Clemson Defeats Wake Forest 72-55 in Women's Basketball


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WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Nuria Forns scored 18 points and Krystal Scott added 16
in leading Clemson to a 72-55 win over Wake Forest in an Atlantic Coast
Conference women's basketball game at Winston-Salem, NC Sunday afternoon.
Clemson is now 16-8 overall, 7-6 in the ACC. Wake Forest is 11-13
overall, 3-10 in league play.


The Lady Tigers are ranked 25th by the Associated Press and 24th in the USA
Today poll. Today's win broke a four-game losing streak for Clemson.


In the first half, Wake Forest took a 10-9 lead with 13:30 left to go in
the first half as Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick hit from underneath. From this
point, Clemson went on a 13-4 run and built a 22-14 lead with 7:50 left as
Erin Batth had four points in this run. Clemson had its largest lead of
the first half, 29-18 with 1:41 remaining, as Krystal Scott completed a
three-point play with a free throw. The Lady Tigers had a 32-24 lead at
the half. Scott also completed three other three-point plays with a
free throw in the first 7:07 in the second half for a total of four for the
day.


In the second half, Wake Forest came within five points of Clemson 44-39
with 13:40 left in the game. Clemson went of a 12-5 run and built a
56-44 lead with 7:44 remaining. Julie Alderhold had five points in this
Lady Tiger run. Clemson maintained their lead and had its largest lead
of the game 72-53, 19 points with 1:15 left to go in the game.


Clemson won the battle of the boards 47-38. Erin Batth led the Lady
Tigers in rebounding with 10. Wake Forest was led in scoring by Eafton
Hill with 12. She also led the Deacons in rebounding with eight.


The Lady Tigers were 23-60 from the field for a .383 pct. Wake Forest
shot 23-64 from the floor for a .359 mark. Clemson was also 21-23 from
the free throw line, and Krystal Scott was 8-8 from the charity stripe for
Clemson.


"I was very pleased with the intensity that our team showed for 40
minutes," said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. "Our intensity was as good
as it has been this season. The toughness of our forwards (Nuria Forns and
Marci Glenney) showed through in the way they competed. They played great
defensively and they combined for 15 rebounds. I was also pleased with
our defensive effort as a team. Anytime you can hold a team like Wake
Forest to 55 points you done a good job. Krystal Scott did a good job in
running the team from the point guard position. Her aggressiveness with
the ball in her hands was a key to the game today. She was 8-8 from the
free throw line and did a great job penetrating."


The Lady Tigers will play host to Virginia in Littlejohn Coliseum Thursday
night at 7:00 p.m. in Clemson's next action.

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