Saturday, November 18, 2017
Sports

USF women fall in Big East road opener

RECOMMENDED READING


CHICAGO — After a promising start to the Big East season, USF fell flat Saturday night, falling 91-75 to DePaul.

Four days after taking No. 2 Notre Dame to overtime before losing 75-71, the Bulls (11-4, 0-2) shot 37.3 percent from the field (28-of-75), 23.8 percent from 3-point range (5-of-21). Andrea Smith had a career-high 35 points for USF but shot 11-of-32.

Smith added 10 rebounds after posting 33 points and 11 rebounds against the Fighting Irish. Twin sister Andrea Smith had 17 points, Inga Orekhova added 13, and Alisia Jenkins had 10 rebounds.

Anna Martin had 35 points for the Blue Demons (12-4, 1-1), who won for the seventh time in eight games overall and their ninth in a row at home. Brittany Hrynko added 22 points and eight assists.

Martin scored 20 in the first half for DePaul, which erased a 15-14 deficit with a 13-0 run and took a 43-26 lead at halftime. The Blue Demons were ahead by double digits for the rest of the game.

DePaul shot 45.8 percent from the field (27-of-59) and made 8 of 22 3-pointers, including four by Hrynko and three by Martin.

USF looks to bounce back 7 p.m. Tuesday when Cincinnati visits the Sun Dome.

TAMPA 57, LYNN 52: Sadie Oyer scored a career-high 18 on 8 of 9 shooting and Shamika Williams has 12 points and 11 rebounds as the host Spartans (11-1, 2-1 Sunshine State) pulled away.

FLA. TECH 62, ECKERD 48: The host Panthers opened with an 18-2 run in the first nine minutes, and the Tritons (5-6, 2-2 SSC) never recovered.

BARRY 81, SAINT LEO 68: The host Bucs used their outside shooting to pull away in the second half from the Lions (7-7, 2-2 SSC).

3-POINT RECORD: Florida Gulf Coast sank 22 3-pointers to break its single-game Division I record in a 97-60 victory over host East Tennessee State. The Eagles attempted 43 3's and made 51.2 percent. "We shot the ball really well," coach Karl Smesko said. "It was nice to see a lot of players get hot in the same game because it really worked to our advantage."

Top 25

NO. 3 UCONN 85, MARQUETTE 51: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 24 and Stefanie Dolson 20 for the visiting Huskies (14-1, 2-1 Big East), who improved to 8-0 all time against the Golden Eagles.

NO. 15 LOUISVILLE 70, PROVIDENCE 62: Shoni Schimmel and Bria Smith scored 17 each to pace the visiting Cardinals (14-3, 2-1 Big East), who shot 64 percent (16-of-25) in the first half.

NO. 16 OKLAHOMA 65, TEXAS TECH 55: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 26, including the last 13 for the host Sooners (14-2, 4-0 Big 12).

NO. 22 DAYTON 82, BUTLER 39: Amber Deane had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the visiting Flyers (13-1) in their Atlantic 10 opener.

NO. 25 IOWA ST. 68, TCU 52: Chelsea Poppens had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the host Cyclones (12-2, 3-1 Big 12).

Comments

Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Calvary Christian 10

CLEARWATER — The ice bath ensued for Clearwater Central Catholic coach Chris Harvey after the Marauders’ 37-10 victory over Calvary Christian in Friday’s Class 3A region final. The win placed the Marauders (11-0) in their fifth state tournament since...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

MELBOURNE — With 1 yard separating Plant from an incredible come-from-behind victory, or a devastating defeat, it all came down to a matter of trust.And for Panthers coach Robert Weiner, there was no one he would put more faith in to get that 1 yard ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

SEFFNER — Hillsborough conquered one nemesis with last week’s win over Class 6A defending state finalist Lake Gibson, the team that knocked the Terriers out of the playoffs in the first round a year ago.But there was an even bigger stumbling block to...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Region football: Ocala Vanguard 35, Mitchell 31

NEW PORT RICHEY — The start wasn’t quite befitting of a playoff game between undefeated teams, but the end of Friday’s war between Ocala Vanguard and Mitchell certainly was.Like last year’s Class 6A regional semifinal, the Mustangs held a three-point...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

ZEPHYRHILLS — For Zephyrhills, Friday night’s Class 5A region semifinal against Green Cove Springs Clay was doomed by 12 bad minutes. The Bulldogs led by four points at halftime but allowed 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and were not able ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday’s playoff game knowing its defense had to help control field position against Jesuit. The Spartans (9-1) left Friday’s game with a ticket to Immokalee for a region final — and six Tigers (6-5) turnovers en r...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Region football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Palmetto 26

TAMPA — Another Friday night, another offensive explosion.Tampa Bay Tech’s offense continued its torrid pace and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. accounted for five total touchdowns as the Titans rolled past Palmetto 42-26 in a Class 7A, Region 3 semifi...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Region football: Cambridge Christian 50, Indian Rocks Christian 14

TAMPA — The Cambridge Christian offense was clicking, and quarterback Jaylin Jackson couldn’t seem to be stopped. Still, as the second quarter clock dwindled, Indian Rocks Christian was hanging around.So with just more than a minute left in the half,...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Region football: Naples 24, Largo 0

NAPLES — In a game between two teams that had never met with a lot on the line, the Naples defense came up with one of its best efforts against Largo on Friday night.The Golden Eagles limited the Packers to 117 yards of offense in a 24-0 triumph in t...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Region football: Lakeland 52, Wiregrass Ranch 0

LAKELAND — It has been a historic season for the Wiregrass Ranch Bulls football team, which made consecutive playoff appearances for the first time, won its most games ever and experienced its first playoff victory.If this were a movie, the final sce...
Updated: 6 hours ago