Jan. 7, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Chrissy Floyd scored a career-high 28 points in leading Clemson to a 79-68 win over Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Charlottesville, VA Monday night.
Clemson improves to 10-4 overall, 2-1 in the ACC. Virginia falls to 8-6 overall, 1-2 in league play.
Floyd finished the contest 10-17 from the field and 7-7 from the free throw line. She also hit one three-point basket. Virginia was led in scoring by Telisha Quarles with 25 points and teammate Brandi Teamer had 22 points. Clemson’s Krystal Scott also had a career-high 12 rebounds from her point guard position. Scott finished the game with 13 points and four assists.
The Lady Tigers have won three straight games over the Cavaliers as Clemson won both meetings last season. In the last 15 meetings between the two teams, Clemson has won nine games. The Lady Tigers have won four of the last seven games played at University Hall in Charlottesville, VA.
In the first half, Clemson jumped out to a 12-4 lead with 15:33 left behind six points by Chrissy Floyd. Clemson had a nine point lead 22-13 with 10:14 remaining as Marci Glenney scored on a layup. But the Cavaliers came back and took a 32-29 lead with 4:10 left after going on a 19-7 run which saw Telisha Quarles hit three three-point baskets. From this point, the Lady Tigers finished the half with an 8-1 run behind Maggie Slosser’s five points. In the first half, Clemson shot 11-25 from the floor for a .440 pct. Virginia hit 13-36 from the field for a .361 mark.
In the second half, Clemson maintained a least a six point lead in the first 10 minutes of play. Virginia narrowed the Clemson lead to three 50-47 as Quarles hit a three-point basket at the 9:17 mark. However Julie Aderhold answered for Clemson with a three-point goal from the left and Clemson was ahead by six with 9:17 left. After a missed field goal by Virginia, Maggie Slosser hit from underneath and was fouled and made the free throw giving Clemson a nine-point lead 56-47 with 8:47 left.
Floyd gave Clemson an 11 point lead , 63-52 with 5:45 remaining with a driving layup. She again gave the Lady Tigers an 11 point on a fast break with 3:40 left. She set her career high of 28 points with two free throws with 1:06 left and gave Clemson a 74-62 lead.
In the second half, Clemson shot 15-33 from the floor for a .455 pct. Virginia Shot 13-36 from the field for a .361 mark. For the game, Clemson shot 26-58 from the field for a .448 figure, while the Cavaliers finished 26-72 from the floor (.361).
Clemson won the battle of the boards 44-43. The Lady Tigers were led in rebounding by Krystal Scott with 12. Virginia was led in rebounding by Teamer with 12.
“I am very proud of the way we competed,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “We gave great effort. I am glad to have Chrissy Floyd in a Clemson uniform. She has improved in every phase of her game. She does so much on transition and this is a great asset to have in this league.”
Clemson will play host to Duke on Thursday, January 10, in Littlejohn Coliseum at 7:00 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action.
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