Clemson, S.C. – Behind double-figures from Daisha Bradford, Amari Robinson and Eno Inyang, Clemson routed High Point, 66-46, to advance to the second round of the WNIT. The Tigers await the Auburn Tigers, who downed Tulane, 73-58, in Auburn, Ala., Friday night.
Clemson made 50 percent of the shots from the floor to outlast High Point’s 31 percent. Bradford led all scorers with 17, including finishing 3-for-5 from beyond the arc with eight rebounds. Robinson followed close behind with 15 points of her own going 7-for-9 from the floor with an additional eight rebounds. Inyang was the lone player from either team to finish with a double-double tacking on 12 points and 10 boards.
Clemson led from the jump, pushing the lead to 12 on three-straight baskets from Inyang. The Tigers took a ten-point lead at the end of the first quarter and stretched it to 19 at the second quarter media timeout. High Point put together a 6-0 run to cut the Clemson lead to 10, but Perpignan’s two free throws gave the Tigers a 12-point lead at the half.
The Tigers opened up a 16-point lead in the third and maintained a minimum 12-point advantage with jumpers from Bradford and two from Inyang. Clemson closed out the third with a 14-point margin after Makayla Elmore knocked down the three-pointer. In the fourth, High Point cut into the Tiger’s lead to bring it down to 11. The remainder of the game was dominated by Clemson as Robinson, Bradford, Inyang and Ale’jah Douglas all tallied at least one basket to secure the 66-46 first round win.
Skyler Curran led the Panthers in scoring with 13 points.
The Tigers will now play host to Auburn on Monday night inside Littlejohn Coliseum. General admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased on ClemsonTigers.com.