Women's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, January 12
Jan. 12, 2009
Clutch Free Throws By Thomas Preserve Duke Win Over Maryland, 68-65
Joy Cheek had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Chante Black added 13 points and 14 rebounds against a team that always seems to frustrate her for the Blue Devils (14-1, 2-0 ACC).
Marissa Coleman scored 14 points for Maryland (13-3, 1-1), which erased a 13-point deficit and used a 14-4 run fueled by 3-pointers to take its only lead of the second half.
The Terrapins trailed 64-62 in the final minute and milked the clock, but Kristi Toliver's 3-pointer with about 10 seconds left circled the rim and popped out. Thomas hit two free throws with 7.7 seconds left to put Duke up 66-62, before Toliver pulled Maryland within one by hitting a 3 with 2 seconds remaining.
Montgomery, Williams Lead No. 22 Tech Past Miami, 68-50
Montgomery registered her fourth career double-double and third of the season after grabbing 11 rebounds to go with her 18 points. Williams went a career-best 11-of-14 from the free-throw line, including nine-of-10 in the second half, to go with six assists and four steals.
"Jacqua once against stepped up big for us," head coach MaChelle Joseph said. "She knocked down some important free-throws down the stretch. Alex had a huge second half for us. Her two three-pointers early in the second gave us some momentum. Big-time players step up and hit big-time shots."
The Yellow Jackets (13-3, 1-1), who had trailed only two times this season at the half, entered the locker room down 31-27. Tech outrebounded the Hurricanes 16-11 but turned the ball over an unusual 15 times