Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 20

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Jan. 20, 2013

Deacons Outlast Boston College 92-87 In Double Overtime

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - In a back-and-forth battle, Wake Forest came away with the last punch to outlast Boston College 92-87 in double-overtime Sunday afternoon at the Conte Forum.

The win is the Deacons' third-straight in Chestnut Hill and runs their record to 10-8 on the season and 3-3 in the ACC. Boston College falls to 8-9 overall and 2-4 in the conference.

Wake Forest senior Lakevia Boykin played 49 of the 50 minutes and finished with a game-high 27 points and five assists. She was 4-of-8 from beyond the arc, marking her eighth game this season with three or more three-pointers.

Point guard Chelsea Douglas tied a career-high with five three-pointers and finished with 21 points. Senior Asia Williams had a tremendous game, notching 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Sandra Garcia (11 points) and Dearica Hamby (10 points) were the fourth and fifth Demon Deacons to finish in double-figures on the day.


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Late Run Propels No. 22 Seminoles To Victory

RALEIGH, N.C. - The No. 22-ranked Florida State women's basketball team was down 12 points with 9:24 left in the game, but never flinched against NC State on Sunday at Reynolds Coliseum.

The Seminoles came all the way back to grab an 82-74 victory over the Wolfpack.

The Noles trailed 68-61 when senior guard Leonor Rodriguez buried a three-pointer with 4:59 left in the game that helped spark and incredible 19-2 run.

When the dust cleared, Florida State improved to 15-3 overall on the season and 5-2 in the ACC. The Wolfpack fell to 8-11 and 0-7 in the conference.

"That was a heck of a game," Florida State head coach Sue Semrau said. "You can throw the stat sheet out today. It really doesn't mean anything to me today. It was all about our growth, our character and our heart. Lex (Deluzio) made a huge jump in her career today."

Deluzio shot just 2-of-10 in the first half, but finished with 15 second-half points and 19 for the game.


No. 10 Terps Dominate Inside To Beat Jackets

ATLANTA - Junior forward Alyssa Thomas of 10th-ranked Maryland scored a season-high 28 points and added 10 boards and eight assists to lead the Terps to a 66-57 win at Georgia Tech Sunday at McCamish Pavilion.

The Terrapins (15-3, 6-1 ACC) dominated the inside game to secure the win. The nation's top rebounding team controlled the boards, 52-29, and outscored the Jackets (8-10, 1-6) inside by 14. Tianna Hawkins added 16 points and 14 boards and Alicia DeVaughn added 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The Terps trailed by six at 29-23 with just under four minutes to go in the first, but Katie Rutan fed DeVaughn down low to spark a 9-0 run to close the half. The Terps would take a 32-29 lead into the break behind four points from Hawkins, three from DeVaughn and a bucket by Sequoia Austin.


Virginia Tops Miami, 62-52

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia women's basketball team defeated Miami, 62-52, Sunday (Jan. 20) in Charlottesville.

It was the second meeting in two weeks for the squads. Miami won the first meeting, 58-52, in Coral Gables on Jan. 6 in a game in which the Cavaliers shot 15.4 percent (2-of-13) from three-point range. In today's Virginia victory, the Cavaliers made 6-of-10 three-point attempts, including a 3-for-3 performance from Ataira Franklin (Jr., Bowie, Md.).

With the game knotted 6-6, Franklin, China Crosby (Sr., New York, N.Y.) and Kelsey Wolfe (Jr., Germantown, Md.) hit back-to-back-to-back three pointers during a 10-0 run that gave the Cavaliers a 16-6 lead.

After Miami cut the lead to four, 18-14, with 11:04 left in the first half, the Cavaliers responded with a 9-0 run that included Franklin's second three-pointer of the game.

The Cavaliers went into halftime leading 36-25. Franklin and Crosby extended the lead to 15, 40-25, with a pair of jumpers to start the second half.