Jan. 16, 2000
DURHAM, N.C. – Rochelle Parent and Georgia Schweitzer both scored 12 points each in leading eighth-ranked Duke to a 60-51 win over Clemson in a women’s Atlantic Coast Conference basketball game at Durham, NC Sunday afternoon.
Clemson was led in scoring by Angie Cossey with 14 points. Cossey was 5-7 from the field and 4-6 from the three-point line.
The 60 points was a season low for the Blue Devils. The Blue Devils scored only 63 points vs. Penn State earlier this season. Clemson shot 18-40 from the field for a .450 mark, the highest by a Duke opponent this season.
Duke has a 16-1 record overall and a 5-0 mark in the ACC. Clemson drops to 11-6 overall, 2-3 in the ACC. The Blue Devils are ranked 11th by the Associated Press poll and eighth by the USA-Today poll.
In the first half, Clemson broke away from a 14-13 lead with 12:56 left to go in the first half. From this point, the Lady Tigers went on a 7-2 run and built a 21-15 advantage. Datishella Byrd hit a three point field goal in this run. Clemson had a 25-19 lead with 3:39 left in the first half as the Lady Tigers’ Chrissy Floyd hit a jump shot. From this point, Duke scored nine unanswered points and took a 28-25 lead at the half as the Blue Devils Peppi Browne hit four free throws in this run.
Duke had a 33-31 lead with 17:29 remaining in the game. The Blue Devils went on a 18-1 run and built a 51-32 lead with 8:22 left to go in the game. In this run, Duke’s Rochelle Parent scored five points in this rally. The Lady Tigers went on a 16-4 run and narrowed the lead to seven, 55-48 with 4:01 remaining in the game as Chrissy Floyd hit a jump shot. Cossey had five points in this Lady Tiger rally.
Duke won the battle of the boards 31-23. Duke was led in rebounding by Rochelle Parent with six boards. Erin Batth led Clemson in rebounding with five. Clemson was troubled by a season-high 21 turnovers. Clemson shot 18-40 from the field for a .450 pct. Duke shot 19-50 from the field for a .380 mark. Duke was 18-24 from the free throw line, while Clemson was 9-14.
“Duke is so well-coached,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “They make very few mistakes. They are good at blocking out and do a great job in giving their team second-chance shots. We turned the ball over too many times today. I was pleased with our effort on defense as we allowed Duke only 60 points on their home court. Duke is basketball smart, and they are a well-coached team. I think the key to today’s game was the difference in the offensive rebounding and the second-chance points.”
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