Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, February 5

Feb. 5, 2012

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Wake Forest Stops Skid with 73-60 Victory at Boston College

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Four Demon Deacons scored in double-figures, led by junior Lakevia Boykin's 21, as Wake Forest stopped a three-game skid with a 73-60 victory Sunday afternoon over Boston College.

The Demon Deacons are now 13-10 on the season and 3-7 in the conference while the loss is the 10th in a row for Boston College, which falls to 5-18 and 0-10 in the ACC.

Boykin was an efficient 7-of-13 from the floor and finished with 21 points. It was her fourth 20-point game of the season and the fifth of her career. She has now scored in double-figures in eight of the 10 ACC games.

Virginia Holds On for Win at NC State, 55-47

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Virginia women's basketball team earned a key road victory at NC State, 55-47, Sunday (Feb. 5) afternoon. Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) scored a game-high 20 points and Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

With the victory, UVa improved to 17-8 overall and 5-6 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. NC State's record went to 14-10 (4-7 ACC).

UVa scored eight unanswered points to open the game and held NC State scoreless until the 11:28 mark of the first half. At that point, Emili Tasler hit a jumper at the elbow to put the Wolfpack on the board and make the score 8-2.

No. 7 Miami Dominates Clemson, 68-47

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Shenise Johnson scored 19 points to lead No. 7 Miami to a 68-47 victory over Clemson on Sunday. The Hurricanes (20-3, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) broke the game open with a 17-1 run midway through the first half. Riquna Williams hit two 3-pointers and Johnson and Shawnice Wilson both scored five points during the run.

Williams finished with 15 points for the Hurricanes, who won their 37th straight home game.

Williams' second 3-pointer with 11:09 remaining in the first half gave her 2,000 points in her career. Williams left the game and didn't return after colliding with teammate Michelle Woods while chasing a loose ball with 14:53 remaining in the second half.

Howard Leads FSU Past VT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State women's basketball team didn't miss many shots on Sunday at the Donald L. Tucker Center, and when the Seminoles did Natasha Howard was usually there to clean the glass.

Howard grabbed 10 offensive rebounds and was one of three Noles to score 16 points, as FSU completed the season sweep of Virginia Tech with a 78-60 victory.

Florida State (13-11 overall and 5-5 in the ACC) also routed the Hokies (7-17, 3-8), 75-40, in Blacksburg, Va., on Jan. 8.