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Rushdan paces Rutgers women

Khadijah Rushdan scored 20 points and April Sykes 12 to help No. 15 Rutgers beat La Salle, 61-48, Saturday night in women's basketball.

The Scarlet Knights (3-0) had a rough shooting night, making just 36.5 percent from the field, but they did hit five three-pointers.

Rutgers held a 10-point halftime lead before La Salle cut its deficit to 51-45 on Alexis Scott's three-pointer with 4:52 left.

The Scarlet Knights then turned up their defense, holding the Explorers to just one point until Nadia Duncan hit a jumper at the buzzer.

Rutgers made all six free throws during that final spurt to seal the win.

Scott scored 18 to lead La Salle (1-3).

It was the first meeting between the schools since 1983.

Maryland 70, UMBC 59: Tianna Hawkins had 19 points and 18 rebounds, and Lynetta Kizer scored 12 points in her return from a suspension for No 10 Maryland.

Kizer, a 6-4 senior center, missed Maryland's first three games for an unspecified violation of team rules. Brene Moseley had 14 points for the Terrapins (4-0), who improved to 10-0 all-time against the Retrievers (2-2). UMBC, the defending America East champion, got 14 points each from Erin Brown and Michelle Kurowski.

No. 14 Georgetown 66, Houston 36: Tia Magee scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds as host Georgetown ended a two-game losing streak.

Alexa Roche added 10 points and Taylor Brown nine for the Hoyas (2-2), who rebounded from consecutive road losses at Maryland and LSU.

Roxana Button scored 10 points for the Cougars (0-3).

-- AP

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