Alanna Smith has had a pretty good week. Three days after scoring a career-high 27 points in No. 10 Stanford's victory over California in Berkley, the Australian sophomore had 17 points and eight rebounds to help the Cardinal beat the Bears 72-54 on Sunday. ''She does a good job whether she scores or not,'' Cardinal teammate Karlie Samuelson said.
Feb. 20, 2017 • BIG EAST Release • Follow @StJohnsSoftball on Twitter QUEENS, N.Y. -- After helping the St. John's softball team win three games at the `Strike-Out Cancer' Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla., Gretchen Bowie and Madison Morris received a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll by the league's conference offices on Monday afternoon. In her fifth collegiate game, Bowie was only a single shy of the cycle as she went 3-for-3 with a grand slam, triple, double, walk and stolen base against Savannah State to finish the game with four RBIs and three runs scored. Overall, the rookie from Sparta, N.J., batted .400 (6-for-15) with five RBIs and slugged .800 for the weekend. Morris was nearly unhittable
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 points and No. 12 Ohio State used a sizzling start to upset second-ranked Maryland 98-87 on Monday night. Ohio State (24-5, 14-1 Big Ten) scored 35 points in the first 10 minutes on 14 for 18 shooting, led by nine at the half and held on as Maryland rallied in second half. The Terps were down by two at the start of the fourth quarter and were down by six with 1:29 left, but had to start fouling and couldn't make up the deficit. The loss was only the second for the Terps (26-2, 14-1) this season and their first in the Big Ten. Their last was a six-point setback to No. 1 UConn on Dec. 29. Shayla Cooper had 20 points nine rebounds, and Alexa Hart added