BTN.com staff, December 19, 2011
Three Big Ten women's basketball teams played Monday. No. 11 Ohio State drilled Charlotte, 88-58, behind Tayler Hill's 25 points. The victory moved the Buckeyes to 11-0 on the season. Illinois beat Montana, 68-56, and Northwestern fell late against Kansas State. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get recaps from all the games in this post.
(AP) Tayler Hill scored 16 of her 25 points in the second half and No. 11 Ohio State beat Charlotte 88-58 on Monday. Samantha Prahalis had 19 points and reserve forward Darryce Moore finished with 10 for the Buckeyes (11-0), who have won 22 of 23 dating to last season. Hillary Sigmon had 14 points and Gabby Tyler scored 13 for the 49ers (5-5), who have lost five straight.
Illinois 68, Montana 56 BOX
Illini junior Karisma Penn posted her fifth double-double of the season to lead the Orange and Blue to a 68-56 victory over Montana State (7-3) Monday afternoon in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic. Two other Illinois players finished in double figures to help the Orange and Blue improve to 5-6 on the season. Read the full recap at FightingIllini.com.
Kansas State 64, Northwestern 45 BOX
Morgan Jones and Kendall Hackney turned in double-digit efforts, but it was not enough as Northwestern dropped a 64-45 decision to Kansas State in its second game of the BTI Invitational in Las Vegas. With the loss, Northwestern, which was out to its best start since 1995, falls to 9-2 on the year. Jones finished with 20 points, six rebounds and four assists, while Hackney turned in a 14-point, seven-rebound performance. Read the full recap at NUSports.com.