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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Seven Demon Deacon scored at least eight points as Wake Forest snapped a five-game losing streak with a 77-57 victory over Charleston Southern Saturday afternoon at the Joel Coliseum.
The Deacons improve to 3-5 on the season while CSU drops to 3-3.
Senior Asia Williams led the way for the Deacs with 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. Chelsea Douglas scored 10 points and dished-out six of the Deacons' 21 assists.
Junior Lindsy Wright had a solid game with eight points and a season-high nine rebounds while sophomore Dearica Hamby followed her career-night at Illinois with nine points and six rebounds on Saturday. Fellow sophomore Millesa Calicott had a career-game against the Buccaneers as she scored nine points, dished-out four assists, had four steals and played 23 minutes, all career-highs.
BLACKSBURG - Behind its strong guard play, Virginia Tech knocked off its third straight opponent in seven days, dispatching Longwood, 73-58, on Saturday evening at Cassell Coliseum, as senior Alyssa Fenyn, junior Monet Tellier and freshman Lauren Evans combined for 40 points, 25 assists and 14 rebounds.
Fenyn scored a career-high tying 17 points to go along with seven assists and four rebounds, while Tellier had 13 points, eight assists and seven boards in just 23 minutes of play, and Evans notched her first double-double with 10 points and 10 assists.
"I'm proud of our team, three games in a week, plus missing some kids and everyone walking out of the building wasn't an easy thing for them, but we made enough plays to get a win," Tech head coach Dennis Wolff said, with a reference to a packed Cassell just 30 minutes prior watching the men's team's dramtic victory over nationally-ranked Oklahoma State.
"I told the team today, I don't know when the last week that a Virginia Tech women's basketball team won three games in a week, and one being a Big Ten game. So, this is good for us."