Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 9
Jan. 9, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - When they needed her most, Chelsea Davis came through with her best performance as Seminole.
Davis scored a career-best 18 points Sunday and the No. 19 Florida State women's basketball stayed undefeated in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 61-51 win at home over Virginia.
A sophomore forward from Delaware, Davis has shown steady signs of her rapid development in year No. 2 in Tallahassee and against the Cavaliers (10-7, 0-2 ACC), that growth took another step. Davis finished the game a perfect 6-for-6 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free throw line despite playing just 14 minutes off the bench in what was a hard fought game until the very end.
CLEMSON, S.C. - The Georgia Tech women's basketball team earned its 11th straight win, setting the single-season school record for most consecutive wins, with a 64-53 victory over the Clemson Lady Tigers at Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, Georgia Tech improves to 14-4 (2-0 ACC) on the season, while Clemson drops to 8-9 (1-1 ACC).
Junior center Sasha Goodlett led four Yellow Jackets in double digits with 15 points, the eighth time this season the Bolton, Miss., native has finished in double figures. She added a game-high eight rebounds. After missing her first four field goal attempts, senior Alex Montgomery rebounded to finish 4-of-9 from the field, including three three-pointers, and 13 points.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The University of Miami women's basketball team won its 15th consecutive game and opened 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time in program history with a 69-56 victory over Virginia Tech Sunday at the Cassell Coliseum.
The Hurricanes were in for a battle early and the reigning ACC Player of the Week, Shenise Johnson was sent to the bench with 6:31 to go in the first half with a pair of fouls and her team trailing 22-19.
After the Hokies' Aerial Wilson hit a three-pointer to extend the lead to 25-19, Miami (16-1, 2-0 ACC) went on a 10-0 run without Johnson and led 29-25. The Hurricanes would never trail again.
When Johnson returned to the court in the second half, she regained her All-ACC form, ending the game with 19 points.
BOSTON (AP) - North Carolina challenged Boston College to hit the 3-pointer. After giving up 14 baskets from beyond the arc, the Tar Heels finally went out to stop them.
Jessica Breland had 18 points and nine rebounds, scoring on a late tip-in after BC cut a 17-point deficit to one and leading No. 8 North Carolina to an 84-83 victory on Sunday.
"They were busting 3s all over the place there," Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell said. "I like to play that way. I love to go up and down the floor. I think that may have been one the reason we blew a 17-point lead. It was fun."
Chay Shegog scored 16 points with eight rebounds and Cetera DeGraffenreid had 10 points, seven steals and six assists. The Tar Heels (15-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were coming off a 71-70 loss to Georgia Tech on Thursday that knocked them from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Kerri Shields scored 18 points on six 3-pointers, and Stefanie Murphy had 14 points and 13 rebounds for BC (13-3, 0-1). The Eagles had a season-high 14 3-pointers, but Carolina denied Shields the ball down the stretch and the Eagles were forced to settle for long, off-balance 3s to try to come back.