March 19, 2011 – In a game that featured the Shields sisters on opposite benches in the same gym for the first time, host Boston College defeated Saint Joseph’s 86-59 in Round 2 of the Postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
Both Kerri Shields (sophomore at Boston College) and Erin Shields (freshman at St. Joe’s) started for their respective teams. Kerri scored 26 points for Boston College (20-12) and Erin scored 21 points and added five rebounds and three assists for St. Joe’s (20-12).
Boston College, averaging a program high 78.6 points a game heading into the contest, moves into the third round and will face Sunday’s Virginia at Loyola winner at a date and location to be named.
In another Round 2 game Saturday, Toledo took charge from the start and defeated Auburn 67-52 to push their home winning streak to 14 games.
Toledo (25-8) got another big game from sophomore Yolanda Richardson, who had 20 points and eight rebounds and has come on strong the past seven games. Auburn (16-16), which finished 8-8 in the SEC regular season, was led by Alli Smalley’s 13 points.
At Lawrence, Kansas, the Duquesne women’s basketball team extended their nation-leading road winning streak to 14 games this season with an 80-63 victory over Kansas.
Duquesne, coming off of its first postseason win in school history with a first-round WNIT victory over Kent State, had five players score in double figures. The Dukes (24-8) will play the winner of Sunday’s Wisconsin-Illinois State game at a location and date to be announced.
Kansas (21-13), which entered Saturday’s game with an 11-0 record vs. nonconference opponents, had Carolyn Davis score 38 points and add 10 rebounds in the loss.
In a battle of the Beehive State, BYU outscored Utah State 102-63 to advance to the third round. BYU will play the winner of Sunday’s Southern Cal at Nevada game at a date and location to be announced.
Against Utah State, BYU (25-8) had six players score in double figures in the team’s season-high for scoring. Hailey Hall and Kim Parker led the way with 19 points each for the Mountain West Conference regular-season champs.
Utah State (18-15), which picked up its first-ever postseason victory in the modern era earlier this week against Arizona, finished with a school-record 18 wins.
Round 2 Games
Saturday, March 19
Toledo 67, Auburn 52
Boston College 86, Saint Joseph’s 59
BYU 102, Utah State 63
Duquesne 80, Kansas 63