Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 3

Jan. 3, 2010

Hurricanes Open 2010 with Win Over Miami (OH)

The University of Miami women's basketball team - led by Shenise Johnson and Diane Barnes, moved to 12-2 on the season with a 75-61 win over the Miami University RedHawks (2-11) at Millett Hall.

Johnson scored a career-high 29 points, grabbed nine rebounds, had six assists and six steals in one of her best games of the season. The sophomore was 10-of-13 from the free-throw line and teamed with Barnes, was able to help the `Canes overcome poor starts in each half.

Barnes was dominant off the bench as she scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds of her own. The senior from Lakeland, Fla. also contributed with three assists, three steals and a team-high two blocks.

Duke Cruises by Providence 88-63

Krystal Thomas scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help No. 8 Duke defeat Providence 88-63 on Sunday.

Jasmine Thomas added 18 points for the Blue Devils (12-2), who scored the game's first 10 points and never looked back. Karima Christmas scored 15 points to help Duke record its 22nd consecutive home victory.

Balanced attack lifts Hokies to 74-44 win over UMBC

Senior Utahya Drye’s 14 points led seven Hokies who scored at least eight points, as the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team cruised to a 74-44 victory over the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.

The Hokies did both in this one, as they hit 12 of their first 17 shots (70.6 percent) to jump out to a 13-point lead. Tech eventually held a 20-point halftime bulge and then opened the second half on a 9-2 run to build 50-28 advantage.

Terps Defeat St. Joseph's, 79-69

Maryland kept Saint Joseph's at bay with 20-point performances from Anjale Barrett and Diandra Tchatchouang. The Terrapins closed their non-conference portion of the season by defeating the Hawks 79-69 and extending their home court winning streak to 47.

Senior Lori Bjork ended the game with 11 points. Maryland is now 11-1 when three or more players record double-figure points. Sophomore Lynetta Kizer was a presence for the Terps under the basket pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds and was just shy of a double-double with eight points.

No. 12 FSU Defeats Temple, 77-64

Alysha Harvin scored 17 points to lead No. 12 Florida State to a 77-64 win over Temple on Sunday.

Courtney Ward and Alexa Deluzio hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Seminoles regained control.

Harvin also had nine rebounds before fouling out with 1:46 left in the game. Ward scored 15 points and Jacinta Monroe added 13 points for the Seminoles.

BC Women's Basketball Earns 69-61 Victory Over BU

Senior guard Mickel Picco hit six free throws in the final 30 seconds to lead Boston College past Boston University, 69-61, in front of 803 fans at Conte Forum.

Picco finished the game shooting 3-for-6 from the three-point line and had 17 points, while junior center Carolyn Swords notched a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Junior Stefanie Murphy added 10 points and seven rebounds, while freshman Kelsey Reynolds added seven points, three assists and two steals.