Wildcats stop Lady Vols’ run
In Lexington, Ky., A’dia Mathies drove the lane and scored in traffic with 4.2 seconds left to finish with a career-high 34 points and No. 9 Kentucky beat No. 6 Tennessee 61-60 on Thursday night to snap the Lady Volunteers’ 36-game Southeastern Conference winning streak.
• In Athens, Ga., Anne Marie Armstrong and Khaalidah Miller scored 19 points apiece to lead No. 19 Georgia to a 61-55 win over SEC rival Florida (11-6, 1-3).
Georgia (14-3, 3-1) led the last 31 minutes of the game, by as many as 16 points.
• In Baton Rouge, La., LaSondra Barrett scored 14 points and Louisiana State University rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat No. 24 South Carolina 58-48.
• In Chapel Hill, N.C., Quinyotta Pettaway had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Clemson beat No. 22 North Carolina 52-47, denying Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell her 600th win at the school.
• In Columbus, Ohio, Tayler Hill scored 19 of her 24 points in the second half to help No. 11 Ohio State pull away from Northwestern for an 82-72 victory.
• In Coral Gables, Fla., Riquna Williams scored 34 points and No. 13-ranked Miami defeated a top-five team for the first time by beating No. 5 Maryland 75-63.
• In Fairborn, Ohio, Julie Wojta had 22 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as No. 14 Wisconsin-Green Bay defeated Wright State 68-50.
• In Madison, Wis., Lindsey Moore scored 28 points and No. 15 Nebraska beat Wisconsin 75-69.
• In Minneapolis, Brittany Rayburn tied an NCAA women’s record with 12 3-pointers and scored 38 points to help the No. 17 Purdue Boilermakers cruise to a 72-55 win over Minnesota.
• In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to lead No. 20 Delaware to a 69-37 win over UNC-Wilmington.
• Aiken Tech has made two changes to its schedule.
The Knights’ Jan. 28 home game against Denmark Tech will be played at 5 p.m.
And the Feb. 20 game against Denmark Tech will be played at Denmark Tech at 7:30 p.m.
Westside senior to sign his letter
Westside senior Garreth Carpenter will sign a national-letter-of-intent to play for Winston-Salem State University on Saturday.
The signing will be held at The First Tee of Augusta, where Carpenter is a member.
Through the First Tee, Carpenter has earned playing spots in the Champions Tour’s Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, the Golf Channel Invitational for The First Tee and the Am/Am event at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
Kvitova’s hopes dashed by Na
In Sydney, defending champion Li Na reached the Sydney International final with a 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 over Petra Kvitova, ending her bid to become No. 1 before the Australian Open.
Kvitova needed to win the Sydney International to replace Caroline Wozniacki atop the rankings when they’re updated Monday.
In the final today, Na will play against No. 3-ranked Victoria Azarenka, who beat Agnieszka Radwanska 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.
• In Hobart, Australia, qualifier Mona Barthel beat defending champion Jarmila Gajdosova 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to move into the semifinals at the Hobart International.
Barthel ousted second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues in the second round and will next meet Angelique Kerber, who advanced with a 6-0, 3-6, 7-5 win over Sorana Cirstea.