Big Ten/ACC Challenge Women's ACCtion: Wednesday, December 2 #btaccw
Dec. 3, 2009
No. 23 Georgia Tech Defeats Penn State, 64-60
Brigitte Ardossi added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (5-1) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.
Tyra Grant led Penn State (5-2) with 20 points and seven rebounds. Alex Bentley added 12 points but had nine of the Lady Lions' 20 turnovers.
Stefanie Murphy Lifts Women's Basketball Past Iowa, 72-67
The Eagles were led by Stefanie Murphy with 15 points and nine rebounds, while Brittanny Johnson and Mickel Picco each scored 12 points. Carolyn Swords had 11 points and Ayla Brown added six points and 10 rebounds.
BC led at the half, 35-29, behind nine points from both Jaclyn Thoman (five assists) and Carolyn Swords. The Eagles extended the lead to 13 points on a layup by Ayla Brown at 17:13. The game changed when Swords picked up her fifth foul and Iowa started hitting three-pointers. The Hawkeyes hit four three's to tie the game at 51-51 at 12:17.
Illini Second Half Rally Trips Deacons, 65-50
The loss was Wake Forest's first of the year and stalls its record at 6-1. Illinois improved to 7-1 with the win.
Illinois senior center Jenna Smith led both teams in scoring with 27, but Wake Forest junior forward Brittany Waters was just one point behind with 26. Smith and Waters each had the game-high nine rebounds.