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Tigers Improve to 4-0 with Rout of Wofford

November 20, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – Amy Geren scored 22 points and Natasha Anderson added 20 to lead Clemson to a 101-59 victory over Wofford Friday night at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum. Jim Davis’s Lady Tigers improved to 4-0 with the victory, while Wofford fell to 0-2.

Clemson will now have 10 days off for the Thanksgiving Holiday and will next be in action on November 30 at Winthrop. The Lady Tigers put on an offensive show, hitting 55 percent from the field, 63.6 percent on three-point shots and 70 percent from the foul line. There were 62 fouls called in the game, 33 against Wofford and 29 against Clemson.

Clemson won the rebond battle 43-36, led by Anderson, who had eight, including six off the offensive boards. Itoro Umoh had nine points and nine assists, while Amirah Leonard had 12 points off the bench.

Wofford was led by Jenny Nett, who scored 20 points. Elizabeth Wells had eight points and five rebounds in just nine minutes as a reserve. Clemson’s defense forced 29 turnovers and allowed Wofford to make just 32.7 percent of its shots.

Clemson had 61 points in the first half, its highest scoring first half in nearly 20 years. Clemson scored 61 in the first half against Claflin in 1978-79. Amy Geren led the Tigers at intermission with 20 points on 6-9 shooting, she was also 3-3 on three-point shots. She took just one shot in the second half.

Clemson jumped out to a 26-12 lead in the first eight minutes. Geren had 15 of the 26 points and Itoro Umoh had five assists during that time. The All-ACC candidate had eight assists and three steals in the first half. Free throw shooting was a key for Clemson in the first half, as the Tigers hit 22-28, contributing to the 61-32 lead at intermission. There were 37 fouls called in the first half for the two teams combined.

Clemson extended its lead to 41 points within the first five minutes of the second half. The Tigers largest lead was 95-51 with 4:06 left in the game on a three-pointer by Leonard.