Lucienne Berthieu scored 19 points and Hamchetou Maiga made a career-high 17 last night as 20th-ranked Old Dominion defeated Vermont, 86-59, in Norfolk.

The Lady Monarchs (7-1) led 43-29 at halftime with 55 percent shooting, then outscored the Catamounts 15-4 over a five-minute stretch midway through the second half to keep the game out of reach.

Old Dominion had 27 steals to five for Vermont.

Alli Spence scored a career-high 14 points and led the Lady Monarchs with 10 assists, also a career high.

Vermont (8-2) outrebounded the Lady Monarchs 36-30 but committed 35 turnovers. The Catamounts were led by Karalyn Church with 18 points.

DUKE 81, SACRAMENTO ST. 45: Georgia Schweitzer scored 15 points and Krista Gingrich had 14 as the No. 17 Blue Devils won in the Bahamas Sunshine Shootout in Nassau. Michele Matyasovsky added 10 points for Duke (9-1), which led 38-12 at halftime and outrebounded the Hornets 45-30.

The Blue Devils went 20 of 24 from the free throw line. They took advantage of 33 turnovers by Sacramento State (2-6) while holding the Hornets to 31 percent shooting. Sephora Scoubes led Sacramento State with 14 points.

Duke advanced to play Liberty, a 75-71 winner over UNLV, in today's championship game.

AUBURN 75, TEX.-ARLINGTON 42: Tasha Hamilton scored 17 points and the No. 8 Tigers forced their visitors into 28 turnovers. LeCoe Willingham had 14 points for Auburn (9-1), Conswella Sparrow had 12 points and four steals, Shana Askew had 11 points and Tiffany Krantz had nine assists to go with six points.

Jalila Darez led the Mavericks (3-5) with 20 points and five assists. Texas-Arlington shot 33 percent.

IOWA ST. 86, W. MICHIGAN 52: Angie Welle scored 20 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to help the No. 16 Cyclones win at home. Welle scored 14 in the first half, which the Cyclones (7-2) ended with a 44-32 lead. Eight of the points came during a 14-0 run that made it 42-21 with 3 minutes 38 seconds left.

The Broncos (2-6) opened the second half with four three-pointers, to move to 52-44. The Cyclones then went on a 28-2 run, gaining an 80-46 lead with 5:46 left.

Kristin Koetsier and Brooke Gallert each scored 14 points to lead the Broncos.

GEORGIA 87, LONG BEACH ST. 67: Kelly Miller scored 19 points and Angie Ball had 18 as the No. 5 Lady Bulldogs beat the host school in the title game of the Beach Classic. Deana Nolan and Coco Miller scored 12 points each, and Tawana McDonald added eight points and 12 rebounds for Georgia (13-1). Rhonda Smith and Crystal Hogan scored 13 points apiece for Long Beach State (5-5).

MISSISSIPPI ST. 106, MISS. VALLEY ST. 36: Meadow Overstreet hit 8 of 10 three-point attempts and scored a career-high 26 points and LaToya Thomas had 20 points to lead the No. 21 Lady Bulldogs (9-0) at home. Mississippi Valley State (3-7) trailed 28-3 in the first nine minutes and 64-15 at the half.