Jan. 24, 2010
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Clemson women’s basketball fell to Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon, 63-43, in Winston-Salem. Lindsey Mason had 14 points to lead the Tigers, who drop to 9-12 overall and 0-5 in league play. Clemson will return to action on Friday, Jan. 29 when they take on Boston College in Littlejohn Coliseum at 6:30 pm in a regionally televised contest.
The Tigers struggled offensively, as Wake Forest (12-8, 3-3 ACC) won for only the 14th time in 60 matchups all-time. Cecily Ray had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead all players in scoring and rebounding. Lele Hardy had nine rebounds, giving her 861 in her career, which moves her into fourth in Clemson history.
Freshman Keyrra Gillespie had seven points and tied a career-high with nine rebounds in the effort. Ten players scored for the Tigers, who had 11 players play more than nine minutes, and Clemson’s bench accounted for 27 points. Clemson also hit 12-18 form the line, led by a 4-4 effort from Sthefany Thomas, who had six points, and Mason, who went 4-5 from the stripe.
Wake Forest took a 34-9 lead going into halftime, as Clemson struggled to a 4-25 mark form the floor. However, the Tigers picked it up offensively in the second half, scoring 34 points to only 29 for the Deacons, and shooting 47.8% form the floor and 73.3% from the line. Wake held the edge in second chance points (15-0), which ultimately provided the cushion they needed to win.
The Tigers will play again on Friday when they play host to the Boston College Eagles at 6:30 pm in Littlejohn Coliseum. They will then turn around and play NC State on Sunday the 31st in a doubleheader with the men’s game against Maryland.
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