Dec. 28, 2001
UNCASVILLE, CT – Chrissy Floyd scored 18 points, and Marci Glenney added 12 in leading Clemson to a 60-46 win over Hartford at the Mohegan Sun Arena. This was the Lady Tigers’ fifth win in a row.
Clemson is now 8-3 on the year, while Hartford falls to 4-6 this season.
Clemson pressured the ball from the opening tip and jumped out to an 11-2 lead after eight minutes. The Hawks responded with a 12-2 run, highlighted by two Bridget Murray three-pointers, to take a 15-13 lead with 6:23 left. The Lady Tigers’ Lakeia Stokes scored the next seven points to give Clemson a five-point lead at 20-15 with 3:47 remaining in the opening stanza. The teams traded baskets the rest of the way and the Tigers went into the break leading, 26-21.
In the second half, the Lady Tigers outscored the Hawks 8-4 early in the second half to open up a 10-point lead. Krystal Scott and Floyd scored 16 of Clemson’s first 20 points of the half. The Lady Tigers’ first double digit led of the game game at 32-22 with 17:30 left to go on a layup by Stokes.
Hartford, which shot just 26.5% for the game, could get no closer than five points the rest of the way, as Clemson shot 48.1% from the field in the second half. It was 40-35, Clemson with 9:44 remaining in the game, then Clemson went on a 6-0 run, four points by Floyd and two by Scott for a 46-35 lead with 7:20 left. Clemson held Hartford to seven field goals in the second half.
The Lady Tigers ended the game on a 20-11 run and Clemson built it largest lead of the game, 58-39 with 1:03 left to go in the game. Senior Janeka Lopp (Downingtown, PA) led the Hawks with 13 points and six rebounds. Clemson outrebounded Hartford 42-35. Glenney led the way for the Lady Tigers with six rebounds. At least six Lady Tigers had four or more rebounds in tonight’s game.
Clemson will play host to Florida State Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum in the Lady Tigers’ next action.
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