Feb. 6, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Monica Bates scored 17 points as No. 11 North Carolina
State beat Florida State 72-62 Sunday in the Wolfpack’s first game without
injured center Summer Erb.
Reserve Christen Greene had 14 points, Terah James 12 points and Ivy Gardner
10 as the Wolfpack (18-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) moved within a
half-game of Virginia with its fourth straight Atlantic Conference victory.
Erb, the 1999 ACC player of the year and N.C. State’s leading scorer and
rebounder this year, could miss the rest of the season after breaking three
bones in her left foot in the final minute of Thursday’s victory over North
Florida State hit its first four shots and nine of its first 16 to take a
22-15 lead. But the Seminoles missed eight of their next 12 shots and committed
eight turnovers in the final 10:30 before halftime. N.C. State made 55 percent
of its shots in the half while rallying to take a 39-32 lead at the break.
The Seminoles kept it close in the second half, but couldn’t overcome
10-of-39 (26 percent) shooting and 23-of-67 (34 percent) shooting for the game.