Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday February 13

Feb. 13, 2011

Thomas & Christmas Lead No. 5 Duke Past BC, 66-53

DURHAM, N.C. – Krystal Thomas scored 16 points and Allison Vernerey added 15 to lead the No. 5 Duke Blue Devils to a 66-53 win over Boston College on Sunday.

Duke used a 12-2 run midway through the second half en route to the win. Karima Christmas had 14 and 11 boards and Chelsea Gray added 13 for the Blue Devils (23-2, 9-1 ACC).

Boston College guard Jaclyn Thoman made five 3-pointers and led the Eagles (17-8, 4-6) with 21 points.

Jackets Bounce Back With 74-65 Win Over NC State

ATLANTA - Prior to Sunday night's Georgia Tech women's basketball game against NC State, head coach MaChelle Joseph shook up her starting lineup.

The results paid off as the Jackets claimed a 74-65 win over visiting NC State at Alexander Memorial Coliseum to snap a three-game losing streak. With the win, Tech improved to 19-8 and 7-4 in the ACC, while the Wolfpack dropped to 10-15 and 1-9 in league play.

Senior Alex Montgomery came off the bench for the first time all season to lead the Jackets with her ninth double-double of the year with 26 points and 12 rebounds. The 26 points were two off of Montgomery's career high and marked the 14th game of her career where she has tallied at least 20 points.

Freshman Tyaunna Marshall tossed in 12 points, while senior Deja Foster added 12 points and nine rebounds. Junior center Sasha Goodlett also came off the bench, only the second time this season Goodlett hasn't started, and added eight points and 10 boards.

The Jackets started off slow and NC State raced out to an 8-0 lead on a Marissa Kastanek bucket in the paint before the first media timeout. After the Wolfpack went up 13-7 on a Kody Burke jumper at the 12:53 mark, Tech reeled off a 10-0 run, capped by a Foster jumper.

An NC State three put the Pack back up 20-17 at 6:33 before the Jackets ran off another 10 straight points, finished by a Montgomery fastbreak layup. Over that final 6:33 of the first half, Tech ripped off a 14-2 run to send the Jackets to intermission with a 31-22 lead.

Tech didn't slow up to begin the second half, extending its lead to as many as 24 points on a LaQuananisha Adams layup with 9:56 to play, putting the Jackets up 62-38. The Pack continued to fight and whittled the Tech lead down to eight with 1:12 left, but weren't able to get any closer.

`Canes Keep Rolling With Win at No. 13/10 North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP). - Miami coach Katie Meier knew her team would struggle to score inside against North Carolina's size on Sunday.

So the Hurricanes used their 3-point shooting against the Tar Heels.

Riquna Williams scored 25 points to help No. 20 Miami beat No. 13 North Carolina 78-66. ,/p>

The Hurricanes outscored the Tar Heels by 24 points beyond the 3-point arc, making 10 of 24 3-point attempts. North Carolina made just 2 of 22 shots from 3-point range.

Morgan Stroman added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Hurricanes (22-3, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who broke open a tie game with a 10-0 run early in the second half.

Shenise Johnson had 16 points to help Miami win for the fourth time in five games. Stefanie Yderstrom added 14 points for the Hurricanes, who moved into a tie for second place in the ACC.

Laura Broomfield had 18 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for the Tar Heels (22-4, 8-3), whose five-game winning streak ended. Chay Shegog added 14 points for North Carolina.

Virginia Upends No. 11 Maryland, 60-57

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The Virginia women's basketball team upset 11th-ranked Maryland, 60-57, on the road Sunday at Comcast Center. Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) led all scorers with 17 points, while Whitny Edwards (Charlotte, N.C.) added 13 points - including two free throws in the final seconds that sealed the victory for UVa.

The win, the second-consecutive for the Cavaliers, improved UVa's record to 15-12 overall and 4-7 ACC play. It was Virginia's first win over a ranked opponent since defeating then-No. 21 TCU at the Paradise Jam on Nov. 27.

The loss dropped Maryland's record to 20-5 overall, 6-4 in conference play and 11-2 at home.

The Terrapins (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) led 55-52 with 3 minutes left before Moorer scored on a drive, Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.) added a layup and Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) hit a jumper in the lane to make it 58-55.

After Anjale Barrett scored for Maryland, Edwards made two foul shots for the Cavaliers with 11.2 seconds left. Barrett then launched a 3-point attempt under pressure that bounced off the backboard an instant before the final buzzer sounded.

Franklin finished with 11 points for Virginia.

Alyssa Thomas scored 14 for Maryland. It was the second-straight loss for the Terrapins, who shot 39 percent and committed 17 turnovers