Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, January 21

Jan. 21, 2010

Blue Devils Handle Hokies 69-38
Duke went to the locker room with its lowest first-half point total of the season, but coach Joanne P. McCallie was happy.

The Blue Devils gave her even more reasons to smile in the second half.

Krystal Thomas scored 13 of her 17 points after halftime and No. 6 Duke found its shooting touch on the way to a 69-38 win over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.

Wright’s Career High 39 And Kellum’s Game-Winner Lift UVa Over Boston College, 70-68
Monica Wright scored a career-high 39 points and Paulisha Kellum scored her only field goal of the game with four seconds left to lift No. 22 Virginia to a 70-68 road victory at Boston College Thursday night.

With the win, Virginia improved to 13-5, 2-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Boston College’s record went to 11-8, 2-2 in the league.

Wright’s 39 points ties for the second-highest scoring total in Virginia history. The last 39-point game was by current assistant coach and former All-American Cavalier Wendy Palmer vs. Maryland on Jan. 25, 1995. The school record is 48 points by Mimi McKinney in 1998.

Young `Canes Snap Maryland's 48-Game Home Winning Streak
The significance of the stunning victory was not lost on Miami coach Katie Meier, whose team had just ended Maryland's 48-game home winning streak in dramatic fashion.

Riquna Williams made two 3-pointers in the final minute, including the game-winner with 2.4 seconds left, to give the Hurricanes an 80-77 victory Thursday night. It marked the first time Maryland lost at Comcast Center since falling to Duke on Feb. 18, 2007.

Williams, the leading scorer in the Atlantic Coast Conference, tied the game with a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 48 seconds remaining.

Seminoles Rout Harvard, 96-52
Chasity Clayton scored 17 points and No. 15 Florida State beat Harvard 96-52 on Thursday night.

Courtney Ward and Alexa Deluzio hit back-to-back 3-pointers to key a 14-0 run that helped FSU pull away late in the first half. The Seminoles (17-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) led by as much as 47 in the game, smothering the Crimson (9-6, 0-1 Ivy League) on defense.

FSU held Harvard to a season-low 21.8 percent shooting, the fifth time in seven games the Seminoles held their opponent under 35 percent. Florida State blocked seven shots, led by Jacinta Monroe's four, and outrebounded Harvard 55-34. 

Georgia Tech Stymies Savannah State, 80-51
Despite a miserable first half, Georgia Tech is still perfect at home. The Yellow Jackets are going to have to get off to better starts to win on the road in the ACC

Brigitte Ardossi scored 12 points and No. 22 Georgia Tech forced Savannah State into 34 turnovers during an 80-51 rout Thursday night.

Chelsea Regins scored 10 for the Yellow Jackets (16-4), who shot just 21.2 percent in the first half before hitting half their shots in the second half.