Women's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, November 16
Nov. 16, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The 21st-ranked Maryland women's basketball team beat New Hampshire, 63-43, Monday night, led by Tianna Hawkins' 15 rebounds and Diandra Tchatchouang's 17 points. Maryland claimed the first meeting between the two teams in over 25 years.
Tchatchouang led all scorers, while Lynetta Kizer added 11 points and six steals. Dara Taylor scored 10 and added five assists in the contest. The Terps (2-0) forced the Wildcats (1-1) into 21 turnovers and out-rebounded them, 58-42.
Maryland jumped out to an early lead, which grew to 12-0 at the first official timeout five minutes into the game. New Hampshire cut the lead to three just before the half. The Terps led 26-20 at the break.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Clemson women's basketball dropped a tough game on the road to the College of Charleston on Monday night, 68-55. Freshman Keyrra Gillespie led the Tigers (1-1)with 13 points and also pulled down seven boards. Lele Hardy had 12 points and 12 rebounds for her second double-double in as many games, and also added four steals.
College of Charleston(1-1) point guard Toni Gerty led all scorers with 22 points, ten by way of free throws. The Tigers struggled with ball control, committing 22 turnovers on the night, but also forced 21 by the Cougars.
The Tigers and Cougars ended the first half tied at 26. The Tigers were only able to shoot 29.0 percent in the half and turned the ball over 12 times, while forcing only ten. Pauldo had eight first-half points, while Gillespie had six points and three boards. Hardy entered the half with four points, including her first three-point goal of the season, six rebounds, and three steals. The Tigers outrebounded the Cougars 28-22 in the half.
RICHCMOND, Va. -- Virginia Tech took great care of the basketball in the season-opening, 77-55, win against Longwood committing only 13 turnovers. However, Monday night’s game at Virginia Commonwealth was the complete opposite as the Hokies committed 24 turnovers in a 72-58 defeat at Verizon Wireless Arena. The season opening victory was the school record 19th consecutive for the Rams while Tech fell to 1-1 on the young season.
The team battled evenly though the first nine minutes of the first half with VCU leading by as many as five points only to see Tech tie the game at 20-20 at the 10:39 mark on a lay up by Abby Ridick (Fr., Roanoke, Va.). Little did the Hokies know they would only connect on one more field goal for the remainder of the half. During the drought, the Tech offense committed 10 turnovers and was only 1-of-8 from the field. Fortunately for the Hokies, the Rams also had scoring troubles and led only 30-24 at the intermission.
Starters Utahye Drye (Sr., Durham, N.C.) and Lindsay Biggs (Sr., Midlothian, Va.) found themselves in early foul trouble and Drye managed only three points while Biggs was held scoreless. Another starter, Nikki Davis (Jr., Lexington, Ky.) was limited to only two points in the opening frame.