No. 8 Colorado 66, San Francisco 56
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ De Celle Thomas had 21 points to lead No. 8 Colorado to a 66-56 victory over San Francisco on Sunday.
Erin Scholz added 16 points and seven rebounds for Colorado (10-2), which has won three straight.
The loss broke a 17-game home winning streak for San Francisco (3-3), which was led by Valerie Gillon, who had 17 points and 17 rebounds.
Colorado dominated San Francisco in the second half, allowing the Dons to come only as close as five points.
Gillon took a pass from Brittany Lindhe and scored a layup to close it to 48-43 at 9:26 of the second half. But Gillon missed a pair of free throws and Colorado’s Amy Palmer made a 3-pointer at 8:14 to put Colorado back in command.
Andrea Kagie gave San Francisco another chance at 1:24 with a basket that closed the gap to 61-56. But San Francisco’s Jamie Shadian fouled Thomas.
San Francisco took an 18-14 lead on a Julie Murdent basket at 8:10, but the Dons couldn’t hold up for long against the stronger and more physical Colorado team.
Colorado went on a 16-5 run late in the first half, with six points from Thomas. LaShena Graham’s basket before the halftime buzzer gave Colorado a 31-23 lead.
San Francisco’s 17-game winning streak at Memorial Gym started Feb. 19, 1994, when San Francisco beat Loyola 66-59.