Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, November 19

Nov. 19, 2010

Swords Leads Boston College Past Dartmouth

Burlington, VT - Senior Carolyn Swords notched her third consecutive double-double - 26 points, 12 rebounds - to lead Boston College past Dartmouth College, 87-61, in the first game of the TD Bank Classic on Friday night.

The Eagles improved to 3-0 on the season, while Dartmouth is now 0-3.

Swords had two blocks in the game which gives her the all-time lead in program history in swats. Along with Swords, Stefanie Murphy added 14 points, while freshman Korina Chapman added 10 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Kristen Doherty filled up the stat sheet with six points, six rebounds, eight assists and six steals.

Boston College held a 38-25 lead at the half behind 16 points and eight rebounds from Swords. The Eagles shot 42 percent from the floor but just 3-for-10 from the three-point line in the half. BC's defense did hold Dartmouth to 9-for-26 from the floor (34 percent).

The Eagles pulled away early in the second half as they went on an 8-2 run to go up 46-27. The lead extended to 21 points when Swords hit Doherty underneath for an easy layup with 8:52 to play.

Yellow Jackets Overcome Slow Start to Down Prairie View A&M

ATLANTA - A 20-4 run to start the second half turned a halftime deficit into a big 61-37 win for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets over the visiting Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers Friday night at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. With the win, the Jackets improved to 3-1 on the season and the Panthers dropped to 0-2.

"I felt like defensively we really frustrated them," head coach MaChelle Joseph said. "Our press slowed them down, but when they got in the half court, we had great help side defense. That made a big difference. When we got the defensive rebounds, we can run. That's where we score our points, in defensive transition, and I thought we did a better job of that in the second half."

Foul trouble and poor shooting plagued Tech in the first half. The Jackets made just 8-of-34 field goal attempts, 23.5%, in the first twenty minutes, only hit 40% of their free throws, and added nine turnovers. Three starters found themselves in foul trouble early, ending the half with two fouls, and substitute Chelsea Regins had three of her own.

Prairie View was not intimidated by the much taller Tech team, leading for the majority of the half and stretching their lead to as high as six points.

No. 14 Tar Heels Coast Past Chants, 93-37

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Italee Lucas scored 15 points to help No. 14 North Carolina beat Coastal Carolina 93-37 on Friday night.

Chay Shegog added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Tar Heels (3-0), who scored the game's first 16 points on their way to a 45-10 halftime lead.

Jessica Breland had 13 points, 13 rebounds and six of North Carolina's school record-tying 14 blocked shots.

North Carolina raced out to a 34-2 lead before the Chanticleers made their first field goal. Coastal Carolina missed its first 22 shots, a drought Kira Carter snapped with a driving scoop shot with 4:58 remaining in the first half.

Olivia Irick scored nine points to lead the Chanticleers (2-1), who dropped to 0-14 all-time against North Carolina.

Coastal Carolina shot 18.2 percent from the field, finishing with six assists and 27 turnovers.

No starter played more than 18 minutes for North Carolina, which shot 44.6 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Chanticleers 68-40.