BANGOR — Anne Simon scored 10 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter as the University of Maine women’s basketball rallied from an eight-point deficit to beat Dartmouth 65-53 on Sunday afternoon at Cross Insurance Center.

Simon had a double-double for the Black Bears (3-7), adding 11 rebounds. Alba Orois added 17 points, while Caroline Bornemann had 15 points and Maeve Carroll added eight points and 11 rebounds.

Maine trailed by as many as 19 in the first half and were down 30-17 at halftime. The Black Bears scored just three points in the first quarter.

Mekka Boyd had 14 points and eight rebounds for Dartmouth (1-11). Carrington Washburn added 14 points and six rebounds.

(2) NORTH CAROLINA STATE 82, VIRGINIA 55: Elissa Cunane had 17 points and six rebounds and the Wolfpack (11-2, 2-0 ACC) routed the Cavaliers (3-8, 0-1) in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Raina Perez added 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting for N.C. State. Camille Hobby had 10 points.

Amadine Toi led Virginia with 20 points. Taylor Valladay added 11.

N.C. State used a 19-9 run early in the second half to pull away. Cunane had eight points over that stretch. She also had two steals in the game and made all five free throws.

(6) LOUISVILLE 69, (7) UCONN 64: Hailey Van Lith scored 10 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Cardinals (10-1) outlasted the Huskies (6-3) in the Women’s Hall of Fame Showcase in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Kianna Smith also scored 16 points Cardinals, who trailed for much of the game, but outscored the shorthanded Huskies 27-19 over the final 10 minutes. Ahlana Smith added 11 points for the Cardinals.

(10) INDIANA 67, WESTERN MICHIGAN 57: Mackenzie Holmes got her second double-double of the season, Grace Berger scored 16 points, and the Hoosiers (9-2) beat the Broncos (6-3) in Bloomington, Indiana.

Holmes, of Gorham, grabbed her 10th rebound just under two minutes into the second half and finished the game with 17 points and 19 rebounds. She set a career high in rebounds one game after scoring a career-best 30 points against Ohio State.

Reilly Jacobson was Western Michigan’s leading scorer with 16 points. Taylor Williams added a double-double of her own with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

(11) TEXAS 74, SAN DIEGO 59: Aliyah Matharu scored 22 points and DeYona Gaston notched her first double-double of the season to lead the Longhorns (8-1) to a victory over the Toreos (7-4) in Las Vegas in a match-up that was put together late Saturday night.

Texas was supposed to play No. 4 Arizona (10-0) as part of the Coast-to-Coast Challenge, but the Wildcats were forced to pull out due to COVID-19 protocols and contact tracing within the Wildcats’ program. San Diego volunteered to step in and play the Longhorns.

(12) IOWA STATE 108, PRAIRIE VIEW 39: Lexi Donarski scored 26 points, Ashley Joens had 19 points and 10 rebounds and the Cyclones (11-1) tied the school record with 19 3-pointers in a rout of the Panthers (2-8) in Ames, Iowa.

Iowa State scored 65 points in the first half and held Prairie View to 11. The Cyclones made 14 3-pointers before halftime and matched the record when Maddie Frederick hit No. 19 with 1:57 remaining in the game.

Six players contributed to the 3-point storm, led by six each from Donarski and Aubrey Joens.

(13) MICHIGAN 75, (5) BAYLOR 68: Leigha Brown scored 25 points to lead the Wolverines (11-1) to a win over the Bears (0-2) in the Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase in Uncasville, Connecticut.

It was the Wolverines’ first win ever over a top-five team.

The game was a rematch of last season’s NCAA Tournament overtime thriller that Baylor won 78-75. NaLyssa Smith made all 11 of her shots from the field in that game. While the stakes weren’t the same, this game was just as competitive.

(17) GEORGIA 82, SAINT FRANCIS 45: Jenna Staiti scored 16 points, Reigan Richardson added 13 and the Bulldogs (10-1) cruised to a win over the Red Flash (0-10) in Athens, Georgia.

The Bulldogs never trailed, steadily building a 47-30 halftime lead. They made 6 of 9 3-pointers and shot 19 of 33 (58%) overall.

(18) GEORGIA TECH (62, WAKE FOREST 45: Nerea Hermosa and Eylia Love scored 16 points each and the Yellow Jackets (9-2) opened ACC play with a  victory over the Demon Deacons (10-2) in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech took the early lead and never looked back. Lotta-Maj Lahtinen scored seven points as Georgia Tech went ahead 9-2 and took a 15-9 lead after one quarter. The Yellow Jackets led 29-17 at halftime as Wake Forest made only five field goals in the first half while shooting 18%.

Georgia Tech also controlled the third quarter, outscoring the Demon Deacons 22-12 to take a 51-29 lead into the fourth.

(19) KENTUCKY 67, SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE 44: Rhyne Howard scored 13 of her 18 points during a ferocious 17-0 third-quarter run as the Wildcats (7-3) asserted themselves against the Spartans (8-3) in Lexington, Kentucky.

Howard missed five shots in the first quarter as Kentucky got off to a rocky start, shooting 13% (2 of 13) in the opening period, whiffing six times from beyond the arc and falling into a 14-5 hole. The Wildcats missed two shots and made three turnovers before getting on the board.

(21) NOTRE DAME 85, PITTSBURGH 59: Olivia Miles scored 21 points and had 11 assists with six steals to lead the Irish (10-2, 2-0 ACC) past the Panthers (6-4, 0-2) in South Bend, Indiana.

Sonia Citron scored 15 points with eight rebounds, Maddy Westbeld had 13 points and seven boards and Sam Brunelle scored 12 as Notre Dame dominated. The Irish made 11 3-pointers, scored 33 points off 27 Pitt turnovers and had 22 assists on 30 field goals.

(25) NORTH CAROLINA 76, BOSTON COLLEGE 73: Carlie Littlefield scored 22 points, Deja Kelly added 19, including the last four in a game-closing 10-0 run and the Tar Heels (10-0) rallied to defeat the Eagles (7-3) in Boston.

The Eagles seemed to have the Atlantic Coast Conference opener under control when Jaelyn Batts opened the fourth quarter with a jumper to cap a 10-0 run that made it 62-47.

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(11) IOWA STATE 77, SOUTHERN LOUISIANA 54: Caleb Grill and Izaiah Brockington combined for 37 points and the Cyclones (11-0) pulled away from the Lions (4-8) in Ames, Iowa.

Grill finished with 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting for the Cyclones, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. Brockington added 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting.

Grill’s shots from beyond the arc helped Iowa State build leads of 14-7, 34-23 and 39-24. The Cyclones made eight of 10 shots while extending their margin to 53-34 with less than nine minutes to play.

(17) TEXAS 60, STANFORD 53: Andrew Jones scored 13 points and the Longhorns (8-2) beat the Cardinal (6-4) in the Pac 12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge in Las Vegas.

The Longhorns used a 13-0 second-half run to seize control and pull away for their seventh victory in eight games. Timmy Allen and Dylan Disu each added 11 points.

The Longhorns held Stanford to its second-lowest scoring output of the season.


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