Jan. 23, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fl.— Junior Val Linley hit the front end of a 1 and 1 free
throw opportunity with 34.0 seconds left to clinch a victory over Maryland
tonight in an ACC matchup in Tully Gym. The 53-50 win was the third ACC win
for the Seminoles, bringing their record to 7-11, 3-5 in ACC games.
Maryland dropped to 10-8, 3-5 in ACC games.
FSU trailed most for the first half until Freshman Brooke Wyckoff’s layup
with 4:04 left in the half brought them ahead. Their greatest lead was 6
points and they led at the half, 30-26. Wyckoff and Latavia Coleman scored
6 points a piece and each had 1 rebound at the end of the half.
Maryland came out the second half and scored five of the first six
points, taking the lead 35-32 with 13:24 to play. Senior Aletha Penn hit a
3 point shot to bring FSU back on top. The Seminoles kept the lead, winning
the game 53-50. Junior Arleshia Davidson led the Seminoles with a
double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. Colemand and Wnedy Hampton both
had 9 points.
“This was a great win for this program,” Coach Sue Semrau said. “We did
what we needed to do to beat a great Maryland team. Our bench was a huge
asset. Latrice McLin played wonderful defense and Arleshia Davidson had a
double-double, which was big in our win.”
The Seminoles take on N.C State on Sunday in Tully Gym at 2pm.