Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 31

Jan. 31, 2010

No. 20 Virginia Falls At Wake Forest, 64-57

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The 20th-ranked Virginia women's basketball team fell on the road to Wake Forest, 64-57, Sunday afternoon. Lexie Gerson was the Cavaliers' high scorer with a career-high 15 points, while Monica Wright had 13 points and seven rebounds.

Virginia's record dropped to 15-6, 4-3 in the ACC with the loss. Wake Forest improved to 13-8, 4-3 in the league.

Gerson (Fort Washington, Pa.) hit three 3-pointers and added two steals. Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) was also in double figures, as she netted 14 points.

Balanced Attack leads Clemson Past NC State

CLEMSON, S.C. - NC State could not overcome a miserable shooting afternoon Sunday in a 69-56 loss to Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum.

NC State (12-10, 2-5 ACC) shot a season-low 25.0 percent from the field to fall for the third-straight outing, while Clemson (11-12, 2-5 ACC) won its second game of the weekend after losing eight straight.

Amber White and Nikitta Gartrell led the Wolfpack with 13 points each, while Bonae Holston had 12.

Hokies fall to No. 25 Yellow Jackets, 61-47

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The combination of cold shooting and turnovers proved costly Sunday afternoon as Virginia Tech lost, 61-47, to No. 25 Georgia Tech at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the Georgia Tech campus. The Yellow Jackets improve to 18-5 overall and 4-3 in the ACC, while the Hokies fall to 12-9 and 2-5 in the conference.

Tech, which suffered two scoring droughts of six and five minutes in the first half, trailed by only 31-24 at intermission. However, Georgia Tech slowly pulled away in the second half to extend its lead to as many as 20 points and cruised to the victory.

The Hokies, playing a second straight game without point guard Nikki Dave who suffered a knee strain in practice on Tuesday, struggled from the field the entire afternoon shooting only 30.5 percent (18-59). Utahya Drye was the only Tech player in double figures with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The double-double was the ninth of her career.

Hurricanes Fall at Boston College, 72-64

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The University of Miami women's basketball team couldn't close the gap between themselves and the Boston College Eagles, falling 72-64 at the Silvio O. Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon.

A Boston College (12-10, 3-4) 16-4 run to end the opening half gave the home team a 33-26 lead and Miami was only able to get within five points during the second half.

Diane Barnes had a solid performance for the Hurricanes (14-7, 2-5) as she scored a team-high 15 points and tied Riquna Williams with a game-high eight rebounds. Williams ended the game with 11 points and Shenise Johnson scored 14 points while pulling down seven rebounds. Both Johnson and Williams played staunch defense as they led all players with four steals apiece.

Maryland Trumps Longwood, 85-40

FARMVILLE, Va. - Maryland scored 44 points in the first half and 10 three-pointers against the Lancers on their way to a 85-40 victory. The Terrapins were led by a 15-point performance by sophomore Kim Rodgers.

Rodgers started things off with three consecutive treys and had hit five before the end of the first half, registering a career high-tying 15 points before the game was over. Freshman Jackie Nared also came up big in the win with her first career double-double registering 11 points and career-high 11 rebounds, nine defensive. She added one assist, two steals and one block.

Freshman Tianna Hawkins also pulled down double-figure rebounds with 11, five offensive and six defensive, but was just two points shy of a double-double with eight points.