UConn routs Pace in final exhibition game

Tiffany Hayes scored 24 points to help No. 4 Connecticut beat

Division II Pace 85-35 in an exhibition Wednesday night.

Bria Hartley added 16 points and eight assists while Stefanie

Dolson scored 13 for UConn.

The Huskies broke open what had been a relatively close game

with an 18-4 run midway through the first half. Hayes had six

points and an assist in the spurt, which gave them a 34-15 lead

just before halftime.

Already comfortably ahead, UConn turned the game into a rout by

scoring 21 of the first 25 points in the second half.

Maral Javadifar led the Setters with 14 points.

UConn forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, one of the nations top

freshmen, did not play because of a minor calf injury.

After winning their two exhibitions by a combined 99 points, the

Huskies begin regular season play on Sunday against Holy Cross.