MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Amber Wirth scored 17 points and Long Island
University pulled away to beat San Francisco 61-46 Sunday in the
consolation game of the Subway Classic.
Sonya Coleman added 14 points, Sara Oblak 11 and Marquita
Thompson 10 for the Blackbirds (1-1), which opened the second half
with a 13-2 run for a 36-23 lead.
San Francisco scored the next 12 points, capped by a Jennifer
Jones layup, to cut the lead to one, but 3-pointers by Coleman and
Wirth sandwiched a basket by the Dons' Nickie Warren for a 42-37
Long Island lead with 8:00 to play. Another 3-pointer by Wirth, who
is from nearby Hastings, made it 51-41 as the Blackbirds, who shot
54.5 percent in the second half, began to widen the lead.
Warren led San Francisco (0-2) with nine points; Jones finished