Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, February 12
Feb. 12, 2012
Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) - Duke made the tough shots that Florida State didn't, and that was enough for the fifth-ranked Blue Devils to stay undefeated in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Haley Peters scored 18 points Sunday to lead the Blue Devils over the Seminoles 67-57. And Peters got most them against Florida State's 6-3 Natasha Howard.
The 6-3 Peters shot 8 of 14 despite facing the Seminoles' best post defender.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia women's basketball team won its second-consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference contest, dispatching Clemson 68-36 on Sunday (Feb. 12) afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena.
With the victory, Virginia improved to 18-8 overall and 6-6 in ACC play. The loss dropped Clemson's record to 6-17 and 2-10 in league play.
Senior forward Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) was UVa's leading scorer with 20 points. Shine moved closer to her 1,000th-career point as she now has 986 points over her four-year career. The senior added seven rebounds, three assists and four steals. It was her first 20-point game of the season.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Sasha Goodlett had 13 points to help No. 22 Georgia Tech edge No. 22 North Carolina 56-54 on Sunday.
Metra Walthour added 11 points and Tyaunna Marshall 10 for the Yellow Jackets (18-7, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who earned their first win against a ranked team in eight tries this season.
Laura Broomfield had 15 points and 11 rebounds for North Carolina (17-8, 7-5), which has lost three straight - all to ranked teams.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Stefanie Yderstrom scored a career-high 26 points and Shenise Johnson added 20 to help sixth-ranked Miami rally to beat No. 8 Maryland 76-74 on Sunday.
The Hurricanes (22-3, 11-1) have won 11 straight games since falling to North Carolina by two points on Jan. 2. They remained a game behind Duke for the Atlantic Coast Conference lead.
Trailing 66-60 with 6 minutes left, Miami rallied behind Johnson. The senior preseason All-America's jumper from the corner with 2:07 left gave the Hurricanes their first lead since early in the first half and set up a tense finish.
RALEIGH, N.C. - In front of a sellout crowd on Hoops 4 Hope night at the Reynolds Coliseum, Wake Forest's Chelsea Douglas scored a career-high 21 points to lead Wake Forest to a 70-57 victory over NC State.
The win, which was just the third victory ever for Wake Forest in Raleigh, lifted the Deacs to 15-10 on the year and 5-7 in the ACC. NC State falls to 15-11 and 4-8 in conference.
Douglas was 6-of-12 from the floor, including 2-of-5 from long range, and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. She also finished with six rebounds and four assists. Douglas topped her previous career-high was 20 points in the win over Minnesota earlier this season.