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Anderson Leads Tigers Past North Carolina State

January 21, 1999

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Natasha Anderson scored 14 points Thursday as No. 16 Clemson beat North Carolina State 70-58, the Wolfpack’s third straight loss at home for the first time in 25 years.

The loss for N.C. State (9-8, 3-5) was the third in a row to a ranked team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Clemson (15-3, 6-3) led start to finish as Amy Geren scored 11 points, all in the first half. Itoro Umoh added 12 and Erin Batth had 10 for the Tigers.

The Wolfpack was led in scoring by Tynesha Lewis with 19 points.

Summer Erb, averaging an ACC-leading 21.6 points before the game, was held to just one basket and six points in the first half. She finished with 13 points.

Clemson led 35-26 after a frantic but sloppy first half. N.C. State turned the ball over on six of its first 10 possessions and made just four of its first 17 shots before going 4-for-5 in the last 2:49 of the half.

Clemson twice suffered through 0-for-6 shooting droughts, but on 13-for-28 shooting lead by as much as 29-18 early.

Batth scored twice on baseline drives to start an 8-0 run that gave Clemson its biggest lead of the game, 51-37, with 11:55 left to play.

N.C. State never again got closer than 57-48 after Erb converted both ends of a 1-and-1 with 7:40 remaining.