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COLLEGE ROUNDUP Women's basketball

Published: Sat, February 2, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.


Wittenberg 70, Hiram 28

HIRAM -- First-place Wittenberg overwhelmed Hiram, limiting the Terriers to 12-of-45 shooting (27 percent) en route to the North Coast Athletic Conference victory. The loss was the sixth straight for Hiram (3-16, 0-10), while Wittenberg (15-4, 10-1), which has a half-game lead over Ohio Wesleyan in the NCAC, recorded its sixth straight victory. Emilie Schmid scored nine points for Wittenberg, while Terra Roane had 10 points and seven rebounds for Hiram.

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No. 7 Purdue 82, Michigan St. 66

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Shereka Wright scored 18 points as Purdue used a 20-3 run late in the game to shake off Michigan State for its sixth straight victory.

The game went back and forth until Purdue (17-3, 8-2 Big Ten) claimed control with its run in the final six minutes

Kelli Roehrig scored 15 points for the Spartans (14-8, 4-7).

The Boilermakers forced 20 turnovers, and were 26-for-32 from the free throw line.

No. 21 Old Dominion 70, Rutgers 48

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Lucienne Berthieu had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Old Dominion used a 16-0 run in the second half to ease by Rutgers for its seventh straight victory.

Old Dominion (14-5) rode the run to a 31-16 lead early in the second half. The Lady Monarchs held Rutgers (7-13) without a field goal for 13 minutes while breaking the game open.

Hamchetou Maiga and Monique Coker had 10 points apiece for the Lady Monarchs. Old Dominion had a 52-21 rebounding edge, including Maiga's 11.

Mauri Horton had 15 points and Dawn McCullouch 14 for Rutgers.


Southern Miss. 57, Louisville 54

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Lana Lewis and Victoria Mason scored 12 points each to lead Southern Mississippi to a victory despite shooting 26.3 percent.

Southern Miss (10-11, 3-5 Conference USA) shot only 24.2 percent in the first half and trailed early. If it wasn't for 21 made free throws, the Golden Eagles would have had no chance to win.

-- Staff, wire reports


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