Women's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, November 17
Nov. 17, 2010
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets improved to 2-1 on the season Wednesday night as they defeated the Kennesaw State Owls by a score of 79-60 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The Jackets were led by Chelsea Regins who tied her career-high with 15 points, and by Alex Montgomery with 11 rebounds.
Tech responded in a big way after a close loss in its first road game of the season on Sunday at Old Dominion. The Jackets jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never trailed, and built the lead as large as 28 late in the second half.
The Jackets improve to 6-0 all-time against in-state rival Kennesaw State. Fast break points heavily favored the home team, with Tech scoring 17 points to the Owls' 0. Tech passed the ball well also, accumulating 21 assists.
Italee Lucas scored 16 points while Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 13 and a career-high 14 rebounds to help No. 14 North Carolina beat Robert Morris 76-47 on Wednesday night.
Cetera DeGraffenreid added 12 points, Jessica Breland 11 and Waltiea Rolle 10 for the 2-0 Tar Heels, who have won all four meetings in the series.
The University of Miami women's basketball team fell to No. 21 Nebraska 99-85 at the Devaney Sports Center in front of 4,333 spectators.
The Hurricanes got a strong effort from junior guards Riquna Williams and Shenise Johnson , who led the team with 28 and 26 points respectively.
However, the `Canes couldn't overcome Nebraska's strong shooting performance. The Huskers shot 63.6 percent from the field - 72.7 percent in the second half - and hit eight of 14 three pointers on the night.
NC State Falls 95-84 at Alabama
A career-high 25 points by Marissa Kastanek wasn’t enough as NC State lost its first game of the season, 95-84, at Alabama Wednesday night at Coleman Coliseum.
Alabama (3-0) received a balanced offensive attack with five players in double figures, led by a 22-point, 11-rebound performance by reigning SEC Player of the Week Tierney Jenkins, her third-straight double-double to begin the year.