, Virgin Islands (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 20 points while Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Morgan Tuck each had 16 to help No. 2 Connecticut rout Wake Forest 95-34 in the opening game of the Paradise Jam on Thursday night.
UConn (3-0) dominated from the start, scoring the game's first 12 points and carrying a 45-12 lead into halftime. The Huskies held the Demon Deacons to just four field goals in the first 20 minutes. It took 7 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.
While Wake Forest couldn't make a basket, UConn was hitting almost everything. Stefanie Dolson made her first career 3-pointer in the first half and finished with 11 points. The Huskies finished the game shooting 69 percent from the field.
Wake Forest (2-2) made just 22 percent.
Asia Williams scored 10 to lead Wake Forest, which scored the first two baskets of the second half but could get no closer.
The Huskies will play Marist on Friday while Wake Forest will face Purdue.
Junior guard Bria Hartley played in her first game of the season for UConn after missing the first two with a sprained left ankle. She had eight points in 15 minutes.