Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, February 19
Feb. 19, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had a career-high 23 points and 11 rebounds to help North Carolina beat rival NC State 68-59 on Sunday.
Waltiea Rolle added 12 points and Laura Broomfieldhad 13 rebounds for the Tar Heels (19-8, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led by 18 points with just under 5 minutes left.
NC State had split the season series by winning the second meeting with the Tar Heels in each of coach Kellie Harper's first two years, but the Wolfpack couldn't duplicate that success Sunday. North Carolina took its biggest lead, 61-43, on Ruffin-Pratt's layup with 4:57 left.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia women's basketball team defeated in-state and Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia Tech, 66-40, Sunday (Feb. 19) afternoon in Blacksburg, Va.
The Cavaliers improved to 19-9 overall and 7-7 in ACC play. The loss dropped Virginia Tech's record to 7-20 overall and 3-11 in league play.
Senior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) led Virginia with 17 points and connected on a program-best 13-for-13 free throws. The previous high was 12-for-12 by Monica Wright in 2009 and Mimi McKinney in 1997. Moorer also contributed eight rebounds and seven assists.
CLEMSON, S.C. - Wake Forest made a season-high 10 three-pointers and would down Clemson 63-51 Sunday afternoon at Littlejohn Coliseum.
The win lifts the Deacons to 16-11 on the year and 6-8 in the ACC. The loss drops the Tigers to 6-19 overall and 2-12 in the conference.
All 10 Demon Deacons that saw action on Sunday notched their name in the scorebook. Chelsea Douglas made four of Wake Forest's season-high 10 three-pointers and led all scorers with 15 points. Junior Lakevia Boykin had a solid all-around game for Wake as she finished with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.
DULUTH, Ga. - Tyaunna Marshall scored all 13 of her points in the first half as No. 20 Georgia Tech pulled away early for an 85-48 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Boston College on Sunday.
Metra Walthour got all 10 of her points in the first half for the Yellow Jackets (20-7, 10-4), who posted their highest-ever ACC victory total and sixth consecutive 20-win season.
Frida Fogdemark scored all 16 of her points - a career best - in the second half as Georgia Tech was able to substitute liberally after opening up a 35-16 halftime lead against the Eagles (7-20, 2-12). Fogdemark was 4 for 4 on 3-pointers.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Tianna Hawkins scored 19 points, including the tiebreaking basket with 14 seconds left, and No. 8 Maryland defeated fifth-ranked Duke 63-61 Sunday to end the Blue Devils' bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Laurin Mincy had 17 points for the Terrapins (23-5, 10-4). Allysa Thomas grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked a last-second shot by Haley Peters to secure the victory.
Elizabeth Williams scored 19 points and Chelsea Gray had 16 for Duke (22-4, 13-1).
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Riquna Williams scored 24 points and No. 6 Miami moved into a tie atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings by beating Florida State 67-60 Sunday.
Shenise Johnson added 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Hurricanes, who took advantage of 24 turnovers by Florida State. Miami scored 21 points off turnovers to four for the Seminoles.
Florida State (13-15, 5-9) has lost four games in a row for the first time since 2003-04. The Hurricanes swept the season series and earned their 13th consecutive victory.