Here are some NCAA Division I women’s college basketball updates involving area high school graduates:
• Girard graduate Raegan Moore had 12 points and a career-high nine rebounds Thursday night while helping Duquesne to a 61-53 victory over Rhode Island in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Richmond, Va.
The sixth-seeded Dukes improved to 19-11 and earned a quarterfinal matchup with third-seeded Fordham today at 7:30 p.m. Duquesne swept two regular-season games against Fordham, 65-61 and 60-51.
• Girard native Curt Miller and the Indiana women’s team saw their hopes for a Big Ten Tournament title end quickly as the 10th-seeded Hoosiers lost to seventh-seeded Michigan 82-57 in the opening round Thursday in Indianapolis.
Villa Maria grad Karlee McBride, a freshman guard, scored two points in 6 minutes of action.
The Hoosiers opened the season 14-0 but have gone 4-12 since then. They will wait to see if they are invited to a postseason tournament.
• Villa Maria grad Lisa Mifsud scored 14 points and added five assists Thursday as Holy Cross defeated Bucknell 79-66 in a Patriot League quarterfinal in Lewisburg.
The fifth-seeded Crusaders (19-11) will visit top-seeded Navy on Monday in a semifinal matchup.
• Villa grad Kayla McBride and unbeaten Notre Dame will face Florida State in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals today at 2 p.m. in Greensboro, N.C.
Florida State beat Miami 72-67 in the second round Thursday night.
The Fighting Irish (29-0) enter today’s game ranked No. 2 nationally. Notre Dame beat Florida State 81-60 in February. Today’s game will be televised the ACC Network and on ESPN3.
McBride, a 5-foot 11-inch guard, is part of a senior class that has a 130-14 record over four seasons.
• Mercyhurst Prep grad Brenna Robbins saw her freshman season with Longwood (Va.) end Tuesday in a 54-40 loss to Presbyterian.
Robbins started and played 35 minutes in the game for Longwood, which finished 8-22. She did not score but had four steals, three rebounds and two blocks.
– Jeff Kirik, sports editor