Women's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, December 4

Dec. 4, 2010

'Noles Get Back on Track With 68-48 Win at Western Carolina

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Three Seminoles scored in double figures and all 11 student-athletes participated as the No. 14 Florida State women's basketball team defeated Western Carolina, 68-48, in Cullowhee, NC, Saturday afternoon.

The road win comes on the heels of FSU's (7-1) first loss of the season; a 72-64 setback at the hands of Michigan State on Wednesday.

Redshirt sophomore Alexa Deluzio led the way for the Seminoles with 12 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals. Senior Courtney contributed to the winning effort with 11 points of her own and five rebounds while nursing a sore left ankle.

Junior forward Cierra Bravard added 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks despite foul issues.

The 'Noles led 46-42 eight minutes into the second half but never could seem to shake the pesky Catamounts (1-5). That all changed with 11:13 left on the game clock when Bravard splashed back-to-back free throws and FSU closed out the matchup with a 20-2 run.

Virginia Outlasts Drexel, 63-54

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Junior forward Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds and the Virginia women's basketball team held on to defeat Drexel, 63-54, Saturday night at John Paul Jones Arena.

With the win, UVa improved to 5-4 on the year and dealt Drexel (5-1) its first loss of the season. The Dragons were previously off to their best start in school history.

Shine finished 8-for-14 from the field and added two blocks and two steals in an outstanding all-around effort. Sophomore center Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.) contributed nine points and eight rebounds from the other frontcourt position, while guards Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) and Whitny Edwards (Charlotte, N.C.) chipped in nine points apiece off the bench.

Drexel took a 17-15 lead on a 3-pointer by Kamile Nacickaite with 9:47 left in the first half. Over the next five minutes and 39 seconds, Virgina held the Dragons scoreless and eventually ended the half on a 13-3 run. The 'Hoos led, 28-20, at halftime.

Georgetown Takes 64-49 Victory Over Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest built an early lead but No. 12 Georgetown withstood the run and would pull-out a 64-49 victory Saturday night at the Joel Coliseum.

The win improves the Hoyas to 7-1 on the season while the Deacons fall to 5-3.

Wake built an 18-9 lead ten minutes into the game but shot just 21 percent over the rest of the contest. The sluggish shooting could be attributed to Georgetown's defensive pressure which forced 22 Demon Deacon turnovers and turned those into 27 points.

GU's Sugar Rodgers led the way with a game-high 20 points. She was 6-of-10 from the floor and a perfect 5-of-5 from the foul line. Forward Tia Magee and guard Monica McNutt each chipped-in with 12 points.

Wake was led by sophomore Lakevia Boykin who scored 16 points while dishing out four assists and grabbing four rebounds. Sophomore Sandra Garcia recorded her first double-double of the season, scoring 10 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Senior Brittany Waters was 4-of-8 from beyond the arc and finished with 14 points.