Women's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, December 31
Dec. 31, 2008
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Chante Black and the Duke Blue Devils proved to be too much for Providence.
Black scored 12 of her 17 points in the second half and Abby Waner added 13 as No. 6 Duke won its ninth straight game, beating Providence 66-49 on Wednesday.
Jasmine Thomas and Karima Christmas scored nine points apiece for the Blue Devils (11-1), who turned back a second-half surge from unranked Providence that cut the lead to one point.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Senior guard Tanae Davis-Cain reached the 1,000-point plateau in her career and the Florida State women's basketball team defeated UCF 82-70 Wednesday afternoon at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
While the Seminoles led by as many as 24 points late in the second half and beat the Knights in a host of different categories, it was Davis-Cain that stole the show.
Already this season the 5-foot-11 guard has become FSU's all-time leader in 3-pointers made and her layup with 5:44 remaining in the contest against UCF pushed her career scoring total to 1,001 points. She becomes the 22nd player in program history to score at least 1,000 points in a career.
Davis-Cain finished the day with a team-high 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting - including a 3-for-5 mark from 3-point range.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Sharnise Beal scored a game-high 23 points to help NC State hold off a pesky Georgetown team for a 61-58 victory Wednesday on the cusp of New Years Eve at Reynolds Coliseum.
On a night when NC State (8-6) struggled mightily from the free throw line (14-for-26) and turned the ball over a season-high tying 22 times, the Pack out rebounded a much bigger Hoyas squad 39-32 and shot 50-percent from the field to earn a third straight win – all coming since head coach Kay Yow has been away from the sidelines due to a low energy level. The Wolfpack’s hall of fame mentor missed her third game in the last nine days.
Coming out of halftime, the Pack led by double digits and controlled play in during the opening 20 minutes. The lead grew to 13, 34-21, after a pair from the free throw line by Shayla Fields (13 points) just over a minute into the second half.