Sonja Carter scored 28 points Friday night to lead United States International University to a 96-88 victory over Connecticut in the first round of the Lady Sunshine tournament at Orlando, Fla.
Amanda Spry added 16 points and 11 rebounds for USIU (1-0), which will play the University of Mississippi today in the final.
Johnnie Grey scored 23 points to lead Washington State over University of San Diego, 82-61, in the first round of the Idaho tournament at Moscow, Ida.
USD (0-1) led, 30-23, at the half on 52% shooting but WSU (1-0) began to press in the second half, forcing many of USD's 35 turnovers.
Jane Gilpin led USD with 20 points and Kelli Behrens added 15 rebounds.