Women's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, January 31

Jan. 31, 2011

Deacons Take Down Boston College, 82-64

Five Demon Deacons scored in double figures, led by Sandra Garcia's 21 points, and the Wake Forest women's basketball team routed Boston College 82-64 Monday evening at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

Point guards Brooke Thomas and Chelsea Douglas each scored 12 points, and Secily Ray and Lakevia Boykin chipped in 11 points apiece for the Deacons.

Boston College's Carolyn Swords led all players with 12 rebounds, in addition to totaling 17 points. Stefanie Murphy led the Eagles with 18 points on the night.

The Deacs turned in stellar performances on both the offensive and defensive ends, as they shot an outstanding 51.8 percent from the floor and held Boston College to 30 percent shooting. The Deacs forced 18 turnovers that they converted into 17 points, and they only committed 13 turnovers of their own while dishing out 17 assists. Thomas dished out a game-high six assists for the Deacs.

Wake Forest went on a 23-6 run from the conclusion of the first half into the midway point of the second half. Boykin nailed a pair of back-to-back lay-ups to put the Deacs up 60-39 with 11 minutes remaining.

No. 3 Duke Suffers First Loss at No. 2 Connecticut, 87-51

Maya Moore scored 29 points to lead No. 2 Connecticut past Duke 87-51 on Monday night, handing the third-ranked Blue Devils their first loss of the season.

Jasmine Thomas had 13 point to lead Duke (20-1), which was making its first ever visit to Gampel Pavilion. She hit just four of her 16 shots.

Connecticut opened the game by pressing on defense. Duke missed its first 12 shots, including six 3-pointers and the Huskies jumped out to a 13-0 lead. Shay Selby's layup just over 5 minutes into the game got the Blue Devils on the board.

Duke cut the UConn lead to 50-32 on a Krystal Thomas layup. But UConn responded with an 11-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Moore from the top of the key.