Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, December 18
Dec. 18, 2008
No. 25 Yellow Jackets Sting Winthrop, 65-27
Montgomery finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best seven steals to pace the Yellow Jackets (9-2) on a record-setting evening. Tech held the Eagles to a school-record low of 27 points and forced Winthrop into shooting only 24 percent from the field.
Williams scored 13 points from the field and registered six steals for Tech. Brigitte Ardossi added six points, six rebounds and three steals in the win.
The Yellow Jackets shot a blistering 71 percent from the field in the first half to take a 37-14 lead into the locker room. The Jackets finished 15-of-21 on field-goal attempts and registered the second-best percentage for a half in school history
No. 15 Virginia Downs Monmouth, 73-45
Wright scored at least 20 points for the fifth-straight game, while first-year Chelsea Shine scored 14 points, hauled down seven rebounds and blocked four shots in her first-career start. Littles, who missed games during the fall semester for academic reasons, saw the first action of her senior season and was 8-for-14 from the field with three steals and a block to go along with 17 points.
Virginia (8-2) never trailed in the first half, and held a 9-6 lead at the 14:14 mark, when Littles checked in for the first time. She hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at 13:15, giving the Cavaliers’ a 14-6 lead and her first points of the 2008-09 season.
Florida State Opens Caribbean Classic With 75-32 Win Over Northern Colorado
The Seminoles (9-2) will have an extra reason to enjoy the sunny weather after a performance against the Bears (4-5) that was highlighted by the best 20 minutes of defensive basketball played by the team all season long.
Three FSU players scored in double figures as Cierra Bravard led the way with her first career double-double. To go along with her 13 points, she secured a career-high 12 rebounds.
Junior forward Jacinta Monroe added 14 points and six rebounds and senior guard Tanae Davis-Cain posted 10 points and five rebounds as the other two Seminoles to reach double figures.
Second-Half Push Carries Miami Past UCF
The Hurricane's foul shooting has been a thorn in their side all season, as they came into the contest with only a 58.1 shooting percentage from the line. However, against the Knights, Miami hit 16 of 21 from the charity stripe, including seven in the game's final six minutes, to seal the team's seventh victory of the season.
After making her season-debut a game ago against Binghamton, sophomore Epiphany Woodson scored 13 points and was a catalyst for Miami. Shenise Johnson led her team with 15 points and was one of three Hurricanes with six rebounds. Latoya Drake and Lamese James were the other players to grab six boards for Miami and each added six points a piece.
Freshman Sylvia Bullock score seven points, her most since the season-opener but she made her presence felt on the defensive end, as she had a game-high three blocks. Also registering quality minutes was junior Ashley Sours. The 6-5 center altered shots in all of her 11 minutes and she added six points and snagged five rebounds as well.