Feb. 11, 2006
CLEMSON, SC – The Lady Tiger basketball team will take on Wake Forest on Feb. 12 at 1:00 PM from the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC. Clemson enters Sunday’s match-up with an 8-15 overall record and a 2-7 mark in conference play, while the Demon Deacons are 10-12 overall and 2-8 when facing ACC opponents. The game will televised on the Regional Sports Network with Mike Hogewood and Charlene Curtis. Fans can also follow the action over the radio with Don Munson and Kanetra Queen on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network or by accessing livestats on the Internet at www.clemsontigers.com.
Maxienne White and Amanda Frist have led the Lady Tigers in scoring during the second half of the 2005-06 season. Frist has totaled double digits in nine of Clemson’s last 11 games to bring her season average to 10.3 points per game, while White has posted double-figures in seven of the last eight contests for an 11.2 scoring average. White also leads the Lady Tigers with a 6.9 rebound per game average, and point guard Tasha Taylor is averaging 5.87 assists per game, a mark that ranks her second in the ACC.
Scouting the Demon Deacons The Demon Deacons of Wake Forest have lost their last six games after a thrilling overtime victory over Virginia Tech on Jan. 19. They currently own a 10-12 overall record with a 2-8 mark against ACC opponents.
Cotelia Bond-Young leads three Demon Deacon double-figure scorers with a 17.2 point per game average, which ranks third in the conference. Liz Strunk has a 13.6 scoring average while Deirdre Naughton posts an average of 13.3 points per game. Strunk and Naughton also lead the Wake Forest squad on the boards, as Strunk has a team-best 5.4 rebound per game average and Naughton’s 5.3 ratio ranks second on the team.
Bond-Young has drained 72 three-point field goals during the 2005-06 season, helping the Demon Deacons to average 7.5 threes per game. The mark ranks second in the league for the statistical category.
As a team, Wake Forest averages 68.5 points per game while shooting 38.9% from the field. The Demon Deacons average nearly 10 steals per game and are shooting 71.7% from the free throw line.
The Series Clemson extended its lead over Wake Forest to 41-11 in the series score with a 75-68 victory at Littlejohn Coliseum on Jan. 15. The Lady Tigers also hold a 19-6 advantage in games played on the Demon Deacons’ home court. However, Wake Forest claimed last season’s contest at the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum by an 86-71 margin. Clemson’s last victory in Winston-Salem was during the 2003-04 season when the Lady Tigers defeated the Demon Deacons, 72-55.
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