Leverett has double-double, No. 22 USF women win big

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP)Shae Leverett had 12 points and 13 rebounds and No. 22 South Florida’s defense completely stymied Saint Francis (Pa.) in a 62-23 win on Sunday.

Elena Tsineke led the Bulls (5-1), who were coming off a 12-point loss at No. 2 Baylor, with 13 points and Tamara Henshaw had 10.

The Red Flash (1-5) shot 13.5%, missed 24 straight shots and did not score a field goal in the second and third quarters. They also had 25 turnovers with only two assists.

Karson Swogger and Jenna Mastellone closed the first quarter with back-to-back 3-pointers to pull Saint Francis within 16-11. The second 3 came with 1:14 left and made the Red Flash 4 of 9. The fifth, and final, field goal came with 3:33 left when Halie Murphy hit a 3-pointer.

Saint Francis was 3 of 17 from behind the arc, 2 of 20 inside. The Red Flash were 2 of 2 from the foul line in the second quarter and 4 of 5 in the third, finishing 10 of 14.

Swogger led Saint Francis with 10 points.


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