Women's Basketball ACCtion: Wedneday, December 22

Dec. 22, 2010

Freshmen lead Virginia Tech to 68-54 win over Radford

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Behind the combined effort of freshmen Nia Evans (Decatur, Ga.) and Monet Tellier (Charlotte, N.C.), Virginia Tech was able to recover from a slow start and erase a late six-point first-half deficit and cruise to a 68-54 victory over Radford on Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum.

Evans notched her first career double-double with season-highs of 16 points and 12 rebounds, seven offensive, while also adding a season-high tying three steals in just 23 minutes of work. Tellier, who had just been named ACC Co-Rookie of the Week, continued her strong play with a season-high 17 points, on 7-of-11 from the floor, and a season-high four steals in 25 minutes.

Defense Propels Deacons Past Furman 84-35

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Wake Forest forced 37 Furman turnovers and converted them in 35 points en route to rolling to an 84-35 victory Wednesday night at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

The win was the second-straight for the Deacs, who are now 7-5 on the season while the loss drops Furman to 6-5 on the year.

The 37 turnovers forced by the Deacons were the most by the Paladins in a game this season, topping their previous high of 25. Wake also dominated in the paint, outscoring Furman 52-18 down low.

Senior Brittany Waters led four Demon Deacons in double-figures with 13 points and four rebounds. Sophomore guard Lakevia Boykin scored 12 points and dished out two assists while freshman Erin Hall was 3-of-5 from long range and finished with 11 points. Freshman point guard Chelsea Douglas came off the bench to score 10 points and dish out four assists

Eagles Suffer First Loss of Season, 68-55 at Michigan

(Ann Arbor, Michigan) - The Boston College women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season as the Eagles fell to Michigan, 68-55, in Crisler Arena on Wednesday night. The Eagles are now 11-1, while Michigan improved to 7-5.

BC was led by senior Carolyn Swords with 16 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore Kerri Shields added 15 points. Stefanie Murphy finished with nine points and nine rebounds.

No. 23 Syracuse Downs Clemson in Bahamas Sunshine Shootout

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - The Lady Tigers picked up play in the second half, but a drought in the first half was the difference, as No. 23 Syracuse (9-1) downed Clemson (6-7), 77-58, in the final game of the Bahamas Sunshine Shootout in Nassau, the Bahamas. Senior wing Kirstyn Wright was named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds against two nationally ranked opponents.