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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Sophomore center Lindsy Wright scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed five rebounds as the Wake Forest women's basketball team downed visiting Radford Wednesday afternoon 90-67.
The Demon Deacons win their fifth-straight game and improve to 7-1 on the year. Radford drops their third-straight and is now 4-3 overall.
The win was also the 300th career-victory for Wake Forest head coach Mike Petersen. Petersen now has a career record of 300-237 in this his 18th year as a head coach. He also became the winningest women's basketball head coach in school-history last week in the win over Minnesota.
Wright scored seven of the Deacons' first 11 points and finished the game 7-of-10 from the floor. She also grabbed five rebounds and had a pair of blocks. Fellow center Sandra Garcia also had a solid game, tying Wright with 18 points on a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Senior forward Chelsea Shine recorded her 500th career rebound and was one of three players in double figures as the Virginia women's basketball team rolled past Liberty, 64-38, Wednesday at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers improved to 8-2 on the year while the Flames dropped to 3-5.
Shine, who entered the contest three rebounds shy of the 500 mark, totaled four boards in the game to go along with 10 points and three assists. Junior guard China Crosby hit a career-high four 3-pointers to lead the Cavaliers with 12 points and also accumulated four steals and four assists. Senior guard Ariana Moorer finished with 10 points and three assists while sophomore guard Ataira Franklin chipped in nine points and five rebounds.
Virginia notched a season-best 19 steals and 11 blocks in the winning effort while tying its season-high with 21 assists. The Cavalier defense forced Liberty 33 turnovers.
Virginia shot 40 percent from the field (26-of-65) while limiting the Flames to just 27 percent shooting (12-of-44).
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomores Shayra Brown and Tiffany Ruffin recorded career high points, as Boston College (3-4) pulled away in the second half to defeat UMass (1-7), 80-64, in a back-and-forth battle at Conte Forum on Wednesday evening.
Brown and Ruffin tallied 18 points apiece in the victory. Sophomore Katie Zenevitch was aggressive in the paint for the Eagles, pulling down 10 rebounds in the first half to become the first Eagles to record double-digit rebounds in a half since Carolyn Swords registered 18 against NC State on Jan. 20, 2011. Zenevitch ended the game with 12 rebounds and eight points.
Freshman Joy Caracciolo performed well off the bench, tallying career-bests in points (10) and rebounds (9). Sophomore Kristen Doherty rounded out the double-digit scorers for the Eagles with 10 points.
BC shot just 38.7 percent from the field compared to UMass' 41.8 percent, but the Eagles out-rebounded the Minutewomen, 48-23. BC also controlled the ball well, turning in a season-low eight turnovers. Boston College was strong from the line as well, hitting 28-29 (96.6 percent) free throws.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Chay Shegog had a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds, leading No. 18 North Carolina to a 95-53 victory over Lipscomb on Wednesday night.
It was the senior center's third double-double of the season and the 16th of her career.
The Tar Heels (6-1), who hadn't played since their 103-84 loss at then-No. 16 Penn State last Wednesday, got a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds from Krista Gross for her first double-double of the season.
Freshman Danielle Butts had a season-high 16 points, while Candace Wood added 14 for her first career double-figure game.
UNC used only eight players, as senior forward Laura Broomfield (foot) and freshman guard Shannon Smith (hamstring) rested injuries.