Gruening helps Broncos upset No. 25 Huskies

Ex-Crimson Bear earns spot on all-tourney team

Posted: Monday, November 26, 2001

SEATTLE -- Tammy Annas scored 21 points to lead Santa Clara to a 71-56 victory over No. 25 Washington in the championship game of the Seattle Times Husky Classic on Saturday night.

Santa Clara (3-1) combined outside shooting and solid defense to beat the tournament hosts.

Senior guard Caroline Gruening, a Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, joined Annas on the all-tournament team after she scored eight points and added three rebounds and three assists for the Broncos. Gruening hit a 3-pointer that gave Santa Clara a 29-21 lead with 17 seconds left in the first half, a lead that held up until the intermission.

The Broncos shot 10-for-18 from 3-point range, and held the Huskies' leading scorer, Giuliana Mendiola, to only five points on 2-of-12 shooting. Mendiola did not score until 8:22 remained in the game.

Annas, the tournament MVP, shot 7-for-10 and finished with nine rebounds. In the tournament, Annas had 26 points, 18 rebounds and four assists.

Washington (2-2) was led by Emily Autrey's 18 points. Andrea Lalum had 13 with nine rebounds.

Quinn Thomas added 13 points, and Kendra Rhea had a game-high 10 rebounds for Santa Clara.

The Broncos made five of their first six attempts from 3-point range and charged to a 22-17 lead.

Washington shot 28 percent over the first 20 minutes and did not score over the final 6:55 of the half. The Huskies' last lead was 16-15 at the 11:15 mark of the first half.

The Huskies played without freshman guard Kayla Burt, who sustained a stress fracture in her left foot Friday in the Huskies win over Northeastern.

In Friday night's game, Gruening scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out two assists and added two steals as Santa Clara beat Princeton 80-52 in the first round of the tournament.

Julie Butler, Rhea, Kayla Huss and Jennie Rondel each scored 10 points to lead the Broncos. Annas had five points and nine rebounds as no Santa Clara player saw more than 24 minutes of action. Gruening led Santa Clara in playing time for both games.

South Carolina 87, No. 9 Duke, 81, OT

DURHAM, N.C. -- Reserve Kelly Morrone scored a career-high 27 points, and Shaunzinski Gortman had 11 of her 25 points in overtime as South Carolina upset No. 9 Duke in the championship game of the Duke Women's Basketball Classic on Sunday.

Jovcelyn Penn scored 15 points for South Carolina (4-0), which became the first team in 10 years other than the Blue Devils to win the tournament.

Monique Currie led Duke (3-2) with 25 points. Iciss Tillis added 19, and Alana Beard had 18 in Duke's first home loss to a nonconference opponent since falling 77-70 to Boston College in the preseason WNIT on Nov. 17, 1999.

No. 4 Vanderbilt 98, Dartmouth 62

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Chantelle Anderson scored 23 points as Vanderbilt beat Dartmouth in the championship game of the First Tennessee Classic.

Ashley McElhiney made consecutive 3-pointers to help the Commodores (6-1) take a 57-32 halftime lead. She finished with 16 points, going 4-of-4 from 3-point range.

Keri Downs scored 26 points for Dartmouth (3-1).

No. 7 Stanford 90, Penn St. 68

HONOLULU -- Lindsey Yamasaki scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds to lead Stanford over Penn State in the championship of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.

Nicole Powell had 18 points and nine rebounds, Cori Enghusen added 12 points, Enjoli Izidor 11 and Kelley Suminski 10 for Stanford (5-0).

Kelly Mazzante scored 30 points and had 12 rebounds for Penn State (3-2).

No. 11 Purdue 80, S. Mississippi 40

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Beth Jones scored 22 points, and Purdue made 11 3-pointers in a victory over Southern Mississippi.

Kelly Komara added 15 for Purdue (3-1), who played the final 13:14 without Shereka Wright. Purdue's leading scorer had to be helped off the court after twisting her right ankle in a three-player collision.

La'Tasha Sumerall scored 13 points for the Eagles (0-3).

No. 23 Wisconsin 61, No. 12 Florida 49

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands -- Jesse Stomski had 17 points and Emily Ashbaugh added 10 as Wisconsin beat Florida in the Paradise Jam tournament.

The Badgers (2-1) led 30-19 halftime and held off the young Gators. Ashbaugh shot 5-of-6.

Vanessa Hayden led Florida (2-2) with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

No. 13 Baylor 65, Denver 60

WACO, Texas -- Sheila Lambert scored 19 points, and Danielle Crockrom had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Baylor over Denver.

With 36 seconds remaining, Denver pulled within three on Nikki Weddle's 3-pointer, but Lambert made two free throws with 14 seconds left to seal the victory for Baylor (4-0).

Misty Staton led Denver (2-1) with 20 points, including 10-of-11 free throws, and Weddle added 16.

No. 19 Michigan 84, Syracuse 76

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Alayne Ingram scored 25 points in Michigan's victory over Syracuse.

Stephanie Gandy added 14 points, and LeeAnn Bies 12 points for Michigan (3-1).

Shannon Perry led Syracuse (3-1) with 19 points.

No. 21 Arizona State 76, Kansas State 58

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands -- Amanda Levens scored 29 points and Arizona State beat Kansas State in the Paradise Jam tournament.

Melody Johnson added 11 points for the Sun Devils (2-2).

Kendra Wecker led Kansas State (3-1) with 17 points.

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