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Women's College Basketball: Peddy leads Temple over 'Nova, 55-43

Temple shut out Villanova over a 14-minute stretch Sunday to gain a 55-43 victory in a Big Five women's basketball game at the Pavilion.

Temple shut out Villanova over a 14-minute stretch Sunday to gain a 55-43 victory in a Big Five women's basketball game at the Pavilion.

Shey Peddy scored a game-high 19 points and Shaqwedia Wallace scored 17 for the Owls (7-4, 1-0 Big Five) who won their fifth straight. Peddy added six rebounds, a game-high five assists, and tied her career best with seven steals.

Laura Sweeney had 15 points and five rebounds for Villanova (5-6, 1-2).

St. Joseph's 70, Princeton 61 - The host Hawks (7-3) got a career-high 29 points from Michelle Baker and prevailed against the defending Ivy League champions (8-3) in double overtime at Hagan Arena. It was St. Joe's fourth straight win.

Katie Kuester scored 11 points for St. Joseph's, and Samira Van Grinsven added 10. The Tigers' Niveen Rasheed scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

St. Joseph's stayed perfect in the series between the two schools at 9-0.

The Hawks travel to Delaware for a nonconference game Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Penn State 64, Delaware 55 - Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points for the Blue Hens (6-2), who fell to the Nittany Lions (10-2) in a nonconference game at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College.

Freshman Maggie Lucas, a graduate of Germantown Academy, scored 16 points for Penn State in the first meeting between the two schools since 1991.

La Salle 78, Rider 58 - Ashley Gale collected 25 points for the host Explorers (3-4) in a nonconference win over the Broncs (0-9) at Tom Gola Arena. Nadia Duncan tallied 15 points and Ebonee Jones had 12 for La Salle, which is a perfect 9-0 in the series between the two schools.

Bentley's Stevens joins 800 club. Barbara Stevens of Division II Bentley University on Sunday became the fifth coach in NCAA women's basketball to reach 800 victories when the Falcons beat visiting C.W. Post, 93-60.

Stevens joined exclusive company: Tennessee's Pat Summitt; Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer; North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell; and former Texas coach Jody Conradt.

In the area: Philadelphia University's Christine Wooding was a perfect 8-8 from the field and 4-4 from the foul line for 20 points to lead the Rams to a 79-25 win over visiting Wilmington. The Rams record improved to 4-3, while Wilmington fell to 1-9. . . . Chelsea McTigue scored 11 points and Leah Kuczynski added 10 points to lead Immaculata (6-3) to a 77-49 nonleague, home victory over winless Caltech (0-9). . . . Chestnut Hill lost to visiting Lock Haven, 71-58. The Griffins are 3-7, while the Eagles improved to 5-1.

In the nation: No. 3 Stanford lost, 82-72, in overtime to host Tennessee. The sixth-ranked Volunteers (10-2) scored 12 points in the overtime period, running away from the Cardinal (6-2), who managed only two. . . . Visiting North Carolina survived a sloppy first half to beat South Carolina, 75-51. The No. 10 Tar Heels (11-0) held South Carolina (5-5) to 31.7 percent shooting and below its average of 59 points a game. . . . St. John's beat visiting UC Santa Barbara, 56-47. Shenneika Smith scored 15 points and Sky Lindsay added 13 to lead the No. 18 Red Storm (10-1) over the Gauchos (5-6). . . . Georgetown got by visiting Missouri State, 72-59, for their second straight win after consecutive losses. The Hoyas improved to 9-3. . . . The Boston College Eagles beat visiting UNC-Wilmington, 85-55, to extend their best start ever to 11-0. . . . C'eira Ricketts scored 21 points and Lyndsay Harris added 18, leading unbeaten but unranked Arkansas (11-0) to a 67-57 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma (9-2).