Howard, No. 14 Kentucky women coast past Grambling 81-35

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)Rhyne Howard scored 27 points, four other players had at least nine, and No. 14 Kentucky rolled to an 81-35 win over Grambling on Tuesday night.

Howard had four 3-pointers as Kentucky went 10 of 29 behind the arc and Grambling misfired on all eight of its attempts. Blair Green had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, and Jaida Roper added 10 for the Wildcats (6-0). Green, Roper and Sabrina Haines, who had nine points, each had two triples.

Howard had 10 points in the first quarter, which ended with the Cats up 20-12. Kentucky had the last 13 points of the second quarter for a 42-17 lead. In the first half, Kentucky was 14 of 26 from the field, 6 of 14 from distance and made 8 of 11 free throws. Grambling shot 29% and was 3 of 4 from the foul line.

Grambling (1-5) shot just 18% in the second half and had 11 of its 25 turnovers. Candice Parramore was the top scorer with seven points.

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