Jan. 11, 1998
Lady Terps Drop Game to Clemson, 73-51
CLEMSON, SC--Itoro Umoh scored 12 points and had a career-high 11 assists in leading Clemson to a 73-51 win over Maryland in an Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball game at Clemson, SC, Sunday afternoon.
Maryland's Branka Bogunovic finished the game with 17 points as she was 8-11 from the floor. She also had a game-high eight rebounds. The Terrapins Stephanie Cross and Sonia Chase both had nine points each.
Maryland falls to 9-6 overall and 2-3 in league play. Clemson now has a 13-3 record overall and a 5-1 mark in the ACC.
Clemson's Amy Geren finished the game with 11 points, while Natasha Anderson and Erin Batth both had 10 points each.
The Lady Tigers win ends Marylands three game win streak over Clemson. Today's game was the 39th in the series. The Lady Tigers have now won 15 games in the series. Todays win was the largest margin of defeat ever for the Lady Tigers over Maryland.
Clemson opened a 15-3 lead over the Terrapins with 14:23 left to go in the first half as Umoh scored four points in this run. After taking a 17-7 lead midway in the first half, Clemson outscored the Terrapins 12-3 building a 29-10 advantage with 6:45 left to go. The Lady Tigers took a 37-21 lead into the lockerroom at intermission.
The Lady Tigers built their largest lead of the game of 25 points, 56-31 with 11:00 left to go in the game as Nikki Blassingame scored from underneath.
Clemson shot 30-64 from the field for a .469 pct. The Terrapins shot 17-48 from the floor for a .354 mark.
The Lady Tigers will play at Wake Forest Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Winston-Salem, NC.
The Lady Tigers have won 10 of their last 11 games.