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Florida State defeats Clemson 68-61

Jan. 8, 2004

Box Score

CLEMSON, SC-Lauren Bradley scored 15 points and teammate Shante Williams had 14 points and 10 rebounds in leading Florida State to a 68-61 win over Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Clemson, SC Thursday evening.

With the win, Florida State improves to 8-6 overall, and 1-2 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 11-3 overall, and 1-2 in league play.

Bradley was 7-9 from the field and Williams had six assists and five steals for the evening.

Clemson was led in scoring by Lakeia Stokes with 18 points and Julie Talley and Maggie Slosser both had 10 points each. Stokes was 7-12 from the field and had eight rebounds and seven assists and three steals.

In the first half, Clemson took an 18-17 lead with 4:59 left to go as Lacey Shafer hit a bucket from underneath. From this point, Florida State finished the half on a 15-3 run to take a 32-21 lead into the lockerroom at the half. The Seminoles’ Ronalda Pierce scored six points in this run and Williams scored five points and had two assists.

Florida State took its largest lead of the game, 40-23 with 18:25 left to go in the game as Genesis Choice scored on a jumper. The Seminoles maintained at least a seven-point advantage until the 2:32 mark as the Lady Tigers’ Julie Aderhold hit a three pointer to narrow the Florida State lead 58-54.

After a basket by Bradley, Clemson again narrowed the lead to three 60-57, as Julie Talley hit a three-point goal with 2:03 remaining. After a Florida State basket by Choice, the Seminoles had a 62-57 lead with 1:30 left. Two free throws by Clemson’s Slosser narrowed the Seminole lead to 62-59 with 1:14 left.

Choice scored again after she rebounded a missed shot and gave Florida State a 64-59 lead with :51 seconds remaining. After a missed shot by Clemson, Williams hit two free throws to extend the Florida State lead to seven, 66-59 with :29 seconds on the clock.

Florida State shot 26-62 from the field for a .419 pct. Clemson shot 22-61 from the floor for a .361 figure.Florida State outrebounded the Lady Tigers 43-36.

The Lady Tigers will play host to N.C. State on Sunday, January 11, at 2:00 p.m. in Clemson’s next action.