Jan. 9, 2003
COLLEGE PARK, MD-Chrissy Floyd scored 20 points and had a season-high nine rebounds in leading Clemson to a 70-59 win in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at College Park, MD Thursday night.
With the win, Clemson is now 10-4 overall, 2-1 in league play. Maryland drops to 7-7 overall, and 1-2 in the ACC. This was Clemson’s first win over Maryland at College Park since the 1999-2000 season.
Floyd finished the game 10-19 from the field and had three assists, one blocked shot and one steal in 37 minutes. Freshman Julie Tally and Lakeia Stokes both finished the game with eight points each for the Lady Tigers. Clemson’s bench came on strong and outscored Maryland’s reserves 27-3.
Maryland was led in scoring by Renneika Razor with 23 point and teammate Delvona Oliver added 22 points. Clemson was led in rebounding by Floyd with nine as the Lady Tigers out rebounded Maryland 40-38.
In the first half, Maryland was ahead 24-22 with 3:01 left. Clemson finished the half with a 10-0 run and took a 32-24 lead into the lockerroom. Floyd scored six points in this Lady Tiger rally.
In the second half, Renneika Razor scored on a layup with 4:07 left in the game to narrow the Clemson lead to 58-56. From this point, Clemson went on a 12-3 run to finish the game. The Lady Tigers’ point guard Kanetra Queen high four free throws in this run.
“Anytime you can get a road win in the ACC you take it and run with it,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “Tonight was a difficult challenge. I am proud of our effort and the win. We were threatened and we responded with great runs in both halves. Chrissy Floyd is a tremendous defensive player and we are certainly glad she is on our team.”
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