Penn State overcomes Northridge
BY Associated Press
Sunday, November 25, 2012
11/25/12 at 6:36 AM
Nikki Greene scored 21 points and matched a career best with 20 rebounds, and No. 6 Penn State overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win the Cal State Northridge tournament with an 85-73 victory over the Matadors on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Maggie Lucas scored 14 of her 23 points in the first half for the Lady Lions (5-0). Alex Bentley added 19 points.
Penn State held Northridge (3-2) scoreless for a 6:30 span over both halves to turn a 41-26 deficit into a 43-41 lead with 16:32 to play.
No. 11 Cal 72, Georgetown 56: In Berkeley, Calif., Layshia Clarendon scored 20 points and Gennifer Brandon added 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead California to the Cal Classic title. Talia Caldwell had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Bears (5-0), who shot 50 percent (27 of 54) from the floor and won their own tournament for the eighth time in the last 10 years.
Virginia 73, No. 17 Vanderbilt 66: In San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jazmin Pitts had a career-high 20 points to lead Virginia to the win in the first game of the San Juan Shootout. Sarah Imovbioh added 15 points and China Crosby had 13 for the Cavaliers (4-0). Pitts was 9 for 14 from the field.
No. 25 North Carolina 85, La Salle 55: In Chapel Hill, N.C., Waltiea Rolle had 15 points and 12 rebounds and North Carolina scored the first 16 points of the second half. Xylina McDaniel opened the second half with a jumper for the Tar Heels (5-0), who trailed 32-31 at halftime, then added a 3-pointer after a steal by Brittany Rountree. Krista Gross added a jumper and Rountree sank a 3-pointer for a 40-32 lead.