Nov. 7, 2006
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team defeated Anderson University by an 85-61 margin in an exhibition game at home on Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers will open the 2006-07 regular season on Friday night against Arkansas. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 pm tip-off at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Adrianne Bradshaw led the way for Clemson with 17 points, while freshman Lele Hardy posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Hardy also added four steals and a blocked shot in the contest. Christy Brown, Susan Yenser and Moreemi Davis all scored in double figures on the night as well with 14, 13 and 12, respectively. Brown also had a team-high seven assists and five rebounds.
Overall, the Lady Tigers recorded a 50.7 field goal percentage on 35-69 shooting and limited the Lady Trojans to a .333 figure. Clemson also out-rebounded Anderson by a 53-33 margin, while tallying seven blocked shots and 15 steals.
Deidra Langston held high-scorer honors for the Lady Trojans with 26 points on the night. She was 11-18 from the field with three steals and an assist. Keana Boyd led Anderson on the boards with six rebounds, while Genia Holbrook recorded six steals in the contest.
The Lady Trojans held an early 10-6 lead before Clemson scored 19 unanswered points to go ahead 25-10. Brown and Davis each recorded two field goals during the run, while Bradshaw converted two free throws for the 15-point advantage.
After the Lady Tigers extended the lead to 16 points at 29-13 on a Hardy jumper, Anderson narrowed the gap to 13 at 29-16 on a three-pointer by Boyd and then again at 31-18 with two free throws by Mikala Fogle-Wilson. A lay-up by Brown with 30 seconds remaining in the half gave Clemson its largest lead of the period, as the Lady Tigers took a 41-20 advantage into the break.
The Lady Trojans outscored Clemson 17-9 to open the second half and cut the Lady Tigers’ lead to 13 points. A Langston field goal with 7:15 remaining in the game put Anderson within seven points of Clemson at 60-53. However, the Lady Tigers scored six straight points to put them back on top by 13 points and regained control of the game. The Lady Trojans scored their final points of the night on a pair of free throws at the 3:03 mark, while Clemson posted 10 more of their own for the 83-61 final.
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