Jan. 2, 2000
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Chrissy Floyd and Erin Batth both came off the bench and scored 14 points each in leading Clemson to a 75-56 win over UNC-Asheville at Asheville, NC Sunday afternoon.
Datishella Byrd also had 11 points for the Lady Tigers. Emily Hill led UNC-Asheville in scoring with 17 points. She hit four three-point baskets in the game.
With the win, Clemson is now 9-4 on the year, while UNC-Asheville falls to 1-9 this season.
Batth also had five rebounds and three steals in the win. Floyd was 5-6 from the field and finished the game with three boards and one steal. In the first half, Clemson scored 16 unanswered points and had a 16-0 lead with 14:23 left and built as much as a 19-point lead (31-12) with 6:41 remaining. Datishella Byrd had eight points in Clemson’s early rally.
From this point UNC-Asheville went on a 14-1 run and narrowed the Lady Tiger lead to 32-26 with 2:38 left in the first half. Emily Hill hit two three-points baskets in this Bulldog rally.
Clemson started the second half with a 21-9 rally and built a 60-37 lead with 11:56 left to go in the game. Freshman Chrissy Floyd scored seven points in this Lady Tiger run.
Clemson shot a season-high .542 from the field (26-58), while UNC-Asheville shot 22-57 from the floor for a .386 pct. For the second game in a row, Clemson won the battle of the boards with a 38-31 advantage over the Bulldogs.
“It was a good team effort,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “We took advantage of our inside strength and we were able to score inside the paint. Chrissy Floyd did a great job coming off the bench. Our defensive effort was good in spurts. Our defense generated some easy baskets for us,” said Davis.
Clemson will play host to Maryland in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest Thursday, January 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action.
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