Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, February 23

Feb. 23, 2012

Clayton Leads FSU Past Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Florida State women's basketball team got off to a rough start on Thursday night at Littlejohn Coliseum against Clemson, making just one of its first 12 field goal attempts.

Chasity Clayton came off the bench and smoothed things out for the Seminoles (14-15, 6-9 in the ACC), however. The Redshirt junior out of Panama City, Fla., recorded her second double-double of the season to lead Florida State to a 74-52 victory over the Tigers (6-20, 2-13).

It's the eighth consecutive win for FSU over Clemson and the 19th Nole victory in the last 20 matchups between the two teams.

No. 17 Yellow Jackets Survive for 76-66 Win at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The No. 17/19 Georgia Tech women's basketball team (21-7, 11-4 ACC) survived for a hard-fought 76-66 win at Virginia Tech (7-21, 3-12 ACC) Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. The win clinches a first-round bye for the Yellow Jackets in next week's ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

Senior center Sasha Goodlett led Georgia Tech with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting and senior point guard Metra Walthour added 14, including a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line.

After the Hokies cut the Georgia Tech lead to three, 24-21, with 5:08 to play in the first half, the Yellow Jackets went on a 7-0 run and held Virginia Tech to only one field goal the rest of the half. The Yellow Jackets were red-hot in the first half, shooting 55 percent in the opening 20 minutes and carried a 40-24 lead into halftime for the 20th time this season.

NC State Earns 73-69 Road Win at Boston College

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - 19 points and nine rebounds from Bonae Holston helped send NC State to a 73-69 win at Boston College on Thursday night from Conte Forum.

NC State (16-13, 5-10 ACC) also received 16 points from junior Marissa Kastanek, and nine points each from Kody Burke, Lakeesa Daniel and Myisha Goodwin-Coleman.

Boston College (7-21, 2-13 ACC) had four players in double figures with 18 from Katie Zenevitch leading the way. Kristen Doherty added 17 and Tessah Holt and Tiffany Ruffin had 13 and 10 points, respectively.