Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, February 3
Feb. 3, 2008
Boston College women's basketball team improved to 17-5 overall and 5-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 70-42 victory over Miami at Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles were led by freshman Carolyn Swords with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Ayla Brown added 13 points and Mickel Picco notched 11 points. Freshman forward Stefanie Murphy added 10 points and nine rebounds, while senior forward Rebecca Miles added six points and five rebounds off the bench.
Miami was led by senior guard Maurita Reid with nine points and six steals and Damisha Moore contributed eight points and five rebounds.
The Eagles went up 14-4 in the first five minutes and never looked back. Boston College shot 70 percent from the field in the first half while holding Miami to just 22 percent. BC led at the half 45-20 as Swords and Murphy combined for 22 points and 10 rebounds.
The second half BC extended its lead 29 points with 6:08 to play when sophomore Mickel Picco hit a three-pointer from the baseline. The Eagles out-scored Miami, 25-22, in the half to capture the victory.
Boston College shot 59 percent from the field for the game and had 24 assists on 32 field goals. The Eagles out-rebounded Miami, 39-27.
Swords finished the game perfect from the floor as she went 8-for-8. Picco finished shooting 5-for-7 from the floor. The Eagles pounded it down low as they scored 42 points in the paint, while Miami only had 18.
CLEMSON, SC - Lady Tiger rookie Kirstyn Wright drained four shots from beyond the arc to lead the Clemson women's basketball team to a 66-46 win over Wake Forest at Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers (10-13, 3-5 ACC) used a 14-0 run midway through the first period to take control of the game, and the first-half lead hit 22 (37-15) on a lay-up by Morganne Campbell with 3:50 remaining in the period.
Campbell finished with 11 points and had five rebounds on the day.
The Clemson advantage grew to as many as 27 in the second period, the widest margin for the team this season, while the Lady Tigers' 20-point victory was tops on the year.
The three-pointers accounted for all 12 of Wright's team-leading points, her second straight game as the Lady Tigers' high scorer. The native of Stone Mountain, GA had 16 at Georgia Tech on Thursday night.
Defensively, Clemson held the Demon Deacons (13-11, 0-9 ACC) to just 34.8-percent shooting from the field and converted 24 points off of Wake Forest turnovers.
Lele Hardy, who is inching closer to the Lady Tiger career top-10 list for steals, had three of Clemson's 10 on the afternoon. She now has 154 in just her sophomore season.
Alex Tchangoue, who played the entire 40 minutes for Wake Forest, led the Deacs with 17 points and eight rebounds.
ATLANTA - Janie Mitchell scored 23 points to lead the Georgia Tech women's basketball team (18-4, 5-3 ACC) past visiting Florida State (14-8, 4-3), 83-73, Sunday afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Tech opened the second half on a 17-2 run and held Florida State to no field goals over the first 8:30 minutes of the second half to open a 61-41 lead. The Seminoles answered with a quick 8-0 run of their own to bring FSU within 12 points. Chioma Nnamaka answered with a jumper at 10:23 and Tech was able to hold for the win.
The Yellow Jackets forced Florida State into 29 turnovers and closed out the game with 17 steals. Jacqua Williams led the way with seven steals, her 11th game of the season in which she has finished with four or more.
Nnamaka scored 20 points and finished with a career-high five steals. Alex Montgomery finished with 17 points and six rebounds and Iasia Hemingway added 14 points and eight boards.
The Seminoles Tanae Davis-Cain came off the bench to score a game-high 28 points before fouling out late in the game.
A three-point play by Hemingway with a second remaining on the clock gave the Jackets a 44-39 advantage entering the locker room. The Seminoles shot a blistering 64.7 percent from the field but Tech knocked down six more shots to help open the halftime lead. The first half alone had nine lead changes and eight times the score was tied.