Women's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, January 21
Jan. 21, 2009
The 14th-ranked Virginia women’s basketball team, led by 28 points from senior Lyndra Littles, defeated Virginia Tech on the road Wednesday night, 75-69. Monica Wright added 23 points for the Cavaliers, who improved to 15-3 overall and 2-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Littles finished 8-for-16 from the field and had seven rebounds to go with her 28 points. Wright, meanwhile, contributed three steals and seven rebounds in addition to her 23 points. Aisha Mohammed added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Cavaliers.
In the first half, the teams battled back and forth and Virginia Tech (8-10, 0-5 ACC) tied the game at 18-18 on a 3-pointer by Lindsay Biggs at the 10:30 mark. On Virginia’s next possession, Wright broke the tie with a 3-pointer of her own with 9:50 remaining.
The Boston College women's basketball team improved to 15-4 on the season with a 78-50 victory over non-conference foe New Jersey Institute of Technology on Wednesday night in at Conte Forum.
The Eagles were led by Stefanie Murphy with 15 points, while earning career-highs in blocks (4) and steals (5). Junior Mickel Picco added 13 points and four assists, while Carolyn Swords had 14 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore guard LaShaunda Pratt added eight points, five rebounds and two steals off the bench.
Boston College played a sloppy first half throwing the ball away 14 times. The Eagles did shoot 60 percent from the field and went 4-for-4 from the foul line and held a 29-26 lead at the half. BC's defense did hold NJIT to 24 percent shooting from the field.
A 12-2 run to open the second half gave the Eagles a comfortable 41-28 lead. In the Eagles offensive run, Murphy had five points while Picco added seven points.