Women's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, November 26

#8 Terrapins Trounce CSU Bakersfield, 114-83

MIAMI (AP) - A quick turnaround seems to favor No. 8 Maryland, which routed CS-Bakersfield 114-83 on Saturday with its largest margin of victory in nearly six years.

Laurin Mincy scored 23 points to lead the Terrapins, who beat Florida International on Friday night in the first two games in the last 24 hours.

The margin of victory was Maryland's largest since a 118-59 rout of Appalachian State on Dec. 1, 2005.

The Terrapins (7-0) withstood a run by CS-Bakersfield midway through the first half and outscored the Roadrunners 11-2 in the final 3:54. Tianna Hawkins scored six points in a row during the spurt, and her layup with 5 seconds remaining gave Maryland a 53-41 halftime lead.

Hawkins finished with 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting and had 10 rebounds. Brene Mosley scored all 17 of her points in the second half for the Terrapins (7-0). Six Maryland players finished in double figures.

Maryland was never threatened in the second half as the Terrapins increased their lead to 72-52 on Alyssa Thomas' two free throws with 14:41 remaining.

No. 22 Virginia Defeats Hawaii, 60-43

HONOLULU - Virginia defeated host school Hawaii, 60-43, Saturday (Nov. 26) at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown. The win improved Virginia's record to 5-1 on the season, while Hawaii dropped to 1-5 on the year.

Three Cavaliers scored in double figures for Virginia, led by Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) and Lexie Gerson (Fort Washington, Pa.) with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Gerson came off the bench for UVa and connected on three 3-pointers, which tied a career-high. Franklin led the team with four steals in addition to her team-high 14 points.

Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) was the other Cavalier in double figures for scoring, as she finished with 10 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds.

As a team, Virginia forced 23 Hawaii turnovers and scored 25 points off those turnovers.

Virginia led, 31-21, at halftime.

Notre Dame Slips Past Duke 56-54

FREEPORT, Bahamas -- Natalie Novosel banked in a shot from the foul line with under a second left to lift Notre Dame (No. 3 ESPN/USA Today, No. 4 AP) to a 56-54 win over Duke (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) in the Junkanoo Jam final on Saturday night.

Skylar Diggins scored 19 points and Novosel had 15 for the Irish (5-1), who rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit.

Freshman Elizabeth Williams had 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks for Duke (4-1).

Trailing 54-51 with 1:35 left, the Irish had three chances to tie the game, but missed three 3-pointers. Kayla McBride got fouled on an offensive rebound and made the first of two free throws to cut the deficit to two.

After Chelsea Gray missed a shot for Duke on the other end, Diggins scored to tie it at 54. Shay Selby missed a shot with 9 seconds left before Novosel's game-winner.

Notre Dame trailed 36-20 at the half, but clamped down on defense. After Haley Peters' layup gave Duke an 18-point lead 45 seconds into the second half, the Blue Devils missed their next 14 shots.

Georgia Tech Drops Overtime Battle To No. 18 Green Bay, 67-62

San Juan, P.R. - The 25th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-2) dropped an overtime thriller to the No. 18 Green Bay Phoenix (5-0), 67-62 in the finale of the 2011 San Juan Shootout in San Juan, Puerto Rico Saturday night.

Senior Sasha Goodlett was 7-of-8 from the field to finish with a game-high 20 points and sophomore Tyaunna Marshall added 19 points, nine rebounds and five steals. Marshall was named to the All-Tournament Team after scoring 15.5 ppg and grabbing 6.5 rpg in two games.

After struggling from the field in their first game in San Juan, the Jackets found their comfort zone in game number two, burning the iron for 29 first half points on 52.2 percent shooting.

Green Bay struck with the first basket of the game, but sophomore Dawnn Maye made a nifty move and converted the finger roll in the lane to get Tech on the board and tie the game 2-2 barely a minute into the contest.

The first half was tight with five ties and five lead changes, but the Jackets were able to extend their lead to seven late in the first half and took a 29-22 lead into the break. Keying Tech's success in the first half was the ability of its pressure defense to force Green Bay turnovers - the Phoenix had 17 miscues in the first half - and convert on the offensive end, scoring 15 points off turnovers in the opening frame.

Minnesota buzzer beater edges Hokies, 65-64

MORAGA, Calif. – Virginia Tech led 64-63 with nine seconds left, but Minnesota drove the ball down the court where the Gophers connected on a jumper in the final second to claim the a 65-64 win on Saturday in the SMC Concord Hilton Tournament.

Monet Tellier drained the front of a pair of free throws for the Hokies to break the tie and give Tech a 64-63 advantage with nine seconds left, but Minnesota drove the ball down the court where Rachel Banham connected on a jumper in the lane to seal the win for UM.

Tech (2-4) was led by trio of guards in double-digits. Monet Tellier tallied 18 points, Aerial Wilson added 13 and Alyssa Fenyn posted 11 points. Freshman Larryqua Hall came off the bench to notch seven points. Tellier also recorded a team-best seven rebounds and handed out five assists, earning a spot on the All-Tournament team.

The two teams were even on the boards with both grabbing 31, but UM pulled down 21 offensive boards resulting in 18 second-chance points. Tech’s bench was productive, scoring 18 points for the Hokies.