Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 19

Dec. 19, 2010

No. 24/25 Boston College Beats UNC Wilmington, 85-55

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College women's basketball team improved to 11-0 with an 85-55 victory over non-conference foe North Carolina-Wilmington (7-3) on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum. Senior center Carolyn Swords led four BC players in scoring with 23 points, while sophomore guard Kerri Shields added 18 points.

The Eagles will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to battle the Wolverines on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. The game can be seen on the Big Ten Network.

Swords' also had six rebounds and went 5-for-5 from the free throw line. Senior Stefanie Murphy added 14 points, five rebounds and four assists while freshman Kristen Doherty had a solid all-around game with 12 points, six boards, five assists and six steals. Freshman Katie Zenevitch finished with eight points and a career-high 12 rebounds along with four assists.

Boston College opened up with a 13-2 run the first five minutes and never looked back. BC hit its first five shots in the offensive run while UNC-W was held to 16 percent from the floor. Swords had six points in the first BC run.

No. 10 North Carolina Handles South Carolina, 75-51

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Jessica Breland had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 10 North Carolina to a 75-51 win over South Carolina on Sunday.

The Tar Heels (11-0) got past a shaky first half to remain unbeaten and haven't lost in their annual December trip to Myrtle Beach in nine years.

North Carolina held South Carolina (5-5) to 31.7 percent shooting and below its average of 59 points a game.

Italee Lucas added 16 points and Waltiea Rolle had 14 points and 12 rebounds for North Carolina.

Marah Strickland led the Gamecocks with 18 points, while La'Keisha Sutton added nine points.

South Carolina fell to 3-19 against ranked opponents since Dawn Staley took over three seasons ago and hasn't beaten a top ten team since January 2002.

North Carolina doesn't play another major conference team until the Atlantic Coast Conference season starts. The Tar Heels are trying to make it through the first two months of the season undefeated for the second time in three years.

No. 19/22 Terps Win at Delaware State, 79-49

DOVER, Del. - The No. 19/22 Maryland women's basketball team won at Delaware State 79-49 Sunday afternoon in Memorial Hall. The Terrapins dominated the inside game, outscoring the Hornets 50-14 in the paint.

Four Terrapins scored in double figures. Freshman Alyssa Thomas led with 17, while junior Lynetta Kizer notched her third double-double of the year with 16 points and 10 boards.

Sophomore Tianna Hawkins scored 15 for her third straight game in double figures. Freshman Alicia DeVaughn scored a career-high 13 points, as she went 7-for-11 at the foul line and grabbed seven rebounds. Thomas added seven rebounds as well.

Maryland held a close lead for much of the first half. The Hornets took a one point lead with 2:36 remaining off of a layup by Deanna Harmon. The Terps responded by closing the first half with a 10-point run, sparked by Diandra Tchatchouang's jumper to go up by one. They took a 34-25 lead into the break.

The Terrapins continued their run coming out of halftime. The Hornets did not score until 6:25 into the second half. Over the first eight minutes of the period, Maryland went on a 19-2 run.