Feb. 9, 2006
BLACKSBURG, VA – Lady Tiger senior Amanda Frist started her 100th career game, which ranks fourth all-time, and collected her 600th career rebound as Clemson suffered an 82-70 defeat to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA Thursday night.
The loss dropped the Lady Tigers to 8-15 on the year, 2-7 in the ACC, while the Hokies improved to 16-6 overall with a 3-6 record in conference play.
Frist was one of three double-figure scorers for Head Coach Cristy McKinney’s squad, as she was 7-8 from the field for 16 points. Maxienne White continued her offensive explosion with her second straight 20-plus point total. She had 21 on Thursday to go along with 20 against Boston College last Sunday.
Clemson’s Tasha Taylor also added 12 points in the effort and handed out seven assists, while Lauren Allen led the Lady Tigers on the boards, tying a career high with 10.
Dawn Chriss led Virginia Tech with 19 points and Kerri Gardin contributed 15 points and a team-best 11 rebounds.
Virginia Tech opened the game with a 21-6 run in the first 10 minutes of the half and extended its lead to as many as 18 points during the period. White had eight of the Lady Tigers’ first 12 points, while Kerri Gardin had nine in the half for the Hokies.
Clemson narrowed the gap to 10 with one minute remaining in the game, but Virginia Tech held a 37-24 lead at halftime.
The Lady Tigers scored 46 points on 18-29 shooting (62.1%) and made eight three-point shots in the second half, but the barrage was not enough to overcome the first-half deficit. White and Carrie Whitehurst each had three while Susan Yenser added two in the period.
Clemson scored 18 points in the final six minutes of the game but was unable to stop the Hokies on the defensive end as Virginia Tech claimed the 82-70 victory.
The Clemson squad will return to action on Sunday when the Lady Tigers will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem, NC. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 PM.
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