Jan. 17, 2002
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Bianca Brown and Tonia Brown both scored 12 points each in leading Wake Forest to a 58-46 win over Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Winston-Salem, NC Thursday night.
Wake Forest improves to 8-9 overall, 2-5 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 10-7 overall and 2-4 in league play. This was the first win over Clemson for Wake Forest since January 2, 1997 when the Deacons defeated Clemson 69-60 in Winston-Salem, NC. The Lady Tigers had defeated Wake Forest in the last nine meetings.
Wake Forest won the battle of the boards 35-27. Eafton Hill had eight rebounds for Wake Forest to the lead the Deacons. Clemson was led in rebounding by Leah Roper with seven boards. Clemson was led in scoring by Marci Glenney with 14 points. Krystal Scott had eight points for the Lady Tigers.
In the first half, Wake Forest jumped to a 14-6 lead with 14:38 left as Hill hit from underneath. Wake Forest maintained the lead throughout the first half and built a nine-point lead 25-16 with 4:24 remaining. From this point, Glenney scored six points in Clemson’s 10-2 run that narrowed the Deacon lead to 27-26 at intermission.
In the first half, Clemson shot 10-26 from the field for a .385 pct. while Wake Forest hit 10-20 from the floor for a .500 figure.
The score was tied twice in the second half with the last occurring at the 9:23 mark, 42-42. Wake Forest scored the next nine points as Bianca Brown scored five points in this rally as Wake had a 51-42 lead with 4:50 left to go in the game. Clemson scored at the 3:29 mark and this was the Lady Tigers first points in 5:54.
In the second half, Clemson shot 8-29 from the field while Wake Forest shot 11-29 from the floor. For the game, Wake Forest shot 21-39 for a .538 pct. and Clemson shot 18-55 for a .327 mark.
“They outplayed us in every phase of the game,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “We defended well and we only allowed them 39 shots, but unfortunately they made 21 of them. They executed and we didn’t.”
Clemson will play host to Maryland on Monday, January 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action.
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