Women's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, November 23

Nov. 23, 2010

Pack Holds On For 62-60 Win Over Old Dominion

RALEIGH, N.C. - Bonae Holston notched her third double-double of the season with 20 points, all of which came in the second half, and 12 rebounds to help propel NC State to a nail-biting 62-60 win over Old Dominion Tuesday at Reynolds Coliseum.

Freshman Kody Burke joined Holston in double-figures, earning 14 points off of 7-of-10 shooting to go along with seven rebounds. Myisha Goodwin-Coleman chipped in a season-high 10 rebounds for NC State (3-2).

"We were proud of the energy our team brought tonight, but obviously, we didn't shoot the ball as well as we'd like," explained NC State head coach Kellie Harper. "We feel like we won this game tonight with our defense and our rebounding."

The Pack offset its 33.9 percent shooting by hauling in a 52-37 advantage in rebounding, including 21 offensive boards that led to 13 points.

NC State opened the game with an 8-0 run, highlighted by a Brittany Strachan three-pointer that forced an Old Dominion timeout at 16:10. The Lady Monarchs clawed back, though, embarking on a seven-point run of their own, knotting the score at 10-all with 15:42 left to go in the first half.

Itoro Coleman Gets First Win on Sidelines as Clemson Downs Furman 62-53

CLEMSON, S.C. - Lady Tiger Basketball coach Itoro Coleman won her first game on the sidelines as Clemson (4-1) held on late for a 62-53 win over Furman (1-2) on Tuesday night. Clemson forced 22 turnovers and held the Paladins to 35.8% shooting, and held their fourth opponent to fewer than 55 points this season.

Coleman had missed the first four games of the season after giving birth to her third child on Nov. 5, but does inherit the 3-1 record prior to her appearance. She has her team off to its best start since 2003-04 at 4-1.

"I thought I was going to be nervous, but I wasn't," said Coleman, a 2000 Clemson graduate. "I was just really excited to be out of the house and be with the team. It was exciting. Furman kept it really close for a long time, but we were able to pull it out at the end."

Senior Sthefany Thomas led all players with 16 points and four steals, and also knocked down her 100th career three-point goal early in the second half. Freshman Kelia Shelton had her best game so far, as she registered a career-high 10 points and nine rebounds, including five on the offensive end.