HIGH POINT, N.C. — Devon Brown had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Liberty pulled away late to beat High Point 81-73 on Sunday in the Big South Tournament championship game.
Avery Warley added 14 points and 12 rebounds despite prolonged foul trouble while Brown was 6 for 23 shooting. The Flames (24-8) built a 56-39 rebounding advantage and used a late 22-9 run to win their 14th league title in 16 years and return to the NCAA Tournament after a one-year absence.
Erin Reynolds scored 27 points, Shamia Brown added 23 and Cheyenne Parker had 12 rebounds for the Panthers (20-12). They had their leading rebounder and scorer foul out during a span of five seconds – and the game got away from them shortly thereafter.
NO. 7 DELAWARE 59, DREXEL 43
In Upper Marlboro, Md., Elena Delle Donne had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 7 Delaware used a strong second half to beat Drexel 59-43 on Sunday to claim its first Colonial Athletic Association championship.
Delle Donne, the nation’s leading scorer, finished 10 for 21 from the field and made all six of her free throws. Lauren Carra added 14 points for the Blue Hens.
NO. 10 GREEN BAY 66, DETROIT 53
In Green Bay, Julie Wojta scored 29 points and Wisconsin-Green Bay (30-1) won the Horizon League Tournament title, beating Detroit (20-13).
Green Bay heads into the NCAA tournament on a 10-game winning streak. The Phoenix had only one regular-season loss for the second consecutive year.
MISSOURI VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP
CREIGHTON 53, DRAKE 38
In St. Charles, Mo., Carli Tritz scored eight of her 19 points in a 14-2 finishing run as Creighton (20-12) beat Drake (18-15) in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament final. The Bluejays prevailed in a matchup of underdogs and earned their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2002.
SACRED HEART 58, MONMOUTH 48
In Fairfield, Conn., Ericka Norman scored 18 points and Sacred Heart (25-7) beat Monmouth (19-13) to win the Northeast Conference Tournament and clinch its second NCAA Tournament bid in the past four seasons.