Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, February 8

Feb. 8, 2013

Peters Leads No. 5 Duke Past Virginia 62-41

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Haley Peters scored 16 points and No. 5 Duke used a 21-5 run spanning the halves to overcome a slow start and win its 20th consecutive game against Virginia, 62-41.

The burst turned a 22-13 deficit into a 34-27 lead for Duke (21-1, 11-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). After Virginia closed within four at 34-30, Duke scored nine of the next 11 points and cruised to victory.

Elizabeth Williams scored 14 of her 18 points after halftime, and Chelsea Gray finished with 14 for the Blue Devils.

Terrapins Push Past Deacons, 73-63

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Tianna Hawkins and Alyssa Thomas each scored 23 points and No. 7 Maryland pushed to beat pesky Wake Forest 73-63 on Friday night in Winston-Salem.

Malina Howard added 12 to help the Terrapins (19-3, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to their ninth straight win and 13th straight over the Demon Deacons (10-13, 3-8).

Maryland shot 54 percent, built a 20-point lead in the second half. Wake Forest cut it to single digits before regroup the Terps regrouped just in time to preserve a huge matchup Monday night at No. 4 Duke.

Chelsea Douglas scored 17 points for the Demon Deacons, who were denied their biggest victory in 20 years and lost their fifth straight. They clawed back in the game with a 31-14 run during a 12-minute stretch.

Hokies Battle Past Georgia Tech, 63-61

ATLANTA – Monet Tellier drained a season-high 24 points to lead the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team past Georgia Tech, 63-61, in an ACC matchup on Friday night at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, Ga.

Teller knocked down 9-of-14 from the field for the Hokies (8-14, 2-9 ACC), including 3-of-4 from outside the arc, and hit a trio of free throws to tally her game-high 24 points. Aerial Wilson added 11 points, hitting 4-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from outside. Alyssa Fenyn added 10 points and handed out five assists. Porschia Hadley grabbed six rebounds and added five points.