Women’s basketball roundup: Ogunbowale scores 19 for Irish
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 19 points as No. 1 Notre Dame pulled away to a 92-59 victory over TCU on Saturday.
The Irish (6-0) used a decisive third quarter to put away the pesky Horned Frogs. Leading 49-47 midway through the third, Notre Dame finished the quarter on a 17-3 run to take control.
TCU, which shot 8 of 13 (61.5 percent) in the first half, went the final 5:24 of the third quarter without a basket, going 0 for 8 from the field in that span. The Irish took a 66-50 lead into the fourth quarter and continued to pull away.
Brianna Turner, Notre Dame’s third-leading scorer, played only 4 minutes and scored just two points in the first half because of foul trouble, and the Horned Frogs matched the Irish with 16 points in the paint in the opening half. Turner finished with 18 points, hitting 7 of 10 from the field.
Ogunbowale hit 5 of 6 3-point attempts and had seven rebounds.
AJ Alix topped the Horned Frogs (4-1) with 16 points.
Notre Dame built a 22-15 lead before the Horned Frogs inched closer. TCU actually had a chance to take a lead in the first half but its possession was wiped out by an offensive foul and the Irish took a 37-34 lead to the locker room.
TCU connected on 8 of 13 (61.5 percent) from the field in the first half while Notre Dame was limited to 7 of 16 (43.8 percent). The Horned Frogs finished 21 of 48 (44 percent) while Notre Dame hit 33 of 71 (46 percent).
NO. 5 BAYLOR 104,
NO. 18 DEPAUL 72
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Alexis Prince scored 19 points and Baylor used a 39-17 third-quarter run to ease past DePaul in the Gulf Coast Showcase semifinals.
Nina Davis added 16 points, and Kristy Wallace had 15 assists for the Bears (6-1). Alexis Jones had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Beatrice Mompremier added 14 points.
NO. 6 MARYLAND 79, WASHINGTON STATE 69
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brionna Jones had 20 points and a career-high 20 rebounds and Maryland struggled before pulling away late in the fourth quarter to beat Washington State.
Kaila Charles added 19 points for Maryland (6-0) in its final tuneup before its showdown at No. 4 Louisville on Thursday. Borislava Hristova had 25 points for Washington State (4-2).
No. 8 Ohio State 77,
No. 11 Syracuse 72
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 24 points and No. 8 Ohio State wasted a 15-point second-half lead before holding off No. 11 Syracuse in the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Mitchell made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter to snuff out a Syracuse rally. The Buckeyes (5-1) will meet No. 5 Baylor today in the championship.
No. 11 Stanford 78, Purdue 69
RIVERIA MAYA, Mexico (AP) — Brittany McPhee scored 22 points and Karlie Samuelson hit six 3-pointers for 20 points and No. 11 Stanford turned back Purdue to win the Cancun Challenge.
Briana Roberson’s 3 put the Cardinal (6-1) up for good 58-55 with 1:24 to go in the third quarter. Stanford pushed its lead to nine points midway through the fourth but two free throws from Ashley Morrissette had the Boilermakers (3-4) within three with 2:24 to play.
NO. 15 WASHINGTON 94, SEATTLE 64
SEATTLE (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 44 points and had a career-high nine rebounds for Washington.
Plum was 15 of 23 from the field, made four 3-pointers and was 10 of 10 from the line. She’s 16 3-point baskets shy of breaking the program record, and is 137 points away from becoming the Pac-12 career scoring leader. She had a career-best and program-record 45 points against Oklahoma in 2014.
NO. 23 ARIZONA STATE 54, ST. JOHN’S 41
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senior Sophie Brunner scored 15 points to top 1,000 career points and Arizona State beat St. John’s to conclude the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.
Brunner became the 22nd Sun Devil to reach the 1,000 mark.
NO. 24 MICHIGAN ST. 63, CAL ST. NORTHRIDGE 59
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tori Jankoska scored 22 points, including four free throws in the final 10 seconds, to lift Michigan State past Cal State Northridge.
NO. 25 GONZAGA 71, WINTHROP 41
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Jill Barta had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds and Gonzaga routed Winthrop to end a two-game losing streak at the Paradise Jam tournament.