Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, November 25
Nov. 25, 2012
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Chelsea Gray scored a season-high 22 points, freshman Alexis Jones had a breakout game with a career-high 14, and No. 4 Duke routed Xavier 82-59 on Sunday.
Elizabeth Williams added 16 points and Haley Peters had 13 for the Blue Devils (4-0), who came in with five players averaging double figures.
Against Xavier's smaller starters, Duke shot a season-high 59 percent, including 66 percent during a 44-point first half.
After breaking the game open with a 29-4 run in the first half against Valparaiso on Wednesday, the Blue Devils strung together a similar early spurt against the Musketeers (3-2). Duke outscored Xavier 19-2 and held the Musketeers scoreless for almost five minutes.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Behind a season-high 19 points from junior Monet Tellier and a strong defensive effort, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team defeated the visiting George Washington Colonials, 50-31, in non-conference action at Cassell Coliseum Sunday afternoon.
The victory marked the second straight for the Hokies at home as they have already equaled their home-win total from last season with two and the game also started a home stand that will see Tech play eight of nine in Blacksburg.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Waltiea Rolle had 19 points and nine rebounds and No. 25 North Carolina shot 54 percent from the field as the Tar Heels ran past UNC Asheville, 101-42, Sunday afternoon at Carmichael Arena. Megan Buckland added 17 off the bench for UNC, who will host No. 16 Ohio State Wednesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Xylina McDaniel finished with 11 points and eight boards in just 14 minutes, while Tierra Ruffin-Pratt just missed a double-double with 10 points and eight assists.
A Buckland 2 capped a 15-3 run to open the game before the Bulldogs (1-4) strung together seven straight. But a pair of Buckland 3s and buckets by Rolle and Danielle Butts pushed the Tar Heel advantage back out to 15 at 25-10.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - NC State lost 76-72 to Northern Iowa in the final game of the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout Sunday at South Point Arena.