Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, January 13
Jan. 13, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Stefanie Murphy scored 17 points, Carolyn Swords and Jaclyn Thoman each had 13, and Boston College surprised No. 13 Maryland 78-69 on Thursday night.
The Eagles (14-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) opened the second half with an 18-2 run and held on to beat the cold-shooting Terrapins. Boston College has won two in a row against Maryland after losing the first 10 games between the teams.
Lynetta Kizer had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Alyssa Thomas added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Terps (13-3, 0-2). Maryland went 28 for 85 from the floor, including 1 for 20 from 3-point range, and sank only 12 of 28 free throws.
The Terrapins had only 11 turnovers compared to 22 for the Eagles and finished with a 53-45 rebounding advantage. But Maryland's poor shooting was the deciding factor.
ATLANTA - Powered by a tough defense and an efficient offense, Georgia Tech rolled to a team record 12th straight win by beating the Virginia Cavaliers 68-48 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum Thursday afternoon. With the victory, the Jackets improve to 15-4 and 3-0 in conference play, while Virginia drops to 10-8 and 0-3 in the ACC.
With the win, Georgia Tech improves to 3-0 in conference play, only the second time in school history and first since 1992-93 that the Jackets have been perfect through three games.
"First of all I give Virginia a lot of credit because they never stopped playing," head coach MaChelle Joseph said. "We got a 20-point lead and I thought they made a great effort to get back in the game. They went with a four guard lineup and really caused us some problems with our bigs guarding the fourth guard, so we had to make some adjustments."
Tech was led by senior Alex Montgomery who came within one rebound of a double-double and had 14 points. Freshman Tyaunna Marshall scored a game-high 16 points, her seventh consecutive double-figure game. Junior point guard Metra Walthour dished out a career-best nine assists, while Marshall tied her career-high with five helpers.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Sandra Garcia led the way for the Demon Deacons with 17 points as the Wake Forest women's basketball team pulled off a 62-54 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday evening at the Joel Coliseum. The game also marked the 100th career victory for head coach Mike Petersen during his seven year tenure at the helm of the Demon Deacons.
With the win, the Deacons improve to 10-8 and 1-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Hokies drop to 9-8 and 0-3 in the ACC.
Garcia led three Deacons in double-figures with 17 points and five rebounds. Sophomore Lakevia Boykin finished with 12 points and four boards while Waters chipped-in 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds. The Deacs turned in one of their top shooting performances of the season, as they shot 48.9 percent (22-of-45) from the floor and 70 percent from the charity stripe.
Freshman Monet Tellier led the way for the Hokies with a double-double, as she scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Shanel Harrison scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds.