Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, January 10

Jan. 10, 2013

Williams Guides No. 4 Duke to 82-45 Win Over Clemson

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Elizabeth Williams scored 21 points to help No. 4 Duke beat Clemson 82-45 on Thursday night.

Tricia Liston and Haley Peters added 14 points each for the Blue Devils (14-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who never trailed en route to their 32nd consecutive home victory against league competition.

Chelsea Gray finished with eight points and a career-high 15 assists as Duke shot 58 percent from the floor. Chloe Wells added 10 points for the Blue Devils.

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No. 10 Maryland Defeats No. 24 Miami 84-62

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Freshman Chloe Pavlech scored a season-high 20, Tiana Hawkins had 18 points and 11 rebounds and No. 10 Maryland pulled away to an 84-62 victory over No. 24 Miami on Thursday night, ending the Hurricanes' five-game winning streak.

Alyssa Thomas added 18 points for the Terrapins (12-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Maryland led by six at halftime before Thomas fueled a 12-4 run by scoring the Terrapins' first nine points after the break.

Pavlech, a 5-foot-9 guard, previously reached double figures only once - a 10-point effort against Connecticut. In this one, she had 14 at halftime and finished 8 of 11 from the floor.

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Boykins' 34 Leads Wake Forest to 80-72 Upset of Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Wake Forest's Lakevia Boykin scored a career-high 34 points to lead the Demon Deacons to an 80-72 upset of No. 18/22 Florida State Thursday evening in Tallahassee.

The win was the fourth-straight for the Deacons who improve to 9-6 overall and 2-1 in the ACC. Florida State drops just its third game of the season and is 12-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

For the second-straight game, the Demon Deacons defense played a key role in the victory. Wake Forest forced Florida State into a season-high 23 turnovers and picked-up its first victory in Tallahassee since Feb. 23, 1997. The win was also the first road victory for the Deacons over a ranked opponent since a 75-64 victory at No. 18/20 NC State on Feb. 25, 1996.

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No. 11 Tar Heels Top NC State, 70-66

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Brittany Rountree scored 17 points, including two free throws with 12.5 seconds left, to help No. 11 North Carolina beat North Carolina State 70-66 on Thursday night.

Waltiea Rolle added 16 points for the Tar Heels (16-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who rallied from 10 down early in the second half to beat the Wolfpack for the 22nd time in 26 meetings. That includes five of the last seven in NC State's Reynolds Coliseum, where the Wolfpack followed a tough loss against highly ranked Duke last week with another disappointing finish against a nearby league rival.

Marissa Kastanek scored 20 points for the Wolfpack (8-8, 0-4), while Kody Burke added 17 points and eight rebounds. NC State shot 40 percent, hit nine 3-pointers and outrebounded the Tar Heels, but finished with 23 turnovers that the Tar Heels converted into 24 points -- 14 of those coming after halftime.

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Virginia Earns First ACC Road Win at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Virginia women's basketball team earned its first road ACC victory of the season with a 62-51 win at Georgia Tech.

The Cavaliers never trailed in the game and took a 14-point lead in the first half. Georgia Tech pulled to within seven in the second half, 39-32, when Kelsey Wolfe scored seven straight points for Virginia to extend the lead back out to 14. The Cavaliers held a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game.

Wolfe was one of three Virginia players to end the game scoring in double digits, finishing with 17 points. Senior Telia McCall, from near-by Marietta, Ga., had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, her second-straight double-double and the second of her career. Ataira Franklin (Jr., Bowie, Md.) scored 16 points with five assists and three steals. Simone Egwu (Sr., Odenton, Md.) had 15 rebounds with three points and three blocks.

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Boston College Defeats Virginia Tech, 53-46

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Junior Kristen Doherty had 15 points, grabbed five rebounds and had four assists to lead Boston College past ACC foe, 53-46, at Cassell Coliseum on Thursday night. Boston College is now 7-7 overall and improved to 1-2 in the ACC. Virginia Tech is now 7-8 and 1-3 in the ACC.

Doherty had 12 of her team leading points in the second half, while Katie Zenevitch finished with 11 points and seven boards and senior Kerri Shields added 11 points and four rebounds.

The Eagles defense forced 15 turnovers while shooting 39 percent from the floor. Virginia Tech shot just 27.5 percent and had 15 turnovers. The Eagles did lose the battle of the boards, 40-30.

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