Women's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, November 18
Nov. 18, 2009
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Sophomore Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) led three Cavalier double-digit scorers with a career-high 27 points and the Virginia women's basketball team defeated USC Upstate, 110-63, Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.
Shine finished 10-for-13 from the field and also registered her first career double-double with 11 rebounds. Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) and Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.) added 19 points apiece to lead the all-around effort from the Cavaliers.
Virginia broke the 100-point barrier for the 33rd time in school history, improving to 33-0 all-time in those games. The 110 points scored ties for the sixth-best mark ever and was the highest point total since a 116-63 victory over St. Francis in 2000.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Cetera DeGraffenreid set a good pace for her North Carolina teammates, though they waited half the game before following her lead.
DeGraffenreid had 20 points, eight assists and a career high-tying eight steals to help No. 4 North Carolina beat Coastal Carolina 88-49 on Wednesday night.
She'la White added 16 points for the Tar Heels (2-0), who overcame a sluggish first half in which they trailed 20-19 with 6 minutes to go.
CORAL GABLES - The University of Miami women's basketball team moved to 3-0 on the season as it opened its home schedule with an 88-46 victory over the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at the BankUnited Center on Wednesday night.
Five players scored in double-figures on the evening, led by sophomore guard Riquna Williams who continues to rack up points - scoring 29 against the Wildcats. The Pahokee, Fla. native was recently named the ACC Player of the Week after she opened the season with a 34 point performance at UC Riverside, followed by a 30 point effort at Cal State Bakersfield.
Williams, who hit a school record eight three-pointers on Sunday, added three more in this game and now has 17 so far on the season - far and away more than any other Atlantic Coast Conference player.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest women's basketball team jumped in front of 2009 WNIT Champion South Florida 24-0 and kept up momentum through the game to post a 62-45 win on Wednesday night in Winston-Salem.
Junior Brittany Waters led Wake Forest with 21 points and freshman Sandra Garcia posted a team-high 10 rebounds. Janae Stokes and Jessica Lawson each put up 13 points for the Bulls and Lawson had the game-high 13 rebounds. Wake Forest improves to 2-0 with the win and Bulls stall at 1-2.
Waters scored 10 of Wake Forest's 24 points in the team's opening 24-0 run. Waters also became a force for the Demon Deacon defense, recording three blocks and four steals. The Deacons helped keep the Bulls down by preventing any USF offensive rebounds until the 6:16 mark in the first half.