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Austin Peay's poor shooting benefits Vandy

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December 16, 2002

NASHVILLE -- Jenni Benningfield scored a season-high 20 and Vanderbilt led by as many as 35 as the ninth-ranked Commodores beat Austin Peay 84-50 Sunday.

Chantelle Anderson added 15 points for Vanderbilt as the schools met for the first time since 1990. Senior point guard Ashley McElhiney had 14 points and six assists for the Commodores.

Gerlonda Hardin led Austin Peay with 10 points.

Austin Peay was 1-of-11 from the field through the first six minutes of the game as Vanderbilt took an 11-2 lead. Austin Peay answered with five straight points, including its only free throw of the first half, but the Commodores continued to take advantage of poor shooting by the Governors.

OHIO ST. 84, NO.19 ARIZONA 65: Courtney Coleman scored 18 and LaToya Turner had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the host Buckeyes.

Coleman shot 9-for-13 from the field and had nine rebounds for Ohio State. Caity Matter finished with 16 points, Didi Reynolds added 11 and Ashley Allen scored nine.

Shawntinice Polk had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats. Dee-Dee Wheeler added 11 points.

NO.21 BOSTON COLLEGE 88, HARVARD 49: Jessalyn Deveny scored 22 and Amber Jacobs had 19 to lead the visiting Eagles.

Hana Peljto scored 21 to lead Harvard, which committed 29 turnovers and shot under 40 percent.

Boston College shot 54 percent (34-for-63) and matched its season high with 19 assists.

NO.23 TEXAS 106, SE LOUISIANA 42: Kala Bowers scored 24 and was one of six players in double figures for the host Longhorns.

Heather Schreiber had 16 points for Texas, Mercedes Williams had 14, Coco Reed 13, Stacy Stephens 12 and Tamra Cobbins 10.

The Longhorns had 42 points off turnovers and Southeastern Louisiana managed just 3. Texas also finished with a 30-2 advantage in fastbreak points.

NEBRASKA 65, NO.25 CINCINNATI 55: Alexa Johnson scored a career-high 27 and had nine rebounds to lead the host Huskers.

Nebraska had only eight healthy players available, and starting center Katie Morse tore her ACL with 8:10 to play. She is expected to miss the rest of the season. She had four points and six rebounds.

The Huskers limited Cincinnati to 30 percent shooting, including 1-of-17 from behind the 3-point line. The Bearcats came into the game averaging 52 percent from the field and 44 percent beyond the arc.

Nebraska held Cincinnati's leading scorer, Valerie King, to three points, all on free throws. King was 0-for-14 from the field, missing seven 3-point attempts.


FLORIDA STATE 75, AKRON 46: Katelyn Vujas scored 19 and had eight rebounds for the visiting Seminoles.

Tasheika Morris added 18, and Holly Johnson scored a career-high 15 and had five rebounds and three assists. Florida State had 11 unanswered points to start the second and led 42-26 with 16:22 to go. The Seminoles led by double digits the rest of the game.

Florida State shot 46 percent from the field and held Akron to 34 percent.

TAMPA 73, FAYETTEVILLE ST. 57: Jessie McDowell had 23 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks to lead the Spartans in the Osprey Holiday Classic in Jacksonville. Tampa outscored the Broncos 38-24 in the second.

SAINT LEO 78, NOVA SE 71: Lisa Cronauer scored 18 and September Harrison added 15 for the visiting Lions.

The Knights went on a 26-8 run and tied it at 69 when Angela Schaech hit a 3-pointer with 1:06 left. Saint Leo then converted seven free throws.

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