Kelsey Wolfe scored 24 points as the Virginia women upended No. 6 Maryland 86-72 Thursday night in Charlottesville, ending the Terrapins’ 14-game winning streak.
U.Va. (10-9, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), which had knocked off No. 24 Florida State on Sunday, became the only team to defeat the Terrapins (16-2, 4-1) besides No. 1 Connecticut. Ataira Franklin and Faith Randolph each had 19 points for the Cavaliers, who had lost five consecutive times to Maryland.
Alyssa Thomas had 27 points and 10 rebounds and Alicia DeVaughn scored 14 for Maryland.
The Terps led 38-34 at halftime, but U.Va. opened the second half on an 11-0 run for a 45-38 edge. Maryland never got closer than four in the final 14 minutes.
Both teams shot 50 percent from the field, but Virginia had eight 3s, the Terps just four.
Lexi Gerson and Sarah Imovbioh each added 12 points for the Cavaliers.
After the game, Virginia coach Joanne Boyle got on the public-address microphone and thanked the crowd. It was U.Va.’s first win against a top-10 team since it beat No. 3 Tennessee in 2011.
CAA: Host UNC Wilmington (3-16, 2-3) edged William and Mary 60-59 as Kelva Atkins hit a running shot in the lane with just 5 seconds left, denying the Tribe (3-13, 0-4) its first Colonial Athletic Association victory in Ed Swanson’s coaching tenure.
W&M's Marlena Tremba led all scorers with 17 points. Tremba also had five rebounds and three assists. Senior Kaitlyn Mathieu (13 points and 13 rebounds) and junior Jazmen Boone (14 points and 10 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles for W&M, but Kyla Kerstetter’s 3-point attempt fell short at the final buzzer. ...
Precious Hall had 16 points and Nikki Newman had 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as host James Madison (14-4, 4-0) took sole possession of first in the CAA with a 74-47 win over Drexel (8-9, 3-1). ...
Tanisha McTiller scored 24 points as Towson (9-9, 3-2), coached by Phoebus High alumna, broke a two-game skid by pulling out a 64-60 win at the College of Charleston (10-8, 3-2), a CAA newcomer.
ACC: Virginia Tech (10-8, 0-5 ACC) lost 73-52 at home to Georgia Tech (13-6, 3-3), which trailed 25-19 at halftime but outscored the Hokies 54-27 in the final 20 minutes.
The Yellow Jackets' Tyaunna Marshall led all scorers with 30 points. The Hokies' Uju Ugoka had 22 points and 10 rebounds.
“It’s the first time all year I’ve been disappointed, win or lose,” Hokies coach Dennis Wolff said. “We lost our composure. We didn’t compete as hard as we needed to in that stretch in the second half when the game got away from us." ...
Diamond DeShields and Allisha Gray each scored 19 as No. 7 North Carolina (17-3, 5-1 ACC) won 83-65 at Wake Forest (10-9, 1-5), the Tar Heels’ 11th straight win in the series. ...
Tricia Liston scored 25 and Virginia Beach’s Elizabeth Williams added 20 as No. 3 Duke (19-1, 6-0 ACC) won 85-77 at No. 24 Florida State (14-5, 2-4).
The Blue Devils scored the last four points of regulation and the first seven of overtime. ...
No. 2 Notre Dame (18-0, 5-0) defeated visiting Miami 79-52 despite trailing for much of the first half, though Hurricanes freshman guard Adrienne Motley had 10 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes. She scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game.
Five Irish players scored in double figures, led by Natalie Achonwa, who had 23 points and nine rebounds. She and Motley each received technical fouls with 15:04 left after they got tangled up following a rebound.
Big South: Lindsay Puckett and freshman DeAnneisha Jackson led High Point (11-8, 7-3) with 15 points apiece as the Panthers beat Radford 73-62. The Highlanders fell to 3-16, 1-9. ...
Liberty (12-8, 8-2) tied its season-high with 10 3-pointers, propelling the Flames to a 74-41 victory over Longwood (6-13, 3-7) in Lynchburg.
Mary Washington, ranked 15th nationally by d3hoops.com, sank a school-record 23 3-pointers, shooting 17-of-32 from beyond the arc in the first half, on the way to a 113-79 victory over Southern Virginia.
Senior guard Bradley Riester led the Eagles with 20 points, four assists and three steals, leading six Eagles in double figures. ...
Jay Hook hit two key late 3-pointers that turned a one-point deficit into a late five-point lead as Tulane (11-9, 3-2) won 59-54 at East Carolina (11-8, 0-4), which has struggled in Conference USA since an excellent non-league start.
Hook had 17 points, and Akeem Richmond led ECU with 14. ...
Sam Prescott had a season-high 25 points, including a big 3-pointer in the final minute to lift Mount St. Mary's over host St. Francis (Pa.) 83-77 in Loretto.
The Mount, coached by New Kent High graduate Jamion Christian, improved to 7-11, 3-2 in the Northeast Conference. The Red Flash fell to 3-15, 1-4 despite shooting 54.1 percent from the field.Copyright © 2015, CT Now