Dec. 30, 1999
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Erin Batth scored a career-high 21 points in leading Clemson to a 61-44 win over East Carolina in a women’s intercollegiate basketball game at Greenville, NC Thursday night.
Batth finished 10-13 from the field and had three steals, two blocked shots, and three steals. She also had four rebounds.
Laurens, S.C. native Chrissy Floyd came off the bench and added 14 points for the Lady Tigers. East Carolina was led in scoring by Rosalyn Canady with a career-high 23 points.
Clemson improves its record to 8-4 overall, while East Carolina falls to 5-6 this season.
In the first half, Clemson jumped to an 18-4 lead with 9:01 left behind Erin Batth 10 points in this run. East Carolina came within eight points of the Clemson lead (22-14) with 3:35 remaining, but the Lady Tigers outscored the Pirates 8-2 to finish the half and Clemson took a 30-16 lead at the intermission.
The Lady Pirates came with eight in the second half, 8-30 with 11:40 remaining as Canady hit a jump shot. From this point, Clemson went on a 17-4 run and took a 55-34 advantage. In this Lady Tiger rally, Floyd scored eight of her 10 second half points.
For the game, Clemson shot 26-56 from the floor for a season-best .464 pct.
East Carolina shot 15-58 from the field for a 259 figure.
The Lady Tigers won the battle of the boards 50-30 behind Datishella Byrd’s nine rebounds.
Clemson’s Andrea Gaines, who is celebrating her 21st birthday today had four assists, and six rebounds. She also finished with two points.
The Lady Tigers now have a 4-0 record over the years when the school’s football team is playing in a bowl game the same day.
Clemson will play at UNC-Asheville Sunday, January 2, at 1:00 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action.
“Erin Batth probably had her best offensive game of her career,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “We got the ball to her and she was able to score. Our intensity tonight was so much better. We did a great job controlling the boards. Chrissy Floyd gave us a spark offensively off the bench. She is very aggressive and makes things happen. In the first half, I thought our defense played great, but we allowed too much penetration. Overall, we had a great effort and showed a great deal of improvement since our last outing. “
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