Jan. 24, 2002
CLEMSON, S.C. — Marci Glenney scored 19 points and finished the game with eight rebounds and six steals in leading Clemson to a 62-51 win over N.C. State in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Clemson, SC Thursday night.
Clemson improves to 12-7 overall, 4-4 in the ACC. N.C. State falls to 9-9 overall, 3-4 in league play. The Lady Tigers have won two games in a row.
Glenney finished the game 8-15 from the field, and 2-3 from the free throw line. She also hit a three-point basket and finished with two assists. The Lady Tigers’ Chrissy Floyd had 12 points and finished the game with three steals.
N.C. State’s Kaayla Chones finished the game with 22 points and a game-high 15 rebounds, and she was also 10-15 from the field.
Clemson had a 26-23 lead at the half after building an eight-point lead earlier in the game. N.C. State narrowed the Lady Tiger advantage to three points, 38-35, with 11:59 left to go in the game as Kendra Bell hit a field goal for the Wolfpack. From this point, Clemson went on a 21-6 run and the Lady Tigers built its largest lead of the game of18 points (59-41) with 2:35 left to go. Glenney was a key in this rally with six points.
For the game, Clemson shot 25-62 from the field for a .403 mark. N.C. State shot 21-52 from the floor for a .404 mark. Clemson won the battle of the boards 39-38. The Lady Tigers also had 13 rebounds to N.C. State’s eight.
“Our defensive pressure, our trapping defense, and offensive rebounds were the keys to tonight’s win,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. Although Glenney was our leading scorer tonight, I am pleased with her defensive effort and rebounding. This was a big week for us and the challenge for us now is, if we can carry our intensity and momentum on the road.”
Clemson will play at Georgia Tech Saturday night in Atlanta, GA at 7:00 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action.
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