Women's Basketball ACCtion: Friday, December 7
Dec. 8, 2007
After enduring two straight close games and a wicked virus that spread throughout the locker room, No. 3 Maryland was in desperate need of an easy win.
Northern Iowa proved to be the ideal foe.
Marissa Coleman had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and four other players scored in double figures for the Terrapins in a 91-37 rout Friday night.
It was a welcome breather for Maryland (12-1), which was coming off a loss to Rutgers and a narrow victory over Middle Tennessee State. In that latter game, coach Brenda Frese was sidelined with a stomach virus and several players operated at less than 100 percent.
Laura Harper had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins, who scored the game's first 13 points, then used an 18-0 run to go up 37-9 with 5:57 left in the first half.
Four Lady Tigers scored in double figures as the Clemson women's basketball team defeated James Madison, 69-60, at Littlejohn Coliseum on Friday night. Sophomore Christy Brown led the Lady Tigers with 11 points, while her classmates Lele Hardy, Morganne Campbell and April Parker each turned in 10-point performances.
The win was Clemson's second straight, putting the team above .500 for the season at 6-5.
Clemson led by as many as 11 in the first half before James Madison caught up at 27-27 with 4:46 remaining. The Dukes were on top for just 1:34 as Kirstyn Wright knocked down a three-pointer from the left wing for a 33-31 Lady Tiger advantage.
Freshman Sthefany Thomas then hit long-range shot to put Clemson ahead by five at the break.