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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Alex Bentley scored 21 points and Maggie Lucas added 18 to help No. 9 Penn State beat No. 16 Texas A&M 63-58 on Wednesday night.
Trailing 56-51 with 6:24 left, Penn State (2-0) closed the game with a 12-2 spurt.
Junior center Kelsey Bone led the Aggies with 16 points and 15 rebounds, but had two turnovers in the final 58 seconds. Karla Gilbert added 10 points for Texas A&M (0-2), which lost its opener to Louisville.
The Aggies finished with 23 turnovers after having only nine at the half. Penn State had 14 turnovers at the break but finished with 19. The Aggies outrebounded the Lady Lions 49-42.
No. 10 GEORGIA 66, PRESBYTERIAN 38
ATHENS, Ga. -- Jasmine Hassell scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 10 Georgia to a decisive 66-38 win over Presbyterian on Wednesday night.
Presbyterian (1-1) was trying to gets its second upset win in its first season as a certified Division I team. The Blue Hose opened the season with a 49-46 win at Clemson Sunday.
Freshman Merritt Hempe, who failed to score in the season opener for Georgia (2-0), came off the bench and contributed 11 points, six rebounds, three blocks, three steals, two assists and no turnovers.
Shonda Burnside led the Blue Hose with eight points. Presbyterian continues a tough three-game opening road trip at No. 3 Duke Saturday.
Georgia came at Presbyterian in waves in the first half, with 23 of its 35 points at intermission coming from the bench.
DUQUESNE 51, No. 17 DELAWARE 47
PITTSBURGH -- Wumi Agunbiade finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Orsi Szecsi hit a late 3-point shot to help Duquesne upset Delaware 51-47.
Delaware was still missing star Elena Delle Donne, who is sidelined while recovering from symptoms of Lyme Disease
Trailing most of the game, Delaware (1-2) fought back in the second half, and Lauren Carra's jump shot with 11:38 to play tied the game at 33.
Delaware took the lead, 44-43, after Stephanie Leon's jumper with 3:59 remaining, but Duquesne (2-1) answered.
April Robinson's layup with 3:19 to play recaptured the lead for Duquesne, 45-44, and they never trailed again.
Danielle Parker's two free throws cut the lead to 48-47 with 45 seconds to play, but Szecsi made a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left to seal the victory for Duquesne.
Szecsi finished with seven points.
Carra finished with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the Fightin' Blue Hens, and Danielle Parker added 11 points and eight rebounds.
NORTH CAROLINA 63, No. 25 GEORGETOWN 48
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Brittany Roundtree knocked down six 3-pointers en route to 22 points and Krista Gross grabbed 15 rebounds as North Carolina defeated Georgetown.
Megan Buckland added 13 points for the Tar Heels, who improve to 7-0 in the Preseason WNIT after winning the tournament in 2008.
Despite holding the Hoyas to 20.5 percent (8 of 39) shooting in the first half, UNC (3-0) led just 26-22 at intermission. But the Tar Heels opened the second half with a 10-4 run to go up 36-26, and Georgetown would not get any closer than eight the rest of the way. Roundtree scored the first five points of the run.
UNC held Georgetown (2-1) to 23.5 percent (16 of 68) from the field and outrebounded the Hoyas 53-42.
Sugar Rodgers, who entered the game averaging 28 points, finished with 22 points but shot just 6 of 24 field goal attempts.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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