GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Connecticut 70, Xavier 41

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

By PAT EATON-ROBB
AP Sports Writer

HARTFORD, Conn. - Freshman Caroline Ducharme scored 20 points, Christyn Williams added 19 and No. 10 UConn routed Xavier 78-41 to win its 165th straight conference game.

Olivia Nelson-Ododa also filled up the stat sheet for UConn (9-3, 4-0 Big East), scoring 11 points, blocking eight shots, pulling down six rebounds and grabbing a career-high five steals. Little-used Piath Gabrial chipped in with a career-high nine points for the Huskies, who have now won three straight since coming off a 21-day COVID-19-related pause.

Aanaya Harris had 12 points and Miikayla Hayes added 10 for Xavier (6-9, 1-5), which hit just 17 of its 64 shots (27%).

Williams opened the scoring with a 3-pointer from the right corner. UConn scored the game's first 11 points never trailed. The senior guard had 10 of her points in the first 10 minutes and the Huskies led 28-13 after a quarter.

A 3-pointer by Ducharme from the left corner gave the Huskies their first 20-point lead midway through the second quarter at 37-17. The freshman had 14 point in the first half and has scored at least 14 points in six of UConn's last seven games.

The Huskies led 48-23 at intermission. They were led on defense by Nelson-Ododa, who had six blocked shots before halftime.

Connecticut opened the second half with nine straight points, taking its first 30-point lead at 53-23 and stretched the lead from there.


Xavier
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Townsend F 11 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 2 4
S. Beeler G 25 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-1 2 0 0 6 0 2
A. Harris G 25 4-11 4-4 0-2 1-2 1 0 0 2 1 12
K. Satterfield G 23 2-6 0-0 0-0 1-6 4 0 0 2 1 4
M. Scarlett G 23 1-9 0-0 0-3 0-5 0 0 1 1 1 2
N. Clark 23 2-7 0-0 1-3 0-3 1 1 2 7 1 5
M. Hayes 19 4-9 2-2 0-0 2-4 0 1 0 2 2 10
C. Prenger 17 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 1 0 2 0
S. Calhoun 13 1-7 0-0 0-0 1-2 2 0 0 0 0 2
K. Woods 10 0-3 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0
M. Harkey 9 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   198 17-64
(.266)
6-6
(1.000)
1-9
(.111)
12-40 10 2 5 24 10 41


UConn
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
O. Nelson-Ododa F 27 5-10 1-3 0-1 1-6 4 8 5 3 2 11
D. Juhasz F 19 1-3 2-4 0-1 4-8 1 1 0 1 1 4
C. Williams G 36 7-13 2-3 3-7 1-5 3 0 2 1 1 19
C. Ducharme G 32 6-17 4-4 4-10 0-7 5 0 4 3 3 20
N. Muhl G 24 1-4 0-0 0-3 1-6 5 1 4 2 1 2
A. Edwards 25 3-3 0-0 0-0 1-3 2 0 0 3 2 6
E. Westbrook 21 2-6 0-0 1-3 2-3 4 1 1 1 2 5
P. Gabriel 10 4-5 1-2 0-0 1-5 0 0 0 1 1 9
A. DeBerry 5 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 4 0 2 1 2
Totals   199 30-64
(.469)
10-16
(.625)
8-25
(.320)
11-45 24 15 16 17 14 78


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