Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 18
Jan. 18, 2009
Jacinta Monroe had 15 points, 10 rebounds, and a school record nine blocks to help Florida State extend its winning streak to seven games with a 59-49 victory over No. 24 Georgia Tech on Sunday.
Trailing 46-45, Courtney Ward keyed a closing 14-3 closing run for the Seminoles (16-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). She scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half and dished out a career-high nine assists as Florida State equaled its best start in conference play.
Alex Montgomery led the Yellow Jackets (13-4, 1-2) with 14 points and Jacqua Williams added 12.
Kristi Toliver scored a season-high 29 points, hitting a career-best eight 3-pointers, and Maryland (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) beat Virginia Tech 96-79 Sunday.
Marissa Coleman added 21 points for the Terrapins (15-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have won four in a row against the Hokies (8-9, 0-4). Anjale Barrett scored 14 points, and Lynetta Kizer and Demauria Liles had 12 points and 12 rebounds each for Maryland.
Lindsay Biggs scored a career-high 25 points and Utahya Dye added 20 for Virginia Tech, which has dropped four straight games and five of six overall.
Clemson junior Lele Hardy knocked down nine free throws including six in the final 1:57, and the Lady Tigers came away with a 64-60 win at Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon. Hardy scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half as Clemson erased a halftime deficit to post the victory for the seventh time this season.
The Lady Tigers scored their final 11 points from the foul line with Tasha Taylor converting three and Christy Brown adding a pair to go along with Hardy's six.
Alex Tchangoue led all scorers with 24 points and 12 added 12 rebounds for a double-double. Corinne Groves also posted double figures for the Deacs with 12.
The Boston College women's basketball team (14-4, 3-1 ACC) continued its home win streak dating back to December 9, 2008, defeating the Miami Hurricanes (10-8, 0-4 ACC), 62-54, at Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon.
Boston College was led by junior Mickel Picco, who went 4-5 shooting in the second half to total a team-high 14 points. Super sophomores Carolyn Swords and Stefanie Murphy also tallied double digits in the Eagles' victory. Murphy scored eight of her 12 points in the second half and brought down a team-high nine rebounds. She was also a perfect 6-6 in free throw attempts. Swords added 10 points on 5-8 shooting and contributed six rebounds.