CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s basketball team defeated North Greenville 67-39 in its first exhibition game of the 2017-18 season on Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum. Ten different Tigers scored in the game, led by junior Danielle Edwards (13) and sophomore Kobi Thornton (12).
The game was close for the first two quarters, with the Tigers holding on to a 26-25 lead at halftime. Clemson opened the second half with a three by redshirt junior Francesca Tagliapietra and a steal and fastbreak layup by Edwards and from there, the Tigers didn’t look back, outscoring North Greenville 41-14 in the second half.
Edwards’ stat line was impressive, as, in addition to the 13 points, she was one assist away from a double-double with nine, while also recording six rebounds and five steals in the contest. Thornton was second in scoring and tied for the team lead in rebounds with six, while junior Sirah Diarra also picked up six rebounds and recorded three blocked shots. Senior Ivy Atkism posted nine points, which included a five-for-five performance from the free-throw line, while Tagliapietra finished the game with eight points.
The Tigers host Belmont Abbey in their second and final exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. The 5 p.m. tip is a change from the originally-announced scheduled time of 2 p.m., as the Clemson men’s team now hosts Tennessee in an exhibition at 12:30 p.m. that day. Admission for both games is free, and fans are encouraged to make donations at the game which will benefit the Salvation Army’s continued hurricane relief efforts in both Florida and Texas.
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