Dec. 20, 2001
Clemson, S.C. — Chrissy Floyd scored 21 points to lead five Lady Tigers in double figures, as Clemson defeated Charleston Southern, 68-48, Thursday night in women’s college basketball. The Lady Tigers improved to 7-3 with the victory, while Charleston Southern fell to 5-4. It was Clemson’s fourth straight victory.
Clemson will now break for Christmas. Their next contest will be at Hartford on December 28, as part of a doubleheader with the Clemson men at Norwich, CT. Clemson’s next home game will be December 30th against Florida State.
Clemson jumped out to a 38-23 lead at intermission. Floyd led the way with 12 points in the first half. Clemson was outshot in the first half, 34.2 percent to 41 percent, but the Lady Tigers had eight less turnovers and had a +9 rebound margin at intermission.
The 15-point margin remained 13 minutes into the second half before Clemson broken open the contest with a 10-2 run late in the game. Floyd paced the spurt with five points, including her only three-point goal of the game.
Julie Aderhold had 12 points and seven rebounds to support Floyd, while Marci Glenney and Leah Roper added 11 apiece. It was the second straight double-figure scoring game for Glenney, who had 20 in Clemson’s upset at Penn State just 48 hours earlier. Point guard Krystal Scott added 10 points, four assists and four steals. Tia Andrew keyed the interior defense with five blocked shots, most by a Lady Tiger all season.
Amanda Ekberg, Charleston Southern’s center, led the way with 14 points and eight rebounds. Tamara Ruzic added nine points off the bench. Charleston Southern committed 25 turnovers in suffering the loss. Clemson won the rebound battle 50-35, including a 21-10 advantage on the offensive board.
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