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Nov 19, 2023

Tigers hit 100-points for the first time since 2009, defeat Longwood 102-63

Clemson, S.C. – Clemson women’s basketball celebrated a game for the record books on Sunday afternoon, tying the school record for threes and achieving the highest-scoring quarter in history in the first quarter in their 102-63 win against Longwood (1-4). The Tigers (4-1) also hit the 100-point milestone for the first time since December 6, 2009. 

Clemson scored 33 points in the first quarter, jumping out to a 24-point advantage, as Clemson hit 14 of its 20 field goal attempts. The Tigers’ 14 three-pointers tied the school record for makes, set last season against Wofford on Nov. 10, 2022. Four different Tigers hit three or more three-pointers in the game, including Madi Ott (4), Dayshanette Harris (3), Mackenzie Kramer (3) and Nya Valentine(3). Harris led all scorers with 20 points, leading six Tigers in double-figures. 

Graduate Amari Robinson achieved her career high with eight assists, the final coming in the fourth quarter. Robinson, Ott and Ruby Whitehorn each added 12 points.

Clemson put up a historic 33 points to Longwood’s nine to start the game off strong in the first quarter. The Tigers shot an impressive 70 percent from the field and 3-of-6 from three. Clemson’s bench also greatly contributed to this milestone, putting up 17 of the 33 points. To round out the quarter, Valentine banked in a three, made a layup in the paint, and drilled another three as the clock wound down.

Clemson grabbed a double-digit lead in the first five minutes, and would lead by as many as 46 in the game on Ott’s final three, which tied the school mark.   

This win was a true team effort, as ten Tigers contributed to Clemson’s 58-18 lead going into the half. Harris shot perfectly in the third quarter, going 3-3 from the field and 2-2 from three. 

Clemson capitalized on every opportunity that came their way, scoring 19 points off of the Lancers’ 21 turnovers, and outrebounded the Lancers 45-27. 

Up Next – Clemson will travel down to Houston next weekend for the Van Chancellor Classic, where they will face Mississippi State on Friday at 7 p.m., and Tulsa at 7 p.m. on Saturday.