Temple jumped out to a 15-2 lead and never looked back, overwhelming Kent State, 68-33, in a women's basketball game in McGonigle Hall on Tuesday night.

The Owls (4-5) were led by Brittany Lewis with 14 points and got 13 points apiece from Kristen McCarthy and Shey Peddy.

Victoria Macaulay came off the bench for six points and a game-high nine rebounds, and B.J. Williams led all players in assists with eight and in steals with six.

Itziar Llobet led the Golden Flashes (1-5) with 13.

Penn State 66, Virginia Tech 28 - Maggie Lucas (Germantown Academy) scored 20 points to help the No. 17 Nittany Lions (7-2) cruise past the visiting Hokies (2-6). Nikki Greene added 14 points, and Alex Bentley had 11 to reach 1,000 for her career.

Philadelphia University 71, Georgian Court 53 - Stephanie Agger (Lower Cape May) scored 16 points to lead the Rams (6-2, 2-0 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference) past visiting Georgian (1-5, 0-1).

Holy Family 59, Chestnut Hill 52 - Molly Hanlon (Lower Merion) scored 12 points to lead the Tigers (5-3, 2-0 CACC). Latoya Laing had 21 for visiting Chestnut Hill (0-6, 0-1).

College of New Jersey 74, Delaware Valley 61 - Jessica Imhof had 25 points to lead the Lions (6-2) to the nonconference win. Emily Soper had 23 points for the Aggies (5-3).

Gwynedd-Mercy 59, Kings 49 - Brittany Neill (Archmere Academy) scored 14 points as the Griffins (4-3) beat the visiting Monarchs (6-2).


Syracuse 62, Marshall 56 - Dion Waiters had 15 points, and Kris Joseph added 11 points and eight rebounds, as the No. 3 Orange (9-0) became the first Big East team to get to nine wins.

Scoop Jardine (Newmann-Goretti) helped down the stretch in the Carrier Dome, finishing with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists for the Orange (9-0).

Dennis Tinnon had 17 points and 15 rebounds to lead Marshall (5-2).

North Carolina 97, Evansville 48 - Harrison Barnes scored 17 points to help the No. 4 Tar Heels (7-2) beat the visiting Purple Aces (3-4).

Reggie Bullock added 15 points as the Heels bounced back from their loss at top-ranked Kentucky.

Pitt 97, VMI 70 - Ashton Gibbs scored 20 points and the No. 15 Panthers (8-1) rolled past visiting VMI (3-5).

In the area: Mark DiRugeris (Woodbury) scored 21 points to lead Chestnut Hill (7-3, 1-0 CACC) past visiting Holy Family (3-4, 0-1), which got 25 from Alberto Munoz.

New York D.A. to speak

A district attorney who has been sharply critical of police and university investigations into claims that a fired Syracuse assistant basketball coach molested boys said he would address the current investigation Wednesday.

William Fitzpatrick, the district attorney for Onondaga County, said he will specifically discuss accusations that three men have brought against Bernie Fine.

Fine has denied the claims. He was fired Nov. 27.