Women's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, November 14
Nov. 15, 2007
Rookie Whitney Hood recorded a double-double and sophomore Lele Hard was just two rebounds shy of a triple-double in helping the Clemson women's basketball team erase a halftime deficit to defeat Duquesne, 80-72, on Wednesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Hood, a native of Meridian, MS, totaled 14 points and 11 rebounds to set personal bests for her young Clemson career. Meanwhile, Hardy set a career high with 10 assists to go along with her 13 points and eight rebounds.
The Lady Tigers (2-1) trailed 42-35 at the break but opened the second half on an 8-1 run, tying the score just 2:20 into the period. With a narrow 52-51 lead, they then scored six unanswered points to take control of the game.
The Virginia Tech women's basketball team paired a 6:41 Winston-Salem State scoring drought with a 31-6 early second-half run to pull away from the Rams by a winning score of 67-43 on Wednesday night at Cassell Coliseum.
Up by just seven at the half against the overmatched opponent from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference - which dressed just eight players for the game, seven of which were freshmen and all of which were 6-feet or under - the Hokies embarked on the scoring binge that saw them go 14-of-21 to build an insurmountable 32-point lead that helped them improve to 2-0 on the young season. It was the Rams' season-opener.
Redshirt-junior Brittany Cook (Narrows, Va.) once again paced the Hokies in scoring with 18 points after tying a career-high with 23 on Sunday, and freshman Andrea Barbour (Charlottesville, Va.) netted 17.
The Boston College women's basketball team fell victim to a hot shooter as Stefanie Gerardt had 20 points, including 15 second half points to help Massachusetts defeat the Eagles, 69-66, at the Mullins Center in a non-conference battle. BC is now 1-1, while UMass is now 2-0. It is the first time in the last six games that UMass has notched a win over Boston College.
Gerardt hit two three-pointers and a 10-foot jumper in the final five minutes of action to lead her team. Her jumper with 51 seconds to play gave UMass a 65-64 lead. A lay-up by Eagles forward Rebecca Miles (12 points, three rebounds) gave BC a 66-65 lead with 37 seconds to play. A defensive breakdown led to Alisha Tatham's bucket and a 67-66 UMass lead with 25 seconds to play.
With 12 seconds to play, BC missed a jumper and fouled Massachusetts forward Pam Rosanio. She stepped up and hit two free throws with 11 seconds to play to seal the win.