Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 5

Dec. 5, 2010

Stefanie Murphy Leads Boston College Basketball To A 93-80 Victory

Boston College defeated Massachusetts, 93-80, behind 19 points and 16 rebounds from Stefanie Murphy. Jaclyn Thoman added 16 points, while Carolyn Swords added 20 points.

More to come.

Clemson Downs Presbyterian College, 61-49, on Sunday Afternoon

CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson Lady Tigers used an 18-3 run to open the second half to pull away from a scrappy Presbyterian College club for a 61-49 win in Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday. Clemson improves to 6-2 on the season, while the Blue Hose drop to 2-5.

It was the 350th win all-time in Littlejohn for the women's basketball program, who now boasts a 350-138 (.717) record in home contests.

Georgia Tech Pulls Away from Georgia for 69-53 Victory

ATLANTA - Strong performances from Tyaunna Marshall, Alex Montgomery, and Metra Walthour powered the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-4) to a 69-53 win over the 21/22 ranked rival Georgia Lady Bulldogs (6-2) in front of 5,015 fans at Alexander Memorial Coliseum Sunday afternoon. The 16-point margin was the Jackets largest win ever over the in-state rivals.

"The reason we had the opportunity to win the game was because we took care of the ball and played with a lot of poise," head coach MaChelle Joseph said. "When they made a run or made a big play, we didn't let it bother us. We just came back and made shots, made defensive stops. This is a team that is getting better. When more people are scoring, we're a way better basketball team. After these next two weeks, being able to work Danielle Hamilton-Carter more into the mix, I think we're going to be an even better basketball team when we come back in two weeks."

#22 Terps Roll Past Appalachian State, 81-65

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The 22nd-ranked Maryland women's basketball team rolled past Appalachian State 81-65 Sunday afternoon. Junior Lynetta Kizer led the Terrapins (7-1) with her second double-double of the year, while sophomore Diandra Tchatchouang scored a game-high 17 points.

Maryland outscored Appalachian State (6-2) 54-18 in the paint. The Terps outrebounded the Mountaineers 50-37. Maryland's 20 offensive rebounds led to 22 second chance points, as the Mountaineers scored just nine.

Hurricanes Too Much For Cal State Bakersfield

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami women's basketball team won its sixth straight game when it handled Cal State Bakersfield, 86-61, Sunday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.

The Hurricanes relied on the play of its "Big Three" to dispatch Cal State Bakersfield (7-3) as Morgan Stroman, Riquna Williams and Shenise Johnson accounted for 60 of the team's 86 points.

Stroman has elevated her play all season and on Sunday she grabbed a personal-best 16 rebounds to go with her career-high tying 21 points. Johnson scored 15 points and recorded a new career-best with 15 rebounds. Stroman's double-double was the third of the season, while Johnson's was her fourth.

Hokies outlast Winthrop 53-48

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech used an 11-0 run late in the second half to pull away from Winthrop and knock off the Eagles 53-48 in a non-conference game played Sunday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.

With the win, Tech snapped a three-game losing skid and improved to 5-3 on the season. Winthrop, a member of the Big South, fell to 2-5 overall.

USC Shoots Down Wolfpack

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State's Brittany Strachan scored a career-high 22 points, and made 6-of-8 shots from behind the three-point arc, but the effort was not enough in an 84-75 setback to USC Sunday afternoon at Reynolds Coliseum.