Women's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, December 30
Dec. 31, 2008
Hanover, New Hampshire - Boston College senior Brittanny Johnson hit a driving layup and Mickel Picco hit four free throws to seal a 62-57 victory over Fairfield and capture the Blue Sky Classic Championship in Hanover, New Hampshire hosted by Dartmouth.
Boston College improved to 10-3 and will play Massachusetts (6-6) on Sunday, Jan. 4 at Conte Forum (2 p.m.). Fairfield is now 6-6 and will host Loyola on Sunday at 1 p.m. Dartmouth beat Wagner in the consolation game.
ATLANTA (AP) -Jacqua Williams led four Georgia Tech players in double figures with 16 points and the No. 23 Yellow Jackets routed Florida A&M 77-42 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
Georgia Tech (11-2) got 13 points from Brigitte Ardossi, 12 from Alex Montgomery and 10 from Deja Foster. Montgomery added 10 rebounds, while Williams had five assists and four steals.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -Kristi Toliver had 24 points and eight assists and No. 14 Maryland beat Mississippi State 80-73 in the finals of the Terrapin Classic. It was the Bulldogs' first defeat of the season.
Demauria Liles and Marah Strickland scored 16 points apiece for the Terrapins (11-2). They have won four straight and 11 of 12.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - As nonconference games go, No. 2 North Carolina's 93-61 thumping of Austin Peay made for a good practice.
"Our practices are pretty intense. We go hard," Tar Heel forward Rashanda McCants said. "It's a lot more fun to play a game than practice."
Playing in an afternoon time slot normally reserved for practices in the Smith Center, the Tar Heels did their best Tuesday to force Austin Peay into a running game. Despite North Carolina forcing 25 turnovers and leading by as much as 87-46 with 5:20 to play, coach Sylvia Hatchell wasn't happy.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – DeWanna Bonner helped No. 9 Auburn win its fourteenth straight by defeating Miami, 68-53, in the UM Holiday Tournament on Tuesday.
Bonner had 18 points and 8 rebounds, Alli Smalley scored 16, and Whitney Boddie had 9 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in the championship game for Auburn (14-0). Boddie, a senior, was also named the tournament MVP.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – A game-winning jumper by tournament MVP Megan Frazee with 49 seconds remaining lifted Liberty University to a 45-43 victory over Virginia Tech in the championship bout of the 19th annual Hokie Hardwood Classic at Cassell Coliseum on Tuesday night.
It was the first time since 1997 that Tech did not win its own tournament, as the Hokies had captured the previous 10 titles. The loss snapped a 21-game winning streak for Tech in the tournament and dropped the Hokies to 7-5 on the season.