Jan. 6, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – Tiffany Brown scored a career high 29 points, while Rosita Melbourne added a career-high 15 points as Maryland defeated Clemson 74-58 in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Clemson, SC Thursday night.
With the win, Maryland improves to 9-4 overall, 1-2 in the ACC, while Clemson drops to 9-5 overall, 0-2 in league play. The Maryland win broke a five game winning streak in the series by Clemson.
Brown was 9-17 from the field, and hit a school record eight three-point field goals in 16 attempts. The eight three-point field goals is a single-game Maryland school record and it is the most three-point field goals scored by a Clemson opponent.
Maryland shot 15-29 from the floor for a .517 pct. and was 8-14 from three-point range in the first half. The Terrapins cooled down in the second half and shot 13-33 from the floor for a .394 pct. and was only 2-8 from the three-point line. For the game, Maryland was 28-62 (.452) from the field and 10-22 from the three point stripe for a .455 pct.
The Lady Tigers shot 19-67 from the field for a .284 figure, a season low for Clemson.
Clemson was led in scoring by freshman Chrissy Floyd with 15 points and Joanie Mungro with 11 points.
Maryland won the battle of the boards 48-40 and was led in rebounding by Rosita Melbourne with 10 boards. Mungro led Clemson in rebounding with nine.
Maryland took an early 12-8 lead as Tiffany Brown and Marche Strickland both hit two three-point goals each. Clemson took a 15-14 lead with 13:53 left to go in the first half as Amirah Leonard hit a short jumper. From this point, the Terrapins went on a 18-3 run and took a 32-18 lead with 5:37 remaining. In this rally, Brown hit three three-point goals.
In the second half, Clemson came within nine points of the lead, 49-40, as Floyd hit a layup with 10:50 remaining, but Maryland outscored Clemson 11-5 and had a 60-45 lead with 6:27 left in the game as Melbourne hit a layup.
Clemson will play at North Carolina Monday night, January 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action.
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