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Women’s Basketball Travels to Wake Forest for Sunday Game

Women’s Basketball Travels to Wake Forest for Sunday Game

Jan. 21, 2005

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The Clemson women’s basketball team travels to Winston-Salem, NC to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday, January 23. Tip-off between the two schools is set for 3:00 PM from Lawrence Joel Coliseum. The game will be broadcast by affiliates of Clemson Tiger Sports Properties.

Clemson enters Sunday’s contest with a 7-9 record, 1-3 in the ACC. The Lady Tigers lost 81-66 at home on Thursday to the #23 Virginia Tech Hokies. Freshman D’Lesha Lloyd had a double-double in the game, the first of her career. She had 10 points and collected a career-best 13 rebounds.

Maxienne White and Tasha Taylor also posted career highs in the loss to Virginia Tech. White was 4-9 from the field and scored a career-high 10 points, in addition to grabbing seven rebounds. Taylor, who played 15 minutes in the game, shot 5-12 from the field for a career-high 11 points. She also had three assists.

The Lady Tigers are shooting 36.9 percent from the field as a team. Clemson ranks third in the conference in free throw shooting at 72.7 percent. The Lady Tigers rank second in the ACC in three-point field goal percentage defense (.279).

Wake Forest will put its 12-5 record (1-3 in the ACC) on the line Sunday when the Lady Tigers come to town. The Demon Deacons are the fourth-highest scoring team in the league, averaging 75.1 points per game.

The Demon Deacons have started the same five players every game this season, and four of them average double figures in scoring. The leader is Cotelia Bond-Young, who averages 17.6 points per game. She leads the conference in made three-point goals with 59 this season.

Liz Strunk, Porsche Jones, and Erin Ferrell all average double figures for the Wake Forest offense. Ferrell also leads the squad at rebounding at 7.9 per game. Jones leads the team and ranks third in the ACC at 5.12 assists per game.