Dec. 28, 2000
CLEMSON, SC–Chrissy Floyd scored 20 points and Erin Batth added 19 points and 12 rebounds in leading 20th-ranked Clemson to a 73-63 win over Wofford in a women’s collegiate basketball game at Clemson, SC Thursday.
With the win, Clemson is 9-2 overall, while Wofford falls to 4-5 this season.
Floyd finished the game 9-12 from the field, including 2-3 from the three-point line. She also had three assists and two steals in 27 minutes of play. Other Clemson players in double figures included Krystal Scott with 12 and Marci Glenney with 10. Scott played the point guard position for the Lady Tigers tonight and she committed 0 turnovers in 38 minutes of play. She had also had four steals.
Clemson was leading 26-20 midway in the first half with 9:06 remaining. Wofford scored six unanswered points and tied the scored 26-26 with 7:12 remaining. Pheobe Clark scored four points in this run. Wofford took a 33-30 lead with 3:14 remaining as Jenny Nett hit a three-point shot. Wofford extended its lead 37-31 as Nett hit a pair of free throws.
The Lady Tigers tied the score 37-37 before intermission as Krystal Scott hit two free throws with 21.4 seconds left.
Clemson opened the second half with a 16-6 run and took a 53-43 advantage in the first six minutes of play as Floyd keyed the rally with eight points.
However, Wofford came back and outscored the Lady Tigers 15-4 to take a 58-57 lead with 8:18 remaining in the game. This would be the last lead for Wofford.
From this point, Clemson scored 13 unanswered points to take a 70-58 lead with 1:34 left in the game as Krystal Scott scored five points in this Lady Tiger run.
Wofford shot 25-48 from the field for a .521 pct. for the game, while Clemson was 25-63 from the floor for a .397 figure. Wofford won the battle of the boards 37-36, but Clemson pulled down 21 offensive boards compared to the Terriers’ 10. Wofford also had 26 turnovers as Clemson had 10.
“I thought that Chrissy Floyds’ offense was a mainstay in tonight’s win,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “She hit 20 points for us again tonight. She had 23 points against Auburn last week. She is shooting the ball well. (She is 16-24 from the field in the last two games). I thought Andrea Gaines made a big difference as she made key steals and grabbed key rebounds for us tonight. Her steals allowed us to generate our fast break offense. She really came off the bench and gave us a spark.
“I am also happy with the way Krystal Scott played as she committed 0 turnovers in 38 minutes of play. I give Wofford a lot of credit. They executed well and gave a great effort. They are a well-coached team.”
Clemson will play at Winthrop on Saturday, December 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action.
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