Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, February 16

Feb. 16, 2012

Maye's 23 Points Lead No. 20 Georgia Tech Past Wake Forest, 67-52

Winston-Salem, N.C. - Georgia Tech won the opening tip, senior Metra Walthour knocked down a 3-pointer barely 15 seconds into the game and the 20th-ranked Yellow Jackets (19-7, 9-4 ACC) didn't look back en route to a 67-52 win over Wake Forest (15-11, 5-8 ACC) Thursday night at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Sophomore Dawnn Maye led four Yellow Jackets in double digits with a career-high 23 points. Sophomore Tyaunna Marshall finished with her fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Sasha Goodlett added 16 points and Walthour tossed in 10.

The win is Tech's fifth straight over Wake Forest and the Jackets can now clinch their sixth consecutive 20-win season when they host Boston College at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. With the victory, the Yellow Jackets tied the school record for most ACC wins in a season, nine, and can best that against the Eagles.

Hawkins, Thomas Lead No. 7 Terps Past Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Tianna Hawkins notched a career-high 26 points and Alyssa Thomas added 16 to lead No. 7 Maryland past Virginia, 73-56, Thursday night at John Paul Jones Arena. The win was victory No. 300 for head coach Brenda Frese.

Hawkins, who leads the nation with her field goal percentage of 65 percent, was 12-13 from the field and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Thomas added 10 boards for her sixth double-double of the season.

The Terrapins (22-4, 9-4 ACC) dominated the inside game, out rebounding the Cavaliers 53-26, and beating them in the paint, 48-20.

"I thought we really set the tone tonight with our defense and rebounding. Those are the things that you have to have as you are going down the stretch here in February getting ready for postseason play," head coach Brenda Frese said

No. 6 Miami Takes Down NC State, 73-61

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)- Miami is known for good guard play, but Shawnice Wilson proved that the Hurricanes also have a weapon on the interior.

Wilson set career highs with 17 points and 17 rebounds to help No. 6 Miami beat North Carolina State 73-61 on Thursday night.

Riquna Williams scored 17 of her 24 points in the first half as the Hurricanes (23-3, 12-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) overcame a rare off night by star guard Shenise Johnson.

The 6-6 Wilson, nicknamed "Pepper" as a toddler by her grandmother, also had two blocked shots.

"My coaches definitely remind me that when I'm on the court I have the height advantage and strength as well and even quickness, for the most part," Wilson said. "I just used it to my advantage, and 17 and 17 was the result."

Doherty Steals a 56-53 Win For Boston College Against Clemson

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Kristen Doherty led the Eagles with 17 points, as Boston College (7-19, 2-11) made a late comeback to defeat Clemson (6-18, 2-11), 56-53, on Thursday evening at Conte Forum.

Doherty also added five steals and seven rebounds in the contest. After teammate Shayra Brown tied the game at 51 with just over a minute to play, Doherty came up with a big steal and a layup to put BC up 53-51 with 39 seconds to go. Junior Kerri Shields and redshirt sophomore Tessah Holt, who both finished the night with seven points, converted at the line to seal the 56-53 victory for BC.

In the first half, Clemson jumped out to an early 10-2 lead, before sophomore Tiffany Ruffin hit a bucket from the paint and Brown nailed a three to make it a one possession game. Doherty hit a deep three as the shot clock expired to make it a 14-10 Clemson advantage with 12:20 to go in the first.