Sunday, December 22, 2013

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (12-0)

Results: Connecticut 80, California 47
Player of the Game: So. F Breanna Stewart (29p, 10r, 2a, 2s, 1b, 27m)
Def. Player of the Game: So. F Breanna Stewart (9dr, 2s, 1b, 27m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Saniya Chong (2p, 2r, 1a, 19m)
Stat of the Game: 1st Half Score: Breanna Stewart 21, California 20

Summary: UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma says he has coached some of women's basketball's best players at UConn and none had the God-given gifts like So. F Breanna Stewart. The UConn All-American candidate matched her career high with 29 points to lift undefeated Connecticut easily over California, 80-47 in the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden. Stewart also had 10 rebounds for the Huskies, who were coming off a rout of No. 2 Duke on Tuesday night. Just as in that game, Stewart made her presence felt early and often. She had 13 of the Huskies' first 16 points and finished the half with 21 - one more than Cal had at that point. UConn led by 20 at halftime. Stewart left the game for good with over 12 minutes left and her team up 30 points. So. F Morgan Tuck bounced back from a rough game against Duke to score a season-high 12pts. off the bench in only her 2nd game since returning from knee surgery while UConn All-American Jr. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis chipped in 10pts. This was UConn's third appearance in the Maggie Dixon Classic. The Huskies met Ohio State in 2010 Classic and beat the Buckeyes to match UCLA's vaunted 88-game winning streak.

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