Nov. 30, 2005
GREENVILLE, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team blocked a record 16 shots in its 82-55 victory over the Furman Paladins on Wednesday night at the Timmons Arena in Greenville, SC. Khaili Sanders had a career-high eight blocks in the game, and Tasha Phillips led the Lady Tigers in scoring for the second straight game with 17 points. With the win, Clemson improved to 2-5 on the year, while Furman fell to 2-2.
Phillips was 7-10 from the field and 3-5 from the three-point line, while collecting six rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots. Lady Tiger Julie Talley hit four three-point shots to total 12 points against the Paladins. Sanders and Tasha Taylor also scored in double-figures for Clemson, posting 10 and 11, respectively. Sanders led the Lady Tigers on the boards as well with nine rebounds and Taylor added seven.
Clemson shot 50% from the field in the game (34-68) and held the Paladins to 30% shooting (18-60).
Chrissy Phelps was Furman’s only double-figure scorer in the contest as she recorded 10 on Wednesday night. Megan Scott and Melynda Gant tied for game-high honors with six rebounds apiece.
Talley’s three-point barrage continued as she hit scored the first six points of the game on two three-pointers for the Lady Tigers. Clemson jumped out to an early lead in the period, holding a 24-19 advantage at the 9:45 mark. Furman’s five-minute scoring draught was ended by Maggie McKennie’s basket at 7:14. The Lady Tigers then held the Paladins to just three field goals the rest of the half. Clemson outscored Furman, 14-10, to end the period with a 38-22 lead, the fewest points Clemson has allowed in a half this season. Phillips led the Lady Tiger squad with eight points and four rebounds at the break.
Clemson went on a 9-0 run to start the second half as Furman failed to score a field goal until the 16:39 mark. The Lady Tigers then went up by 30 points at 63-33 on a basket by Maxienne White, her first points of the night. Clemson held a 30-point advantage for a second time in the contest on a field goal by Amanda Frist as the shot clock neared zero that put the Lady Tigers up, 77-47. Clemson went on to win the game by a score of 82-55 for the team’s second win of the season.
The Lady Tigers will return to Littlejohn Coliseum to play host to the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, Dec. 3. The teams will take to the court at 7:00 PM.
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