Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 13
Dec. 13, 2009
ATLANTA - Sophomore Chelsea Regins led the Yellow Jackets with 15 points off the bench as the Georgia Tech women's basketball team (6-2) cruised to an 89-41 victory over Mississippi Valley State (2-4) Sunday afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in the Henry F. McCamish Basketball Complex.
The Yellow Jackets, who had six players score in double figures, finished the game shooting 60 percent from the field. It was first time a Georgia Tech squad topped 60 percent from the field since shooting 63.8 percent against Fairfield on Dec. 30, 1994.
The Yellow Jackets opened the game red-hot from the field, shooting 61.5 percent in the first half to take a 37-24 lead in to the locker room. Junior Deja Foster led Tech with eight points and dished out four of the Jackets 13 first half assists.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The starting backcourt of juniors Cetera DeGraffenreid and Italee Lucas has done a solid job leading No. 11 North Carolina this season. But on Sunday, against upset-minded Gardner-Webb, the duo was absolutely dominant.
DeGraffenreid had 19 points and eight rebounds, while Lucas added 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals in the Tar Heels' 81-65 victory. It was scheduled to be the final game for UNC (8-1) in its temporary home at the Smith Center this season before the team moves back to refurbished Carmichael Auditorium.
Dominique Hudson had 17 points to lead Gardner-Webb (8-2), which had a school Division-I record eight-game winning streak snapped in the schools' first meeting. Courtney Epps added 16 for the Bulldogs, while Margaret Roundtree added 12 and 6-foot-6 center Sandra Vaitkute 10.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Senior Nikitta Gartrell scored a career-high 23 points to lead NC State in a 74-71 loss to South Carolina Sunday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena.
NC State (6-4) also got double digit efforts from Amber White (13 points), Emili Tasler (career-high 11) and Bonae Holston (10 points). Samone Kennedy's stepback three-pointer sealed the victory with 17 seconds remaining for South Carolina (5-3).
Gartrell drilled a three of her own with one second left, but the Gamecocks inbounded the ball to hold on for the win.
NEW YORK (AP) Junior Stefanie Murphy notched 18 points to lead Boston College (5-5) in a 68-55 loss to No. 6 Baylor at Madison Square Garden.
Murphy shot 8-for-11 from the floor and grabbed four boards, while Carolyn Swords finished with six points and 14 rebounds. Baylor was led by freshman Brittney Griner with 25 points and seven rebounds.
Boston College came out cold to start the game and Baylor responded with a 12-2 run in the first six minutes of play. BC battled back and cut it to nine points when Murphy hit a layup at 6:32 in the game. Swords kept BC close with a bucket at 4:06 and BC was down, 28-19. A foul shot by Ashley Field gave Baylor a 29-19 halftime lead.