Women's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, December 22
Dec. 22, 2007
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College was down three points to the University of Maine, 36-33, at halftime; but rallied in the second half for a 68-56 point win at Conte Forum in a non-conference game. The Eagles improve their record to 9-3 behind freshman Carolyn Swords third double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) of her collegiate career while the Black Bears fall to 2-9.
The Eagles jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first four minutes behind six points from Stefanie Murphy and four from Victoria Jones. The Black Bears slowly chipped away at the Eagles and at 8:15 in the half, took the lead on a jumper by Colleen Kilmurray. Maine took a 36-33 lead into the locker room behind guard Tanna Ross who had 14 first half points by shooting 4-for-5 from the three-point arc. For BC, Swords and Murphy combed for 15 points and 14 rebounds in the half.
ATLANTA - Alex Montgomery registered her first career double-double to lead the Georgia Tech women's basketball team (10-1) to a 79-67 win over Georgia State (2-7) at the GSU Sports Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Montgomery finished with a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead three Jackets in double figures. The highly-touted freshman dished out a career-high four assists, while also finishing with three steals and three blocks.
"I give Georgia State a lot of credit," head coach MaChelle Joseph said. "I thought they played very hard. Our kids just really persevered and were very tough down the stretch. Alex Montgomery played her best game as a Yellow Jacket."
CLEMSON, SC - Clemson rookie Kirstyn Wright hit four three pointers for 14 points off the bench, but the Lady Tigers suffered a 64-43 loss to in-state rival South Carolina at Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
"We just had a hard time making shots today," said Clemson Head Coach Cristy McKinney. "South Carolina was able to block a lot of shots, and we had some good looks that just didn't fall."
Wright was the only Clemson player in double figures in the game and also tallied three steals against the Gamecocks. Sophomore Morganne Campbell was one steal shy of her career best with five on the afternoon, while Lele Hardy and Whitney Hood pulled down five boards apiece.
"Kirstyn is a very talented player and did really well coming off the bench in the first half," McKinney added. "We are looking for a go-to player right now with Tasha (Taylor) injured. Kirstyn was able to step up and make some shots today."