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UNC-G Upsets Lady Tigers

Dec. 21, 1999

GREENSBORO, NC-Katie DelCampo scored 16 points and Melinda Goodson added 13 points in leading UNC-Greensboro to a 78-67 win over Clemson in overtime at Greensboro, NC.

UNC-Greensboro improves to 5-3 overall, while Clemson falls to 7-4 this season.

Clemson was led in scoring by Angie Cossey with a season-high 18 points. The Lady Tigers’ Erin Batth had 11 points . Joanie Mungro added nine rebounds. UNC-Greensboro was led in rebounding by Melinda Goodson and Brianne Dodgen as both players had eight rebounds each. The Spartans won the battle of the boards 49-39.

In the first half, UNC-Greensboro took an 11-8 lead with 11:10 left to go as Katrina Smith hit a three-point shot. From this point, Clemson went on a 10-2 run over the next 5:38 and took a 18-13 lead with 5:32 remaining. In this run, Erin Batth scored six points to propel the Lady Tigers. With the 18-13 lead, Clemson went on to outscore the Spartans 9-5 to take a 27-18 lead at the half.

For the game, Clemson shot 25-65 from the field for a .385 figure. UNC-Greensboro shot 23-63 from the floor for a .365 pct.

In the second half, Clemson had a 57-50 lead with 3:56 remaining in the game. From this point, the Spartans went to a 8-1 run and took the Lady Tigers to overtime. The Spartans’ Brianne Dodgen hit a free throw and completed the three-point play narrowing the Clemson lead to 57-53. UNC-Greensboro’s Melinda Goodson hit a jumper narrowing the lead to 57-55 with :27 seconds remaining in regulation.

The Lady Tigers’ Nuria Forns hit the front end of a one and one situation giving Clemson a 58-55 advantage with :26 seconds remaining. The Lady Tigers went 3:39 without scoring a point.

The Spartans’ Belinda Goodson hit a three-point basket with :14 second left in regulation sending the game into overtime. Belinda Goodson came off the bench and scored 12 points and hit four three-point baskets.

In the overtime period, UNC-Greensboro took an early six point lead behind three-point baskets by Katie DelCampo’sand Belinda Goodson. The Spartans hit 14-16 free throws in the overtime period.

This was the last game for the Lady Tigers before the Christmas break. Clemson will play at East Carolina in Greenville, NC on December 30, 1999 in the Lady Tigers’ next action.