CLEMSON, S.C. – Two freshmen, Jaia Alexander and Kobi Thornton, were in double figures to lead the Clemson women’s basketball team, but the Tigers fell to Virginia, 69-37, on Thursday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson is now 11-8 (0-6 ACC), while the Cavaliers improve to 13-5 (2-3 ACC).
The Tigers trailed 29-23 at halftime, and Alexander and Thornton were already leading the team in scoring, with 7 and 6 points apiece. Twenty seconds in to the third quarter, junior Ivy Atkism hit a layup to cut the deficit to four points, 29-25, but Clemson could not get any closer. The Cavaliers pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Tigers 22-2.
Alexander finished with 11 points, four rebounds and three assists to lead the Tigers, while Thornton added 10 points and six rebounds.
Clemson travels to Raleigh, N.C. to face NC State on Sunday, Jan. 22. The match between the Tigers and No. 21/21 Wolfpack tips off at 2 p.m.
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