Sharron Francis had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Lucienne Berthieu added 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds last night as No. 21 Old Dominion took control by halftime and beat rival Virginia, 86-65, in Norfolk.
The Lady Monarchs (5-1) took a 42-30 lead on a three-pointer by Natalie Diaz with 1 minute 28 seconds to play in the first half and their lead never dropped into single digits. Diaz added 20 points for the Lady Monarchs, 13 before intermission.
Telisha Quarles led Virginia (4-4) with 19 points and Erin Stovall had 13.
Old Dominion forced 27 turnovers--21 on steals--and blocked eight shots. Berthieu had six steals and three blocks, and Francis had four steals.
Virginia got within 42-32 on Svetlana Volnaya's jumper to open the second half, but Old Dominion scored the next eight points to put the game away.
* BOWIE STATE 74, BLOOMSBURG 57: The 25th-ranked Bulldogs raced to an early lead and held off visiting Bloomsburg (4-2) for their sixth straight victory and the 150th in Coach Ed Davis's eight-year Bowie State career. Center Deidra Fields paced Bowie State (7-2) with 22 points, and guard Tiffany Moss chipped in 17, including two three-pointers early in the second half that ignited a 12-0 Bulldog run.
* OREGON 79, KANSAS ST. 69: In Springfield, Mo., Shaquala Williams scored 22 points to lead the No. 10 Lady Ducks to the win over the Wildcats in the opening round of the Women's Sports Foundation Basketball Classic.
Kansas State (5-3) whittled Oregon's 43-34 halftime lead to 45-40, but Nicky Ramage, the Wildcats' leading scorer, left with four fouls with 17:41 to play.
The Lady Ducks (6-0) took advantage of Ramage's absence and pushed the lead to 59-46 with 12:08 left.
* ILLINOIS 74, DEPAUL 64: In Champaign, Ill., Allison Curtin scored 15 of her 18 points in the second half as the No. 17 Illini dropped the Blue Demons.
Susan Blauser led Illinois (7-3) with 20 points, 15 in the first half. Lenae Williams led DePaul (4-2) with 25 points.
Illinois had an overwhelming advantage from the free throw line, going 35 for 46 to DePaul's 14 for 17. Four DePaul players fouled out.
* ARIZONA 96, TEXAS SOUTHERN 46: In Tucson, Angela Lackey scored 19 points as the No. 19 Wildcats triumphed in the opening round of the Insight.com Bowl Classic. Arizona will face Indiana, an 81-68 winner over Middle Tennesse, in the title game Sunday.
The Wildcats (7-0) led 48-18 at halftime as Monika Crank and Lisa Griffith sparked a 13-0 run with consecutive three-pointers.