Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 6
Jan. 7, 2008
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Rebecca Miles hit two free throws with 16 seconds to play giving Boston College a 60-59 victory over ACC foe NC State on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum in front of over 3,000 fans. The Eagles snapped a three game losing streak vs. NC State with the victory.
Boston College improved to 13-3 overall and 2-0 in the ACC, while NC State is 12-4 overall and 0-1 in the ACC.
Boston College was led by freshman Stefanie Murphy with 21 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore Mickel Picco and Miles added 11 points apiece. Junior Brittanny Johnson finished with eight points, five rebounds and tied her career-high for assists with seven.
NC State was led by Shayla Fields with 16 points, five assists and four steals, while Sharnise Beal and Khadijah Whittington had 13 points apiece.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Since she came to Florida State five years ago, guard Shante Williams was destined to become the Seminoles' career leader in assists. On Sunday (January 6) she completed that journey as she handed out six assists in Florida State's 67-63 victory over Virginia Tech in the Seminoles' Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
The Seminoles start the conference schedule with a win for the second year in a row and improve to 11-5 overall. The Hokies dropped their second game in a row as they fell to 12-4 overall, 0-2 in the league.
"It feels great to finally get that monkey off my back," Williams said. "Our SID has been telling me game in and game out `Let's do it, let's do it' and I just haven't gotten it done. It feels good to get it done on national television."
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Virginia opened its ACC schedule in impressive fashion, earning a 69-50 victory over Wake Forest Sunday afternoon at Joel Coliseum. The Cavaliers improved to 11-4 (1-0 ACC) on the year and won their fifth game in a row. Second-year guard Monica Wright had a stellar night, finishing with 26 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Enongé Stovall and Aisha Mohammed also scored in double figures for Virginia. Stovall had 10 points and six boards, while Mohammed posted her sixth double-double of the year with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Virginia scored first with back-to-back baskets from Monica Wright and Paulisha Kellum but Wake Forest countered with a 6-0 run to take an early two-point lead at the first official timeout. After baskets by both teams and Wake Forest holding a 8-7 lead, Virginia clamped down on defense and held the Demon Deacons scoreless for the next five minutes while going on a 13-0 run. Up 20-8 at the 7:39 mark, Virginia held its lead for the remainder of the period and had a 28-18 lead at halftime.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland coach Brenda Frese found the Terrapins' win over Clemson thoroughly entertaining.
No surprise there. Maryland won by 64 points.
Laura Harper matched a career high with 27 points, Crystal Langhorne added 25 and No. 5 Maryland beat Clemson 110-46 Sunday, their eighth straight win.
"It was a fun game. The exciting part is seeing where we're at now, where we're getting defensively, getting better and better every game," Frese said.
The 64-point margin of victory matched Maryland's (18-1, 2-0) most lopsided win in 28 years in ACC play -- a 117-53 win over Wake Forest on Jan. 23, 1980. It was their second largest margin of victory ever.