Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 4
Jan. 4, 2009
No. 23 Georgia Tech Tops Tulane, 69-52
The senior point guard was 8-for-12 from the floor, including 3-for-4 on 3-pointers, and hit all four of her free throws.
Iasia Hemingway added 15 points for Georgia Tech (12-2), which opens ACC play Thursday against Boston College. The Yellow Jackets' only losses are to No. 1 Connecticut and No. 4 Texas.
Boston College Wins Big in New Year
The Eagles were led by junior Mickel Picco, who scored 27 points behind a 5-for-9 three-point shooting performance. Sophomore Stefanie Murphy tallied her second double-double of the season and 11th of her career, scoring 18 points and providing a season-high 12 rebounds. Sophomore Carolyn Swords continued her double-digit scoring streak, adding 10 points and seven rebounds
In the first half, Boston College jumped to a 21-9 lead behind a 4-for-9 shooting effort by Picco. She put up 17 total points while Murphy added 13 points and nine rebounds. Combined, the two scored 30 of the team's 46 first half points. The Eagles dominated the boards, out-rebounding the Minutewomen 27-15 and took advantage of 10 Massachusetts turnovers.
Boston College shot 50 percent from the field in the half and committed a season-low three turnovers. Massachusetts shot just 17 percent.
South Carolina Pulls Off Stunner Over NC State
Sharnise Beal had given NC State (8-7) the lead with a layup with six seconds left, but after a timeout by the Gamecocks, Adams broke loose from the Wolfpack defense and layed the ball in just before the final horn sounded for the win.
NC State's Shayla Field led all scorers with 19 points, while Beal added 11.