Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, February 20

Feb. 20, 2011

Women's Basketball Cruises Past Virginia, 73-50

Charlottesville, VA - The Boston College women's basketball team opened the game on a 20-0 run and never looked back as the Eagles earned a 73-50 victory over ACC foe Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. BC improved to 18-9 and 5-7 in the ACC, while Virginia is now 15-13 overall and 4-8 in the conference.

Senior Carolyn Swords recorded her 12th double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while sophomore Kerri Shields added 17 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the arc. Senior Stefanie Murphy notched 14 points while Kristen Doherty added six points, four assists and six rebounds.

The Eagles opened the game on a 20-2 run in the first 10 minutes of the game. In the run, Murphy and Shields had six points apiece. Virginia scored it s first backed at 10:16 on a layup by China Crosby. BC kept the lead by shooting 53.3 percent in the half and 5-for-9 from the three-point arc. Virginia shot just 19.4 percent in the half and was out-rebounded 25-18 in the half.

Boston College opened the half shooting 3-for-4 from the floor and led 47-23 at 15:15. Shield's hit her fourth three in the game which gave BC a 50-23 lead at 11:32 in the game. A Murphy layup at 8:26 gave BC a 57-27 lead.

The Eagles were shooting 49 percent in the half and were able to rest Swords, Murphy and Thoman the rest of the way.

Thomas Leads No. 7 Duke's Rout of Virginia Tech, 90-40

DURHAM, N.C. - Jasmine Thomas wanted her team to come out aggressively in the aftermath of a rare defeat.

She set the tone from the start, scoring a season-high 27 points to help No. 7 Duke beat Virginia Tech 90-40 Sunday.

Thomas was 10 for 16 from the field and made all five of her 3-point attempts for the Blue Devils (24-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who bounced back from a 69-47 loss at Maryland on Thursday.

Tricia Liston scored a career-high 19 points and Karima Christmas had 12 points as Duke picked up its 22nd consecutive home win.

Brittany Gordon scored 10 points to lead the Hokies (11-16, 1-11 ACC), who had a season-high 32 turnovers en route to their most lopsided loss of the season.

No. 12 FSU Still On Top

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - They're that much closer to another regular-season conference title. Two games away to be exact.

The No. 12 Florida State women's basketball defeated No. 17 Maryland, 72-66, Sunday afternoon at home. By doing so, the Seminoles, who control their own destiny as far as a regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference championship is concerned, now just need a win at Miami and at home against Clemson to finish in at least a tie at the top of the league pile.

FSU's victory also moves its record to 22-5 overall and to 10-2 in league play. The 'Noles have now won at least 10 ACC contests in a school-record three consecutive seasons.