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Dec. 15, 2010
The No. 14 Florida State women’s basketball team extended its winning streak against UCF to 11 consecutive games with a 69-51 victory Wednesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The Seminoles (9-1) are now 15-2 all-time against the in-state Knights (4-5) and still have never lost to the Orlando team during FSU head coach Sue Semrau’s 14-year tenure.
Junior forward Cierra Bravard led all FSU players as she posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Redshirt sophomore guard Alexa Deluzio also reached the double-digit mark on the score sheet with 11 points.
Freshman phenom Natasha Howard contributed eight points, five rebounds and two blocks while redshirt sophomore forward Chasity Clayton also posted eight points and four rebounds.
Senior guard Christian Hunnicutt, who Semrau praised in the postgame press conference for her unselfish hustle plays all season long, scored just two points but nabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists.
Despite trailing by as many as 17 in the second half, Clemson had the ball with fewer than 20 seconds and a chance to win the game. In the end, The Lady Tigers’ three-point attempt fell just short, dropping Clemson (6-4) to a 67-64 defeat to UAB (6-3) in Birmingham on Wednesday night.
Clemson will play next on Saturday at 2:00 pm against Oakland in Littlejohn coliseum, before heading to the Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout for a pair of top-25 showdowns with #2/#3 Baylor and #24 Syracuse.
Kirstyn Wright led Clemson with 17 points, while Lindsey Mason had a season-high 11 points, with nine coming in the second half. Freshman Chancie Dunn had a career-high seven points, all in the second half, and Sthefany Thomas had eight in the second half as the Tigers cut a 17-point deficit all the way to two with 21.2 seconds to go.
Clemson won the battle on the boards, 42-34, and pulled down 25 on the offensive end, converting for 22 second-chance points. The Tiger bench also had a season-high 36 points.