January 30, 1998 - by


Women’s Basketball Loses to No. 21 Clemson

Coleman leads FSU with 23 points.

CLEMSON, S.C.– Amy Geren scored 13 points while teammate Itoro Umoh added 11 in leading 21st-ranked Clemson to a 85-56 win over Florida State in a women’s Atlantic Coast Conference basketball game at Clemson, SC Thursday night.

With the win, Clemson improves its record to 16-4 overall, 8-2 in the ACC. Florida State falls to 7-13 overall, and 3-7 in league play. Clemson is ranked 21st in the Associated Press poll, 22nd in the USA Today poll.

All 11 players that played for Clemson tonight scored. Erin Batth was the other Lady Tiger in double digits. Latavia Coleman led Florida State with 23 points. Wendy Hampton added 16 for the Seminoles.

Florida State took a 16-14 lead with 10:24 left in the first half. From this point, Clemson scored 16 unanswered points in building a 30-16 lead with 4:10 left to go in the half.

Clemson built its largest lead of 34 points with 4:21 left to go in the game as Nuria Forns hit a free throw.

The Lady Tigers had 20 steals in the ball have as Andrea Gaines and Natasha Anderson both had four each. Florida State commited 29 turnovers. Clemson also won the battle of the boards 42-31 as the Lady Tigers had 19 offensive rebounds.

Clemson shot 32-67 from the field for a .478 pct. Florida State shot 17-47 from the floor for a .362 mark.

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