Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 9
Dec. 9, 2007
Janie Mitchell scored 19 points to lead the Georgia Tech women's basketball team (7-1) to a 78-50 win over Georgia Southern (3-6) at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
The Yellow Jackets pulled away from the Eagles early in the second half with a 24-11 run over the first nine minutes.
Chioma Nnamaka scored 20 points for the Jackets, the seventh game this season that she has scored in double figures. Jill Ingram added 13 points, six assists and four rebounds off the bench.
With Sunday's 102-42 blowout of Wofford well under way, North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell still wasn't happy.
The fifth-ranked Tar Heels took a 55-18 halftime lead, and Hatchell hoped to switch to a zone defense on the overmatched Terriers in the second half. But the slower pace bothered her, and a turnover and two missed shots made her miserable.
The Tar Heels responded to the timeout with a 13-2 run that gave them a 75-26 lead with 12:30 left.
Cetera DeGraffenreid scored 17 points to lead five players in double figures for the Tar Heels (10-1), who defeated the Terriers for the fifth straight season.
This one they took care of early, running off 32 unanswered points in a 36-2 run that covered nearly 11 minutes in the first half.
Maryland closed a grueling stretch of 14 games in 31 days with one of its most physical challenges.
Not only did the Terps rise to the challenge, they rolled to a blowout.
Kristi Toliver had 15 points and added 11 assists, helping No. 3 Maryland beat Temple 64-46 on Sunday.
Crystal Langhorne added 14 points and six rebounds for the Terrapins (13-1), who jumped to an early 19-4 lead and led by as many as 21 points in the second half.
The Terps now have an 11-day respite from playing - and they might need it after the Owls gave them one of their more physical games of the season.
It was the lowest scoring first half of the season both offensively and defensively for the Terps, who led by as many as 21 points in the second half.
Jasmine Young scored 22 points to lead three East Carolina players in double figures in an 89-82 upset victory over No. 24 NC State in women's basketball action Sunday at Minges Coliseum.
Khadijah Whittington notched her career-high with 26 points for the fourth time this year to pace NC State (8-3). Shayla Fields added 18 points, while Nikitta Gartrell and Amber White each tossed in 10 points for the Wolfpack.
LaCoya Terry and Nicole Days scored 19 and 13 points respectively for ECU (4-5), which had lost 19 straight in the series. It was the Pirates' first win over the Pack since February 7, 1982.
A game that saw 53 fouls called, including a staggering 35 on NC State, ECU went 21-of-28 from the line in the second half that enabled them to build a double-digit lead over the final eight minutes of play.