Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 2, 2014

College women: Virginia Tech women snap losing streak

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Four Hokies scored in double figures to power the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team to a 70-63 overtime victory over Boston College at Cassell Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Virginia Tech (11-10, 1-7) snapped an eight-game losing streak and earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season.

Vanessa Panousis led the Hokies on the day with 18 points, nine of which came in the overtime period, while Monet Tellier chipped in 17. Maddison, Penn matched her career best with 15 points, while Hannah Young recorded her third career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Kelly Hughes paced Boston College with 22 points, while Katie Zenevitch tallied 15.

Virginia Tech travels to Syracuse on Thursday.

Virginia 80, Clemson 43

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Ataira Franklin, one of five Cavaliers to end the game scoring in double-digits, led the Cavaliers with 20 points, including 15 in the second half of a blowing out over the Tigers.

Virginia (12-10, 5-4) also received received 13 points from Lexie Gerson.

Quinyotta Pettaway paced Clemson with 12 points.

The Cavaliers visit Boston College on Thursday.

No. 10 Tennessee 64, Alabama 54

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Cierra Burdick scored 21 points and No. 10 Tennessee rallied to beat Alabama.

Despite trailing 26-18 at halftime, the Lady Vols (18-4, 7-2 Southeastern Conference) was able to outscore the Crimson Tide 46-28 in the second half.

Burdick’s 3-pointer with 7:27 left in the second half that gave Tennessee its first lead since two minutes into the game. Meighan Simmons hit a 3-pointer moments later to give the Lady Vols a 45-39 lead.

Simmons and Isabelle Harrison each added 11 points for Tennessee. Burdick and Harrison also had 11 rebounds each for a double-double.

Daisha Simmons led Alabama (10-12, 3-6 SEC) with 18 points, and Shafontaye Myers added 11. The Tide came out strong to start the game and led by as many as 15, but went on a scoring drought with 5:13 left to let Tennessee back into the game.

The Vols scored seven points to cut the lead from 15 to eight to end the half and started the second half out hot.


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