Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, November 28

Nov. 28, 2010

Lady Tiger Defense Stifles in 66-44 Win Over South Carolina State

CLEMSON, S.C. - The Clemson Lady Tigers held their fifth opponent in six games to fewer than 60 points in a 66-44 win over South Carolina State on Sunday afternoon in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers improved to 5-1 for the first time since 2003-04, and only the second time since the 1999-2000 season.

"We're still learning how to play hard," said Head Coach Itoro Coleman, who was on the sidelines for the second time this season. "We're still learning how to compete. I am proud of this team because in the first half, we didn't play so well. We had some unforced turnovers and were missing a lot of layups. In the second half, I felt like we came out with a little bit more intensity and were able to make the shots that we were supposed to make in the first half."

Senior Sthefany Thomas had 18 points on 6-11 shooting and tied a career-high with five three-pointers and seven rebounds in the win. Five-foot-seven guard Kelia Shelton led all players with 13 rebounds.

Clemson held the Lady Bulldogs to 27.9% shooting and outrebounded them by a 60-34 margin in the contest. Junior center Shaniqua Pauldo had 11 points and eight rebounds, and senior Kirstyn Wright had 10 points, seven assists, and four rebounds.

No. 14 Tar Heels Dominate Hawaii, 91-57

HONOLULU (AP) - Jessica Breland scored 19 points, Italee Lucas added 15 and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 14 as No. 14 North Carolina routed Hawaii 91-57 on Sunday night in the final of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

Breland, Chay Shegog and Laura Broomfield each had seven rebounds for the Tar Heels, who held a 48-31 advantage on the boards. North Carolina had 24 offensive rebounds and led Hawaii 28-6 in second-chance points.

Wake Forest Takes Down IUPUI 63-33 in Final Game of WBCA Classic

SOUTH BEND, IND. - Behind a solid defensive effort that held IUPUI to just 18.9 percent shooting from the field, Wake Forest defeated the Jaguars 63-33 in their third and final game of the WBCA Classic on Sunday afternoon at Notre Dame's Purcell Pavilion.

IUPUI falls to 1-5 on the year while the Deacs improve to 5-1.

Senior Brittany Waters and freshman Chelsea Douglas each scored 13 points on the afternoon to lead all scorers. Three players tied for game-high rebounding honors, as Wake Forest's Secily Ray and IUPUI's Kerah Nelson and Janna Eichelberger collected 11 boards apiece.

Wake Forest raced out to an 11-2 lead after a three pointer by Douglas just four minutes into the game.

IUPUI's Clara Mitchell knocked down a jumper with 12:59 remaining to cut the Deacs' lead to 12-5, but that was the last Jaguar field goal until a jumper by Dematria Nunley-Lash at the 4:22 mark stopped the dry spell. During that nine and a half minute stretch, the Deacs scored fourteen points to open up a 26-7 lead.

A lay-up by sophomore Asia Williams gave Wake Forest a 22-point cushion at 31-9, and the Deacs would go on to take a 32-11 advantage to the locker room.