Freshman LaQuanda Younger of Newport News scored 12 points as the Old Dominion women got back on course in the Colonial Athletic Association, winning 74-50 Thursday at UNC Wilmington.
Younger, a Warwick High graduate known as “Q,” was 4-of-5 from 3-point range as the Lady Monarchs bounced back from Sunday's home loss to conference favorite Delaware.
Jackie Cook added 11 points and six rebounds, Mairi Buchan had 10 points, and Shae Kelley had 10 rebounds and five points for the Lady Monarchs (12-4, 3-1 CAA). UNCW fell to 2-13, 1-3.
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Despite 21 points and 11 rebounds from Emily Correal, William and Mary (2-13, 0-4 CAA) gave up the night’s first eight points and never caught up in an 82-52 loss at James Madison (9-7, 3-1). This was only W&M’s third single-digit loss of the season.
Tarik Hislop scored 21 points and freshman Precious Hall 14 for the Dukes, who have won six of seven. JMU delighted many people in its Convocation Center by getting got to 79 points, which guarantees fans free chicken nuggets. ...
Senior Amber Easter, from Bethel High, had 16 points, six rebounds and five steals to help George Mason (6-9, 1-3) end its CAA slide by winning 65-54 at Towson (6-9, 0-4). ...
Drexel overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to beat Hofstra 59-53 in Philadelphia, leaving the Dragons and Delaware as the only squads unbeaten in CAA games.
The Pride led 31-16 at halftime, but just like in Drexel's recent win at JMU, the Dragons adjusted and prevailed in the second half.
Xylina McDaniel — whose dad, Xavier, was an NBA All-Star — had 15 points and nine rebounds as No. 11 North Carolina (18-1, 6-0) took control late in the first half and beat Virginia 71-60 in Chapel Hill.
The Cavaliers (11-6, 3-3) got 13 points each from Telia McCall and Kelsey Wolfe, plus 10 rebounds from Simone Egwu. ...
Shawnice Wilson scored 21 points to boost Miami (13-4, 4-2) to a 71-65 home win against Georgia Tech.
Brittany Jackson led the Yellow Jackets (8-9, 1-5) with 23 points.
Big South women
Ashley Buckhannon scored 22 points as host Radford (9-6, 4-2) beat Coastal Carolina 68-50.
“Once again, our defense paved the way to victory,” said Radford coach Tajama Abraham Ngongba, a Kecoughtan High alumna whose team held a foe to 50 or fewer points for the fourth time this season. ...
Tayler Tremblay had 16 points and 11 rebounds as High Point (11-7, 5-2) upended Liberty 71-63, knocking the host Flames (13-6, 5-2) out of a first-place tie with Presbyterian. Tolu Omotula led Liberty with 19 points.
Late Wednesday, former Menchville High standout Marshawn Powell of Arkansas had 28 points and 11 rebounds as the host Razorbacks (11-5, 2-1 SEC) defeated Auburn 88-80 in double overtime. Powell shot 11-of-20 from the field and made three steals. ...
Host Colorado State beat Air Force 79-40. The Falcons’ top scorer for the year, Woodside High graduate Mike Lyons, was saddled by foul trouble that limited him to 23 minutes. He had eight points, sharing the team lead, on 4-of-10 shooting.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun