Feb. 13, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. – Terah James scored 16 points, while Kaayla Chones added 13 points and 13 rebounds in leading eighth-ranked N.C. State to a 67-58 win over Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Raleigh, NC Sunday afternoon.
N.C. State is now 20-4 overall, 11-2 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 16-8 overall, 7-5 in league play. N.C. State is ranked eighth in the USA Today poll and 11th in the Associated Press listing. The Wolfpack have won five straight games, while the Lady Tigers’ winning streak of five came to an end.
Clemson was led in scoring by Angie Cossey with a career-high 19 points. Cossey was 7-13 from the field, including 3-8 from the three-point line. Joanie Mungro added eight for the Lady Tigers.
N.C. State won the battle of the boards 39-30. Chones had 13 boards, while Clemson was led in rebounding by Erin Batth with seven. In the first half, N.C. State opened with a 12-2 lead with 12:44 left as Amy Simpson scored four points in this Wolfpack run. From this point, Clemson outscored N.C. State 14-7 and narrowed the lead to 19-16 with 5:32 left to go. Erin Batth scored four points in the Lady Tiger run. Clemson came within two right before the half as Angie Cossey scored a driving layup with five seconds remaining as N.C. State took a 29-27 lead into the lockerroom.
In the second half, Clemson opened the second half on a 9-6 run and took a 36-35 lead with 15:10 left to go. From this point, N.C. State went on a 9-0 run and took a 44-36 lead with 11:30 remaining as Monica Bates had four points in this Wolfpack rally.
N.C. State had a 54-45 lead with 4:40 remaining. Clemson’s Joanie Mungro scored six straight points and Clemson came within three 54-51 with 2:30 remaining. However, N.C. State scored seven unanswered points and took a 61-51 lead with 1:01 left to go in the game.
“N.C. State was more physical than we were tonight,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “The lack of rebounding killed us tonight. They did a great job of keeping us off the boards. We outscored N.C. State from the field, but they outscored us from the free throw line. We did not do a good job containing them on the perimeter. They broke us down on the dribble drive.”
For the game, N.C. State shot 22-48 from the field for a .458 pct. Clemson shot 22-57 from the floor for a .386 pct.
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