Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 17
Jan. 17, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -Chay Shegog scored 17 points, while Italee Lucas bounced back from a scoreless first half to help 10th-ranked North Carolina beat Maryland 75-64 on Sunday night.
Lucas finished with 12 points for the Tar Heels (14-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who took advantage of repeated turnovers by the Terrapins to take control in the final 7 1/2 minutes. North Carolina blew most of a 12-point second-half lead before Cetera DeGraffenreid scored back-to-back lay-ups off turnovers to re-claim momentum.
Lucas was 0-for-4 in the first half, but finally got some shots to fall after halftime - including a key 3-pointer after Maryland pulled to 65-60 with about 2 minutes left.
Junior Stefanie Murphy went 11-for-14 from the floor to score a season-high 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Boston College to a 77-51 upset of No. 21 Georgia Tech on Sunday at Conte Forum in an ACC matchup.
Boston College is now 11-7 and 2-1 in the ACC, while the Yellow Jackets dropped to 15-4 and 2-2 in the conference.
Along with Murphy, junior Carolyn Swords (6-for-6 from the floor) and senior Brittanny Johnson (5-for-9) added 12 points apiece for the Eagles. Junior guard Jaclyn Thoman scored five points and handed out a career-high 11 assists. Senior Ayla Brown added six points, three rebounds and three assists. The Eagles shot 61.8 percent in the victory.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Cierra Bravard hit a layup with 11 seconds left and added a free throw with 5.4 seconds to go to give No. 16 Florida State a 74-71 win over North Carolina State on Sunday.
N.C. State (11-7, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) had a chance to tie it, but Christian Hunnicut intercepted a pass at half-court for FSU (16-3, 3-1) to preserve the win.
The Wolfpack tried to tie the game after Bravard's basket, but Amber White was called for an offensive foul on her drive to the hoop with six seconds remaining. Bravard's go-ahead layup gave Florida State its first lead since midway through the first half.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Secily Ray scored 16 points and Brittany Waters added 14 to lead Wake Forest to a 67-64 win over No. 25 Miami on Sunday at the Joel Coliseum.
Wake (11-7, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended a two-game slide, collecting its first win over a ranked team since a 53-46 win over then-No. 10 Texas A&M on Nov. 23, 2007. Shenise Johnson scored 19 points, Riquna Williams added 17 and Diane Barnes 10 for Miami.
The Hurricanes (13-4, 1-2), ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since Feb. 23, 2004, have lost two straight since beating Florida State 78-71 on Jan. 10.