Balanced offense sparks Georgia women in opener

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ATHENS, Ga. — Khaalidah Miller’s 12 points led a balanced scoring effort and No. 10 Georgia opened the season with a 57-51 win over Rutgers on Sunday.

Three of Miller’s teammates scored 10 points each: Anne Marie Armstrong, Jasmine James and Jasmine Hassell.

NO. 20 TENNESSEE 71, NO. 22 GEORGIA TECH 54

In Atlanta, Bashaara Graves scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Sunday, and fellow Tennessee forward Cierra Burdick added 16 points as the Lady Volunteers beat Georgia Tech to spoil the Yellow Jackets’ debut in McCamish Pavilion.

NO. 2 CONNECTICUT 103, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 39

In Storrs, Conn., Freshman Breanna Stewart scored 21 points in her college debut as Connecticut routed the College of Charleston to win its 17th consecutive season opener.

UConn hasn’t lost a season-opening game since 1995 and hasn’t lost an opener at home since 1990.

The Huskies are now 27-1 in home openers under Geno Auriemma.

NO. 4 STANFORD 97, SANTA CLARA 57

In Santa Clara, Chiney Ogwumike scored 22 points, Joslyn Tinkle added 19 and Stanford beat local rival Santa Clara.

NO. 5 MARYLAND 88,  LOYOLA (MARYLAND) 45

In Baltimore, Tianna Hawkins scored 26 of her 33 points in the first half and Maryland cruised to an victory over crosstown rival Loyola.

NO. 8 PENN STATE 72, HOWARD 61

In State College, Pa., Maggie Lucas scored 25 points and Penn State’s pressure defense sparked a late first-half run to take control in a win over Howard in the season opener.

NO. 9 LOUISVILLE 95, PORTLAND 48

In Louisville, Ky., Shoni Schimmel had 16 points to lead Louisville past Portland.

GEORGETOWN 62, NO. 11 DELAWARE 56

In Dover, Del., Sugar Rodgers scored 35 points and recorded five steals as Georgetown stunned Delaware in the second round of the preseason WNIT.

NO. 14 ST. JOHN’S 72, CENTRAL FLORIDA 54

In Daytona Beach, Fla., Shenneika Smith scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as St. John’s bounced back from an opening-game loss to defeat Central Florida.

NO. 18 NEBRASKA 64, TEMPLE 39

In Lincoln, Neb., Jordan Hooper scored 12 points, leading a balanced Nebraska offense, and the Cornhuskers had no trouble taking down Temple.


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