WKYT - Lexington - Headlines

Kentucky women sink Navy 61-41 in NCAA tourney

NEW YORK (AP) - DaNesha Stallworth scored 18 points and Jennifer O'Neill added nine of her 12 points in the second half to lead second-seed Kentucky to a 61-41 win over 15th-seeded Navy on Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA women's tournament.

The Wildcats (28-5) trailed by one at the half before O'Neill, who grew up in New York, took over. She hit a quick 3-pointer to start a 12-2 run. The sophomore guard had seven points, a steal and an assist during the burst.

Kentucky had been off for 14 days since losing in the SEC tournament title game and looked rusty early on. Two-time SEC player of the year A'dia Mathies didn't have a field goal for the first time in her career.

Alix Membreno and Jade Geif scored nine each to lead Navy (21-12), which was trying to become the first 15 seed to win a game in NCAA tournament history.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Disqus has not been setup for this website.
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 199765331 - wkyt.com/a?a=199765331
Gray Television, Inc.