Women’s basketball Top 25 roundup


NO. 10 OREGON 85, PORTLAND 52

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Erin Boley had 25 points and nine rebounds, and No. 10 Oregon defeated Portland 85-52 on Monday night to extend its winning streak to 21 games dating to last season.

The winning streak matches the Oregon record set in 1978-79. Sedona Prince added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Ducks (2-0), who led by as many as 37.

Alex Fowler paced the Pilots (1-1) with 12 points.

The Ducks have a new look after standouts Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally and Ruthy Hebard moved on to the WNBA. Oregon went 31-2 last season and won the Pac-12 Tournament before the NCAA Tournament was called off due to the coronavirus.

Junior transfer Taylor Mikesell, who had a career-high 28 points in her Ducks debut against Seattle, scored 11.

The Pilots played without junior guard Haylee Andrews because of a concussion. Andrews averaged 16 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game last season.

No. 18 GONZAGA 54, SOUTH DAKOTA 50

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jill Townsend scored 20 points, including six free throws in the final 30 seconds, and Gonzaga rallied to defeat South Dakota.

The Bulldogs (1-1) trailed by 18 in the first half, 12 at halftime and seven entering the fourth quarter. Townsend and Kayleigh Truong combined for the first nine points of the fourth, giving Gonzaga a 40-38 lead on Truong’s jumper.

The lead reached seven with four minutes to play, but the Coyotes (0-2) cut it to one. Townsend then answered every South Dakota challenge with a pair of free throws.

Truong had 12 points for Gonzaga, which moved up three spots in the AP Top 25 this week after a 79-72 loss Sunday to No. 1 South Carolina.

No. 20 DEPAUL 128, CHICAGO STATE 66

CHICAGO (AP) — Freshman guard Kendall Holmes shot 6 of 8 on 3-pointers to score 23 points off the bench, and DePaul rolled to a win over Chicago State.

Lexi Held and Sonya Morris added 21 points apiece for the Blue Demons (1-1), who set a program record for points in a game, surpassing the previous mark of 124 against Savannah State in November 2018.

DePaul was 19 of 30 (63%) on 3s.

A 16-0 run put the lead at 19 midway through the first quarter. Dee Bekelja added 15 points as DePaul put six players in double figures.

Nadia Thorman-McKey scored 18 points for the Cougars (0-2).

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