Women's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, January 5
Jan. 5, 2009
CORAL GABLES, FL - Shaniqua Pauldo scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the second half to lead the Lady Tiger basketball team to victory on Monday night at the BankUnited Center. Clemson erased a 13-point Miami lead in the final nine minutes of the game to post the 74-68 win, its 10th of the year, and open the conference season with a victory.
The Hurricanes held a 41-38 advantage at the break and then opened the second half on a 14-4 run. The Lady Tigers went without a basket for the first five minutes of the period before Pauldo converted a basket in the paint to end the Clemson drought.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tanae Davis-Cain scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half and Florida State rallied to upset No. 3 Texas A&M 60-53 on Monday night.
Davis-Cain and Courtney Ward combined for 10 points as the Seminoles (12-4) ran off 16 straight to take a 56-50 lead with 3:35 remaining. Florida State closed the game with a 20-3 surge.
DURHAM, N.C. — Chante Black scored 15 points and Shay Selby added a career-high 14 to lead No. 5 Duke to its 10th straight victory, 87-52 over Temple on Monday night.
Joy Cheek had 13 points and Jasmine Thomas added 11 for the Blue Devils (12-1), who led 47-22 at halftime.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – No. 15 Virginia used a big second half to put away St. Francis (Pa.) Monday night, 82-66, at John Paul Jones Arena. Monica Wright had 22 points to lead the Cavaliers, who won their eighth-straight game and remained unbeaten at home this season.
The first half featured five lead changes and four ties. St. Francis had its largest lead of the half at the 3:02 mark, when Quinessa Johnson hit a 3-pointer to put the Red Flash up, 32-25.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team cruised to an easy 64-31 victory over Presbyterian College on Monday night at Cassell Coliseum in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
This one was never in doubt, as Tech jumped out to a 24-2 lead and allowed the fewest points to an opponent in program history. The previous low was 33 points, given up to Winston-Salem State on Dec. 28, 2006. With the win, Tech improved to 8-5 on the season, while Presbyterian fell to 2-10.