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Nov. 13, 2012
ATLANTA - Junior guard Tyaunna Marshall scored her 1,000th career point and the Georgia Tech women's basketball team (1-1) routed the Kennesaw State Owls (0-2), 80-51, Tuesday night at McCamish Pavilion.
Marshall's putback at the 8:39 mark of the first half was her 1,000th career point. She became the 26th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points and just the 10th to do so before her senior year in the Gold and White.
"I think it was good for us to get back on the saddle, get back in there and get after it, try to fix some things we did wrong Sunday against Tennessee," head coach MaChelle Joseph said. "I thought we did a better job of getting into our presses tonight and got our transition game going."
Marshall finished the night with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, nine rebounds and added four assists. The Upper Marlboro, Md., native has scored in double digits in 56 career games and narrowly missed her sixth career double-double. Classmate Dawnn Maye tossed in 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists.
"It is definitely an honor to score 1,000 points," Marshall said. "I try to work hard for my team. This is just one accomplishment for me and I have many more to go. We want to win a championship and play to the best of our ability. Scoring is what I have to do to play my role to help our team win."
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Boston College women's basketball team defeated Holy Cross, 71-52, on Tuesday night in front of 750 fans at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. The Eagles were led by freshman Nicole Boudreau with 22 points and six assists while junior Katie Zenevitch tallied 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
"What I was really proud of was that our players trusted the process of trusting each other. As poorly as we shot in the first half, they never stopped believing in each other,'' said BC head coach Erik Johnson after his first career victory at the Heights. "It was a team win. I was really, really proud of them.''
Senior Kerri Shields added 14 points, while junior Kristen Doherty had eight points, seven rebounds and three steals in the win.
Both teams were cold to start the game. BC shot just 29.4 percent in the first half, while Holy Cross was not much better at 33.3 percent.
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Clemson women's basketball team suffered a 75-73 loss in overtime against the University of South Florida Bulls (2-0) on Tuesday in Littlejohn Coliseum. Four Lady Tigers hit double-figures, as Clemson drops to 0-2, with their losses coming by a combined five points.
The game was within one possession for the final 27 minutes, save for one span of 54 seconds, when the Bulls held a five point lead. Freshman Jonquel Jones had another strong effort, following up her 10 point, 13 rebound effort in her debut with 14 points and 14 rebounds on Tuesday.
"Jonquel is so versatile," said head coach Itoro Coleman. "She has a knack for the ball. Whenever there is a shot that goes up, she's going to find a way to get her hand on the ball. She has a gift."
Nikki Dixon and Quinyotta Pettaway also added 14 points apiece, and freshman Danaejah Grant finished with 13 points, to hold her team scoring lead through two games.