ACC Women's Roundup: No. 13 Tar Heels upset in Atlanta
ATLANTA — Tyaunna Marshall pumped in 32 points and set a new Georgia Tech scoring record in a 94-91 upset over No. 13 North Carolina on Thursday night.
Marshall broke the school career scoring record on a pair of free throws that gave her 1,956 career points and cemented the win with just 4 seconds left in the close contest. The previous record was 1,955 set in 1997 by Kisha Ford, who went on to play in the WNBA.
Kaela Davis contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds for Georgia Tech (15-8, 5-5 ACC), while Sydney Wallace added 14 points, and Aaliyah Whiteside got her first double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. It was the first time since 2012 that the Yellow Jackets beat a ranked team.
North Carolina (17-6, 5-4) got 22 points and nine rebounds from Diamond DeShields, who led four Tar Heels in double figures.
No. 5 Duke beats Clemson 78-51
CLEMSON, S.C. — Haley Peters scored 17 points, Tricia Liston had 15 points and 10 rebounds and No. 5 Duke bounced back from their first Atlantic Coast Conference defeat with its 18th straight win over Clemson, 78-51 on Thursday night.
The Blue Devils (22-2, 9-1 ACC) fell to new league rival Notre Dame 88-67 last Sunday and trailed Clemson (11-13, 3-7) late in the first half of this one. But Duke put together a 32-12 run starting in the final minute before halftime to take control.
It was Peters' first double-figure showing in three games while Liston posted her third game this season with double figures in points and rebounds.
The Blue Devils held Clemson's top scorer, Nikki Dixon, to 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting. Dixon had been averaging better than 14 points a game this season.
Richa Jackson had 13 points and Ka'lia Johnson added 10 for Duke.
No. 14 North Carolina St. beats Wake Forest 74-69
RALEIGH — Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored 16 points to go over 1,000 in her career and Len'Nique Brown scored all 14 of her points in the second half to help 14th-ranked North Carolina State hold off Wake Forest 74-69 Thursday night.
Markeisha Gatling led North Carolina State with 19 points and Kody Burke 14 as the Wolfpack (20-3, 7-2 ACC) won their fourth straight game in debuting their highest ranking since December 2001 when they were No. 10.
Brown scored 12 points in a row to help repel the Demon Deacons, leaving the Wolfpack ahead 65-61 with 4:03 remaining. Krystal Barrett then scored the next five Wolfpack points for a nine-point lead. Wake Forest got to within three with 47 seconds left but Burke's two free throws with 5 seconds left secured the win.
Chelsea Douglas scored 17 points for Wake Forest (12-11, 3-7) with Dearica Hamby adding 15 and Millesa Calicott 13.