Offense was the story for the La Salle women's basketball team on Sunday as five Explorers reached double figures in an 86-73, nonconference win over Tulsa (2-4) at Tom Gola Arena.

Ashley Gale (Cheltenham) led the quintet with 19 points while becoming the fourth Explorer this season to register a double-double by adding 10 rebounds.

Michea Bryant added 16 points, Ebonee Jones scored 15, and Chelsea Conner (Gloucester) and Jess Koci (Archbishop Ryan) chipped in 14 apiece for the Explorers (3-4).

"Ashley's been phenomenal," La Salle coach Jeff Williams said of Gale. "Her senior leadership along with Chelsea [Conner] has been tremendous."

Delaware 60, Navy 55 - The Blue Hens' Lauren Carra nailed a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left in the game to help Delaware (6-1) beat the host Midshipmen (4-4).

Rutgers 73, Central Connecticut 32 - The host Scarlet Knights (5-3) opened with the first six points of the game and never looked back, beating the Blue Devils (5-1).

Penn State 76, Texas Tech 68 - The host Nittany Lions (7-2) led wire-to-wire in the win over the Raiders (8-1) in the inaugural Big Ten/Big Twelve Challenge.

Lions freshman Maggie Lucas (Germantown Academy) accounted for 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting while senior Julia Trogele (Villa Maria) chipped in seven points.

Louisville 78, Kentucky 52 - Freshman guard Shoni Schimmel poured in a season-high 26 points, including six three-pointers, and the host Cardinals (6-3) rolled past the No. 8 Wildcats (5-1).

Michigan State 71, Texas 57 - Lykendra Johnson and Kalisha Keane had 20 points apiece, helping the No. 25 Spartans (7-1) beat the No. 17 Longhorns (4-2) in East Lansing, Mich.

Georgia Tech 69, Georgia 53 - Tyaunna Marshall scored 20 points and the Yellow Jackets (7-4) finally knocked off a ranked team in their brutal early schedule, downing the No. 21 Bulldogs (6-2) in Atlanta.

Indiana 67, Nebraska 61 - Jessica Periago scored a career-high 15 points on five three-pointers, but it was not enough as the No. 24 Cornhuskers (6-1) had their 37-game regular-season winning streak snapped by the Hoosiers (5-3) in Bloomington, Ind.

Connecticut 86, Sacred Heart 32 - Maya Moore scored 17 points to become the school's career scoring leader and the top-ranked Huskies (8-0) routed the Pioneers (3-4) in Hartford, Conn., to win their 86th consecutive game.


Florida 67, American 48 -

Erving Walker scored 16 points to lead four Gators in double figures, and No. 18 Florida (6-2) regained some footing with a victory over the Eagles (5-3) in the opening game of the BB&T Classic in Washington.

Purdue's Hart out. Purdue reserve John Hart, the Boilermakers' No. 3 scorer with an 8.4-point average, is expected to miss at least a month with a stress fracture in his right foot.