No. 1 UConn 70, Ohio State 49
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Bria Hartley scored 17 points, and Stefanie Dolson added 15 to lead No. 1 Connecticut to a 70-49 win over Ohio State on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Classic.
UConn (9-0) was coming off a much-needed seven-day break, having played four games in five days - winning by an average of 49 points. The Huskies had eight games in the first 15 days of the season.
Connecticut got off to a slow start and led 13-10 midway through the first half before finally getting going offensively. Saniya Chong started a 22-7 run to close the half with a 3-pointer. Hartley, Dolson and Banks took over from there, scoring the other 19 points during the burst. The Huskies led 35-17 at the break.
Ohio State (6-3) hung around in the second half and trailed 50-36 with 8:11 left, but got no closer.
Raven Ferguson scored all 14 of her points in the second half to lead the Buckeyes.
Connecticut is in a weird stretch of its schedule. The Huskies host UC Davis on Thursday and then don't play again because of exams until visiting No. 2 Duke on Dec. 17.
The breaks between games does have some benefit with UConn having only seven healthy scholarship players as Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Morgan Tuck are still working their way back from injuries. Both are expected back in the next few weeks.
This was only the second meeting between the schools. UConn beat Ohio State in 2010 at Madison Square Garden for its 88th straight victory to tie the NCAA record for most consecutive victories, held by the UCLA men's team. UConn went on to break it.
Ohio State, under first year coach Kevin McGuff, will next play at Maryland on Wednesday in the ACC/Big Ten challenge. McGuff came to the school after spending a few seasons at Washington.
Marietta College 79, Ohio Valley University 56
MARIETTA-The Ohio Valley University Scots outscored the Marietta College Pioneers by a 40-31 count in the middle 20 minutes of the game Sunday afternoon in the final of the 29th annual Turkey Shoot tournament at Ban Johnson Arena.
Unfortunately for head coach David Wadlington and his Scots, the Pioneers completely dominated the other 20 minutes of the game as they outscored the Scots 48-16 en route to a 79-56 victory to claim the tournament for the 14th time.
Candice Alexnader poured in 20 points while hauling down 13 rebounds to lead the Pioneers to their fifth straight victory of the season.
Marietta College jumped out to a commanding 29-11 lead in the first half before watching the Fighting Scots rally to trim the lead to single digits at 60-51 with seven minutes to play in the game.
A pair of free throws by freshman guard Morgan Liedtke pushed the Pio lead back to double figures and back-to back buckets by Alexander and Frontier High School graduate Heather Booth made it 64-51, igniting a 19-5 game ending Pioneer run.
Alexander, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament after compiling 36 points in the two games, was one of four Pioneers who finished the game in double figures.
Senior guard Tori Dixon added 15 points including a three-pointer in the opening minute of the game that made her the all-time leading three-point shooter in Marietta College history.