2009 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament - Game 2 Tournament Notes
March 5, 2009
Wake Forest 59, N.C. State 54
First Half Struggles: N.C. State scored 30 or fewer first-half points in 22 of its final 25 games. games this season. The team’s opening half struggles continued as the Wolfpack only scored 22 points against Wake Forest.
ACC Tournament History: Today’s win gave Wake its first win over N.C. State in ACC Tournament competition. The Wolfpack now hold a 3-1 series record against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament. The last time the two teams squared off in the tournament was in 1991.
Iron Woman: N.C. State senior guard Shayla Fields has now played in 99 consecutive games including 66 consecutive starts. Fields leads the ACC with 38.7 minutes per game, and is scoring 17.5 points per game.
As Cool as the Other Side of the Pillow: Corrine Groves was a stellar shooter, going 8-for-11 from the field, posting 18 points for the Deacons. The senior forward added four rebounds and one steal to Wake’s winning effort.
Crashing the Glass: Wake Forest freshman Secily Ray set a new career best as she recorded 13 rebounds in the win over N.C. State. Her previous career high was 12 boards earlier this season against Duke on Feb. 25 in Winston-Salem.
Record Book Update: Shayla Fields scored 15 points in the contest against Wake Forest moving her to 18th in all-time scoring at N.C. State. The 15 points by Fields was her 11th double-digit scoring performance of the 2008-2009 season.
300-Club: With her assist at 18:05 in the second half, N.C. State guard Shayla Fields joined elite company with 300 career assists. Fields finished the afternoon with two assists, giving her 301 in her career.
Rally Time: Down by eight with 14:59 remaining in the game, N.C. State put together a 9-2 run, getting them within one point of the Demon Deacons with 12:01 to go. Wake Forest immediately followed with a run of their own, stringing together four consecutive buckets for a 9-0 run, pushing the lead back to 10.
Ball Security: The Demon Deacons handled the ball with care, committing only 13 team turnovers. Wake Forest bested their season average by 5.1, as they average 17.1 turnovers a game.