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Women’s Basketball Defeats Furman, 69-43

November 18, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – Amy Geren scored her 1,000th career point and led all scorers with 13 as Clemson defeated Furman 69-43 in a women’s intercollegiate basketball game at Clemson, SC Wednesday night. With the win, Clemson improves to 3-0 overall, and it was the season-opener for Furman.

Geren becomes the 17th player in Clemson history to scorer 1,000 or more points in her Lady Tiger career. Itoro Umoh reached the 1,000 point plateau in the NCAA Tournament last season. Geren now has 1,005 career points.

The Lady Tigers have now won 15 games in a row in Littlejohn Coliseum. The school record for consecutive home wins is 17. Clemson’s Itoro Umoh came close to a triple double as she had 10 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. She also finished the night with three steals.

Other double-figure scorers for Clemson included Nikki Blassingame with 12 points, and Andrea Gaines with 10. Both teams had trouble shooting the ball as each team finished the night shooting 29 percent from the floor. Clemson was ahead at intermission 33-26. In the second half, Clemson outscored Fuman 13-3 in the first 6:30 minutes. The Lady Tigers’ Nuria Forns hit two three-point baskets and Geren hit another three in this Lady Tiger run building the Clemson lead to 46-29. Clemson will play host to Wofford on Friday, November 20, in the Lady Tigers’ next home game. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.