Women's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, December 29

Dec. 29, 2010

#18/20 Maryland Tops St. John's, 66-60

The No. 18/20 Maryland women's basketball team topped No. 17/17 St. John's 66-60 to win the annual Terrapin Classic.

Diandra Tchatchouang led with 19 points, 15 in the first half, while Lynetta Kizer broke the 1000-point mark.

The Terrapins opened the game strong defensively. The Red Storm did not notch a field goal until ten minutes into the game. Maryland held St. John's leading scorer Shenneika Smith to 3-for-14 shooting from the field.

Kizer scored 13 points to go over 1,000 in her career for the Terrapins (12-1), who never trailed in their 11th straight victory.

St. John's became the first team to outrebound Maryland this season, 37-35.

The Red Storm made just two of their first 16 field goal attempts but never trailed by any more than seven in the first half. Consecutive 3-pointers by McPherson and Amanda Burakoski tied the game at 20 with 4:31 left.

Virginia Downs ETSU, 83-66, To Claim Marriott Cavalier Classic Championship

The Virginia women's basketball team won its eighth-consecutive Marriott Cavalier Classic, defeating East Tennessee State, 83-66, Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena. Cavalier junior forward Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) was named the tournament's most valuable player after leading UVa with 22 points and seven rebounds vs. the Lady Bucs.

Shine finished 7-for-14 from the field, hit her first-career 3-pointer as time expired in the first half and drained 7-of-9 free throws for her second 20+ point game of the season.

Shine was joined on the all-tournament team by Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.), the freshman guard who netted nine points vs. ETSU in addition to dishing out four assists in an all-around effort.

Virginia Tech takes care of Alcorn State, 87-44

All eleven players who saw action Wednesday night for Virginia Tech scored at least three points to help the team to a third straight win, improve its record to 7-1 at home, and see its largest margin of victory since 2004, as the Hokies capped off the first day of action of the 2010 Hilton Garden Hokie Classic at Cassell Coliseum with an 87-44 victory over Alcorn State.

Shanel Harrison (Jr., Washington, DC) led a quartet of Hokies in double figures with 13 points, adding seven rebounds, while Monet Tellier (Fr., Charlotte, N.C) scored 12 points, her third straight game with at least 10, Nikki Davis (Sr., Lexington, Ky.) finished with 11 points, six assists, and a game-high four steals, and Aerial Wilson (So., Cocoa, Fla.) had 10 points and a career-high eight assists.

After allowing the first basket of the contest, the Hokies used a 15-0 run over a three-minute span to take a double-figure lead. Tellier and Brittany Gordon (Sr., Howard County, Md.) each scored five in the run, as Tellier capped it with her first three of the game.

Five minutes later and ahead 21-7, Virginia Tech used a 13-0 run to build a 27-point advantage with Davis scoring six straight in the stretch.

Wake Forest's Comeback Falls Short As Appalachian State Holds On For A 64-57 Victory

Appalachian State raced out to a 21-point first half lead and Wake Forest was never able to complete the comeback as the Mountaineers held on for a 64-57 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Joel Coliseum.

ASU's Ashlen Dewart and Anna Freeman each had big games to lead the Mountaineers, who made just 7-of-19 shot attempts in the second half but held on for their second-straight victory. Dewart finished with a game-high 25 points while Freeman poured in 21 points and grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds.

Senior forward Brittany Waters led the Demon Deacons with her second double-double of the season, finishing with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Secily Ray and sophomore Lakevia Boykin each finished with eight points while sophomore Mykala Walker played a solid game, notching five points and tying a career-high with seven rebounds.