Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, February 26

Feb. 27, 2010

No. 6 Duke Defeats No. 21 Virginia 83-65 to Clinch Share of Title

No. 6 Duke wrapped up a share of the ACC regular-season crown and the top seed in the league tournament by routing No. 21 Virginia 83-65 on Friday night.

Jasmine Thomas scored 21 points, Allison Vernerey added 17 and Cheek finished with 13 in her final regular-season home game for the Blue Devils (24-4, 12-1), winners of six straight since their only ACC loss.

Monica Wright, who entered averaging an ACC-best 22.7 points, had 15 of her 27 in the first half for Virginia (20-8, 8-5), which lost its second straight to fall into a tie with No. 22 Georgia Tech for third in the ACC heading into Sunday's finale against Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers allowed Duke to shoot nearly 53 percent in the second half while making just 7 of 27 attempts.

Paulisha Kellum scored 13 points and Chelsea Shine added 10 for Virginia, which hasn't won at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1997.

Georgia Tech Holds Off North Carolina, 64-57

ATLANTA (AP) -A career night by Alex Montgomery helped No. 22 Georgia Tech take another step toward a historic season.

Montgomery had 20 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and Brigitte Ardossi added 18 points in No. 22 Georgia Tech's 64-57 victory over struggling North Carolina on Friday night.

The win was Tech's 22nd, a regular-season best, and the victory clinched a first-round bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament that begins next week.

The Yellow Jackets outrebounded the Tar Heels 48-32 and hit 27 of 33 free throws while North Carolina made only 12 of 18.

Ceter DeGraffenreid had 25 points for North Carolina, which has lost seven of eight.

Sasha Goodlett gave Tech the lead for good at 56-55 with 1:36 left when she made one of two free throws.