Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, January 28

Jan. 28, 2011

No. 15 Tar Heels Top Virginia, 64-52

She'la White led four players in double figures with 14 points, and No. 15 North Carolina beat Virginia 64-52 on Friday night.

Laura Broomfield added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Italee Lucas and Cetera DeGraffenreid had 10 points each. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 13 rebounds and Krista Gross 10 for UNC, which outrebounded Virginia 52-34.

The Tar Heels (18-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) played without regular starting forward Jessica Breland, who had arthroscopic knee surgery on Jan. 21, and starting center Chay Shegog, who sustained a concussion Sunday at Maryland.

Paulisha Kellum had 15 points to lead the Cavaliers (12-10, 1-5).

UNC, which had lost three of its previous six games, went on a 13-2 run late in the first half to take a 35-26 lead into halftime.

#14 Maryland Dominates Wake Forest 75-44

Freshman Alyssa Thomas had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Kim Rodgers scored 13 of her 17 points during a 17-0 first-half run, and No. 14 Maryland extended its domination of Wake Forest with a 75-44 victory Friday night.

Sophomore Tianna Hawkins had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Terrapins, who led 42-18 at halftime and 59-28 with 12 minutes left. Maryland (17-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won 10 straight over the Demon Deacons and leads the series 51-12.

Thomas, the reigning ACC Rookie of the Week, notched her fifth double-double in six ACC games.

Sandra Garcia scored 14 for Wake Forest (10-12, 1-5). The Demon Deacons are 0-7 on the road and have lost four in a row overall.

Wake Forest trailed 25-18 before Rodgers took over. After a follow-shot by Hawkins, Rodgers drilled three consecutive jumpers from 3-point range and then sank a layup. Thomas added a basket before Rodgers made two foul shots to put the Terrapins up by 24 at the break.