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March 20, 2012

Lady Bonnies earn Sweet 16 berth

St. Bonaventure outlasts Marist, 66-63.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jessica Jenkins scored 22 points and Doris Ortega contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead St. Bonaventure to a 66-63 win Tuesday night against Marist and a spot in NCAA tournament’s round of 16.

Leanne Ockenden missed a desperation 3-point shot at the buzzer for 13th- seeded Marist, which was lowest seed to advance into the second round.

The fifth-seeded Bonnies (31-3), making their first NCAA appearance, took the lead for good with 9:38 left on Chelsea Bowker’s 3-point shot.

Marist (26-8) had a chance to tie the score at 64 with 1:25 left, but Kelsey Beynnon missed a free throw that would have completed a three-point play.

Jenkins made six 3-pointers.

Brandy Gang led Marist with 19 points, 14 coming in the second half.

• Baylor 76, Florida 57

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Brittney Griner became just the second woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game, throwing one down with her right hand early in the second half of Baylor’s win Tuesday against Florida.

Griner’s dunk came off a pass from Kimetria Hayden after the Baylor guard came up with an offensive rebound near the basket. Candace Parker of Tennessee dunked twice in an NCAA tournament game in 2006 against Army.

It was Griner’s first dunk of the season and sixth of her career. She’s one short of Parker’s career record.

• Ga. Tech 76, Georgetown 64

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Georgia Tech finally made it to the second weekend of the women’s NCAA tournament, thanks largely to a freshman who isn’t certainly playing like one.

Sydney Wallace continued her scoring tear with 23 points, and the Yellow Jackets claimed their first berth in the regional semifinals by beating Georgetown 76-64 on Tuesday night in the second round of the Des Moines Regional.

Sasha Goodlett added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Georgia Tech (26-8), which shot 50 percent and never let Georgetown get closer than eight in the second half to win for the 15th time in 18 games and prolong the best season in school history.

Up next is the Yellow Jackets’ biggest challenge: A trip to Iowa to face Baylor — the tournament’s top overall seed — on Saturday.

• Tennessee 63, DePaul 48

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Lady Vols would love nothing more than to make another Final Four with Pat Summitt, and they moved one step closer Monday, beating DePaul in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Shekinna Stricklen scored 17 points and Johnson grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds.

Vicki Baugh scored 16 for the Lady Volunteers (26-8), who grabbed a double-digit lead early in the second half and closed out a physical game in which players seemed to hit the floor about as often as they hit shots.

• Notre Dame 73, California 62

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Natalie Novosel scored 28 points and top-seeded Notre Dame pulled away in the second half to beat California 73-62 on Tuesday night and earn a spot in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16.

Skylar Diggins added 21 points and Devereaux Peters 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Irish (32-3). Novosel was 18-for-20 from the free throw line.

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