Payton, Evans pace Hofstra women over Stetson

Hofstra's Shante Evans drives to the basket during

Hofstra's Shante Evans drives to the basket during women's basketball practice at Mack Sports Complex. (Nov. 1, 2012) Photo Credit: James Escher

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Junior guard Annie Payton scored a career-high 17 points and Shante Evans had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Hofstra women in a 77-75 win over Stetson in the WBI Tip-Off Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday.

Freshman guard Asia Jackson added 13 points for the Pride in a season opener.

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Texas 70, St. John's 60: Junior guard Briana Brown had career highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds for No. 14 St. John's at the WBI Tip-Off Classic. Nneka Enemkpali led Texas with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Rider 62, Stony Brook 50: Sabre Proctor and Kim Hanlon each had 11 points for host Stony Brook in its non-conference season-opener.

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