The Women’s Paradise Jam Tournament continued Friday at the Elridge Blake Sports and Fitness Center at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas, with Seton Hall, Georgia, Kansas and Arkansas picking up wins.
Game 1: Wisconsin vs. Seton Hall
The first quarter was even as Wisconsin and Seton Hall were tied up at 22 heading into the second quarter. A last-second three-pointer by Sania Copeland of Wisconsin tied the game just before the end of the first quarter. The second quarter, however, was all Seton Hall. The Pirates outscored the Badgers 21-13, heading into the break with an eight-point lead. Wisconsin shot 28.5% from the field in the second quarter, as opposed to 56.3% from Seton Hall. The Badgers kept things tight in the third quarter, losing the quarter by only three points. The fourth quarter was another even score as they both scored 20 points in the quarter. Despite being able to keep things close in the second half, Wisconsin’s efforts weren’t enough to overcome the eight-point deficit from the second quarter. The Badgers also had 17 turnovers, leading to 23 fast-break points for the Pirates.
Final score: 83-72 Seton Hall
Seton Hall: Lauren Park-Lane – 37 PTS, 4 AST
Wisconsin: Brooke Schramek – 18 PTS, 5 REB, 4-5 3PT
Game 2: Georgia vs. VCU
Coming off of its largest comeback in school history, Georgia was looking to get hot early. They got off to a much better start against VCU, keeping the score within one. However, after an altercation midway through the first quarter, VCU went seven for eight on technical free throws, giving them an eight-point lead. Despite the frustrating turn of events, Georgia fought back in the second quarter, taking a two-point lead heading into the break. From the second quarter on, Georgia dominated VCU, outscoring them in each of the three remaining quarters. Georgia took full advantage of second-chance opportunities, outscoring VCU 16 to five in that statistic.
Final Score: 68-54 Georgia
Georgia: Alisha Lewis – 16 PTS, 4-7 3 PT, 2 STL
VCU: Sarah Te-Biasu – 25 PTS, 4 AST, 2 STL
Game 3: NAU vs. No. 25 Kansas State
Similarly to the Georgia game, NAU got ahead early due to four technical foul shots. Kansas State also managed to fight back in the second quarter, taking a four-point lead heading into halftime. The second half was high-scoring for both teams, with each team scoring at least 44 points. Despite NAU’s scoring efforts keeping them in the game, Kansas State held them off, outscoring them 53 to 44 in the second half. In a 13-point win, the Wildcats outscored the Lumberjacks by 13 in fast-break points.
Final score: 93-80 KSU
Kansas State: Gabby Gregory – 35 PTS, 5 REB
NAU: Emily Rodabaugh – 13 PTS, 8 REB, BLK
Game 4: Clemson vs. Arkansas
Coming off a 38-point loss to Kansas State, Clemson needed a hot start to bounce back. Fortunately for the Tigers, they rallied back after being down by eight early. The score was tied at 15 heading into the second quarter. Another even quarter resulted in a game tied up at 24 heading into halftime. After a nine-point second quarter, Arkansas’ offense exploded in the third quarter, scoring 25 points. They held Clemson to 13 points, leading by 12 heading into the fourth quarter. The Hogs’ dominance carried over into the fourth quarter as they extended their lead to 14 points by the end of the game.
Final score: 76-52 Arkansas
Arkansas: Chrissy Carr – 19 PTS, 4 REB, 5-10 3PT
Clemson: Ale’Jah Douglas – 13 PTS, 3 ST