St. Thomas, VI, United States (4E Sports) – Breanna Stewart scored 20 points to lead No. 2 Connecticut in a rout of Wake Forest, 95-34, in the opening game of the Paradise Jam on Thursday night.
The University of Connecticut Huskies (3-0) dominated from the start, scoring the game’s first 12 points and carrying a 45-12 lead into halftime.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-2) connected just four field goals in the first 20 minutes. It took seven minutes for Wake Forest to hit its first basket and the Demon Deacons missed their last 15 shots from the field in the first half.
Connecticut shot 69 percent from the field while Wake Forest connected just 22 percent.
Wake Forest coach Jen Hoover noted that Connecticut was so diverse and they score in so many different ways.
“Part of the growing process for us is that we have to step up to that challenge and play as physical and strong as the other team. I think we got a lesson in that,” said Hoover.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Morgan Tuck added 16 each for Connecticut.
Asia Williams scored 10 to lead Wake Forest.