CLEMSON, S.C. – Four Clemson newcomers scored in double figures as the women’s basketball team took down Georgia College, 68-56, in Littlejohn Coliseum in the team’s final exhibition contest. Shelbie Davenport again led the Tigers with 18 points, while Cha’nelle Perry (12), Francesca Tagliapietra (11) and Tiffany Lewis (10) also scored in double figures.
Clemson held the Bobcats to 20-60 (.333) shooting in the contest and scored 43 points in the first half in the contest. With the game tied at 22-22, Clemson embarked on a 16-1 run behind eight points from Tagliapietra to take a double-digit lead for good.
Georgia College’s leading scorers from a season ago, Shanteona Keys (16.4 ppg in 2013-14) and Enisha Donley (15.4 ppg in 2013-14) were held to just 13 combined points in the contest.
Senior guard Chelsea Lindsay had a strong all-around effort, scoring nine points, pulling down four rebounds, nabbing four steals, and handing out three assists. Freshman Ivy Atkism had a strong post presence, scoring six points and pulling down a team-high 11 rebounds in the contest. No other Tiger had more than five.
The Tigers led for all but 31 seconds in the game and forced 16 turnovers while committing just 12.
Clemson won both of its exhibition games, including a 73-36 win over Queens University last Sunday, in the preseason. Davenport, Lewis and Perry each scored in double-figures in both games. The season opens up on Friday at 12 p.m. as the Tigers host UNCG in Littlejohn Coliseum.
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