Archive for Friday, November 27, 2009

Texas prevails in Paradise

November 27, 2009


No. 13 Texas 73, No. 19 Mississippi St. 55

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands — Ashleigh Fontenette scored 20 points to lead Texas to a victory over Mississippi State on Thursday night in the Paradise Jam.

Fontenette was 9-for-10 from the field for Texas (3-1).

Brittainey Raven added 14 points for Texas, and Kathleen Nash had 12.

No. 20 Oklahoma 75, South Carolina 67

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands — Nyeshia Stevenson scored 16 points and Oklahoma used a second-half surge to hold off South Carolina.

The Sooners (3-1) built a 20-point lead midway through the first half before South Carolina rallied to within 45-43 with 14:07 left in the game. Oklahoma countered with a 9-0 run to restore a 11-point advantage.

South Carolina wasn’t finished, closing to 67-64 with 4:50 left, but could get no closer.


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