Villanova's Siobhan O'Connor and Heather Scanlon hit career scoring highs yesterday in the Wildcats' 69-52 nonconference win over Sacred Heart at the Pavilion.
O'Connor, a point guard out of Villa Maria, scored 22 points. Scanlon, a center who starred at Cardinal O'Hara, scored 12. Laura Kurz and Maria Getty each also scored 12 points for the Wildcats (7-5), who made 24 of 48 shots from the field.
"It felt like we scored 100, the way we've struggled this year," Villanova coach Harry Perretta said. "We had 38 points in the first half; it's the first time we broke 30 [in a half] this year."
Callan Taylor scored 20 for Sacred Heart (4-7).
Temple 75, Tulane 71 -
In New Orleans, the Owls (7-4) outlasted the Green Wave (8-4) in overtime for a nonconference win.
Lindsay Kimmel had six three-pointers and a career-high points 18 points for the Owls. Shanea Cotton had 21 points, and Shenita Landry added 16 points for Temple.
Holy Cross 63, Drexel 58 -
Drexel erased a 16-point deficit but fell to Holy Cross in the Hawk Classic. Gabriela Marginean scored 22 points for the Dragons (4-6), while Jasmina Rosseel added 19 points. Holy Cross improved to 2-9.
St. Joseph's 74, Maine 46 -
The Hawks prevailed in the second game of the Hawk Classic at Philadelphia University's Gallagher Center, St. Joseph's temporary home.
Amy Gillespie scored 15 points for the Hawks (5-5). Mariame Djouara scored 12 and Jenna Loschiavo 11. Brittany Boser led the Black Bears (2-9) with 13 points.
Penn State 54, Illinois 51 -
Tyra Grant scored 21 points for the Nittany Lions (6-6, 1-1 Big Ten) in a home victory over the Illini (4-8, 0-1) in State College.
Connecticut 77, South Carolina 48 -
Tina Charles scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the No. 1 Huskies past Dawn Staley's overmatched Gamecocks in Columbia, S.C.
The win helped Connecticut start 11-0 for the third straight season. South Carolina (6-5) lost its 21st straight to a ranked opponent.