 75-55 victory over Wofford on Thursday night at Kaplan Arena.

W&M used a stifling defense to pick up its fourth straight victory. The Tribe (6-1) forced the Terriers (1-5) into 26 turnovers, thanks in large part to 15 steals, and converted those miscues into 27 points.

Tribe junior Alexandra Masaquel notched her second-straight double-double, matching a career-high 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting to go with a game-high 10 rebounds. Junior Marlena Tremba and freshman Bianca Boggs each scored 13 points. Tremba added seven rebounds, while the point total was a career-best for Boggs.

Sophomore Abby Rendle tallied 11 points off the bench and turned in a strong defensive effort with a season-high five blocks and three steals.

Vanderbilt 74, Drexel 64: The Commodores beat the Dragons, who are expected to be a contender for the Colonial Athletic Association championship.

Delaware 55, Fordham 48: Hannah Jardine led Delaware (4-2) with 15 points.

Alecia Bell, a Woodside High graduate, had four points and four rebounds in four minutes for the Blue Hens as they beat the Rams (2-4) in New York.

ACC/Big Ten Challenge:

Virginia Tech 64, Penn State 59: Vanessa Panousis’ 16 points and Hannah Young’s 13 led the visiting Hokies (6-1) past the Nittany Lions (3-4) for one of Tech’s most notable victories in recent years.

No. 14 Duke 84, Minnesota 64: Azura Stevens picked up her fifth double-double of the season with 26 points and 11 rebounds for the host Blue Devils (7-1).

No. 13 Florida State 65, Rutgers 43: Leticia Romero was 8 of 13 from the field, including making her only 3-point attempt, and scored 18 points as FSU won at home.

Note: No. 3 Notre Dame will be without Briana Turner for several weeks and could also be without fellow forward Taya Reimer against top-ranked Connecticut on Saturday.

Turner has missed the past three games after injuring her right shoulder in practice last week


James Madison 63, Western Michigan 57: Ron Curry had 21 points and seven rebounds in Harrisonburg as the Dukes (6-3) earned their fourth victory in a row, taking control early in the second half.

Thomas Wilder led the Broncos (3-5) with 18 points and six assists.

Radford 56, Liberty 52: Rashun Davis sandwiched four free throws around a layup in the final 1:07 to lift the host Highlanders (5-3) in the Big South opener for both schools.

Lovell Cabbil hit back-to-back 3-pointers to stake Liberty (3-5) to a 52-49 lead with 2:35 to play, but the Flames’ offense went silent the rest of the way.

Davis tied the game with two free throws with 1:07 to go, then got to the rim for a layup to give the Highlanders (5-3, 1-0) the lead, 54-52, with 22 seconds to play. He added two insurance free throws with 3 seconds left.

Davis finished with 16 points to lead Radford, with Ed Polite Jr. adding another 10 points off the bench. Evan Maxwell scored 24 points to lead Liberty, with Cabbil adding 15 more.

Delaware 67, South Florida 58: Kory Holden scored 23 points, and Marvin King-Davis added 16 with a career-high 18 rebounds for the Blue Hens (4-2) in Newark, Del.

The Blue Hens (4-2), shot 24 percent in the second half (6 of 25) but made 21 of 29 free throws. Holden hit 9 of 12 and Maurice Jeffers, who had 11 of his 13 points in the second half, hit 7 of 9.

Roddy Peters had 14 points for the Bulls (2-5).

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