Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, November 26

Nov. 26, 2010


Boston College Earns An 85-46 Victory Over Seton Hall

Grand Bahamas - Boston College improved to 5-0 with an 85-46 victory over Big East opponent Seton Hall in the first game of the Junkanoo Jam on Friday afternoon. BC will play Sacred Heart on Saturday.

The Eagles were led by sophomore Kerri Shields with 19 points, senior Carolyn Swords with 17 and freshman Kristen Doherty added 16 points. Senior Stefanie Murphy notched 13 points and five rebounds.

No. 14 FSU Handles Pressure, Beats Alabama 68-61 In The Bahamas

FREEPORT, Bahamas (Seminoles.com) – The No. 14 Florida State women’s basketball team beat Alabama, 68-61, Friday night to advance to the championship game of the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island.

With the win, the Seminoles (5-0) will now take on Arizona State Saturday night at 8 p.m. in the title game on the Freeport Division side of the tournament bracket.

FSU earned its win over the Crimson Tide (5-1) despite committing a season-high 30 turnovers. Assistant coach Lance White joked in the pregame that Alabama would pressure the ’Noles the moment they stepped off the team bus and essentially that is what they did.

#23 Terps Win At East Carolina, 76-60

GREENVILLE, N.C. - The 23rd-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (4-1) beat East Carolina (2-3) 76-60 Friday night in the Eighth Annual East Carolina Thanksgiving Tournament. Sophomore Diandra Tchatchouang led the Terps with her first career double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Tchatchouang shot 4-of-6 from the field and was 5-for-7 at the line. Junior Lynetta Kizer led all scorers with 16 points, as she was 5-for-11 and shot 60 percent at the free throw line. Freshman Alyssa Thomas scored 14, 12 coming in the second half.

Hurricanes defeat FAU, 89-48, on the first day of Miami's Thanksgiving tournament

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Before the season started, University of Miami head women's basketball coach Katie Meier would tell anyone that listened about how much Morgan Stroman improved her game in the offseason. Through the season's first five games, it is safe to say Meier knew what she was talking about.

Stroman tied a career-high with 21 points to go along with seven rebounds, four steals and two assists in leading the `Canes to an 89-48 win over FAU Friday night at the 2010 UM Thanksgiving Tournament at the BankUnited Center.

No. 14 Carolina Rolls Past Washington State, 93-55

HONOLULU (AP)--Italee Lucas scored 21 points, Jessica Breland added 19 and Chay Shegog had 18 to help No. 14 North Carolina rout Washington State, 93-55, on Friday in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown quarterfinals.

The Tar Heels trio combined to go 25-of-44 from the field to help the Tar Heels to their fifth straight win in Honolulu. UNC defeated Hawaii in the third-place game in 2002 before winning the tournament in 2006.

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Laura Broomfield added eight points and 10 rebounds for North Carolina (5-0). The Tar Heels held a 62-43 rebounding advantage and outscored the Cougars 62-20 in the paint.

 Wake Forest Opens WBCA Classic With 86-81 Overtime Victory Over Butler

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Freshman Chelsea Douglas and junior Secily Ray combined for 13 of Wake's 15 points in overtime as the Demon Deacons held off a veteran Butler team 86-81 in overtime on the opening day of the WBCA Classic in South Bend, Ind.

The win improves the Deacons to 4-0 on the year while Butler drops to 2-2.

Douglas scored all 15 of her points after halftime. She was also a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line, including 4-of-4 in overtime. Ray finished the game with her first double-double of the year, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Sophomore Sandra Garcia led the Deacs with 20 points and also pulled-down nine boards.

Georgia Tech falls to Tennessee 66-42 in Paradise Jam

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Georgia Tech's first-half offensive woes were too much to overcome as the Jackets fell to 3-4 on the season with a 66-42 loss to the #4/4-ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers (6-0) in each squad's second game of the Reef Division at the 2010 Paradise Jam tournament at the University of the Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center.

NC State Falls to Nevada at Nugget Classic

RENO, Nev. - Thane Robinson's three-pointer from well beyond the arc proved to be the game-winning shot for Nevada in a 74-70 win over NC State in the opening game of the Nugget Classic Friday afternoon from Lawlor Events Center.

Virginia Falls To No. 10 West Virginia, 57-43

ST. THOMAS, USVI - Tenth-ranked West Virginia opened the second half on a 9-0 run that broke open a one-point game and went on to defeat Virginia, 57-43, at the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) was the Cavaliers' high scorer with 12 points and added eight rebounds.

Virginia's record goes to 3-3 with the loss while the Mountaineers remained undefeated and improved to 5-0 on the season.

#20 Iowa defeats Virginia Tech, 72-43

PLAYA del CARMEN, MEXICO – Two big runs fueled by three-point shooting were the difference in No. 20 Iowa’s 72-43 win over Virginia Tech in the Caribbean Challenge. The event was played in the Soul Ballroom of the Aventura Spa and Cove Palace.

Tech (4-2), which was hit with 13 three-point baskets on Thursday in a 73-65 loss to Florida Gulf Coast, saw the Hawkeyes nail a school-record 12 treys in Friday’s contest. In the two games, the Hokies allowed 25 baskets from behind the arc while hitting only five.