The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 5, 2014

Wake Forest beats Pitt in ACC opener

Greensboro, N.C. —  Dearica Hamby finished with 25 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and two steals as No. 11 seed Wake Forest women beat 14th-seeded Pittsburgh 72-58 in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday night.

Hamby had a tremendous night in notching her school-record 22nd double-double of the season. She was 10-of-19 from the floor and showed poise facing the double team all night.

In addition to Hamby, senior Chelsea Douglas hit four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points. Her back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first half were huge as they gave the Deacons momentum heading in the locker room.

Wake Forest (15-15), which will take on sixth-seeded North Carolina today.

Pittsburgh pulled within four on an Ashlee Anderson layup with 17:03 remaining, but Milan Quinn scored four straight points to spark a 12-0 Demon Deacon run over a 5-minute span that pushed the lead out to 50-34.

Quinn had six of the 12 points during the spurt while Hamby added four points and three assists.

The 16-point lead was the largest of the game for the Deacons who limited Pitt the rest of the game.

Pitt (11-20), which was playing in its first ever ACC tournament, went more than 5 minutes without scoring during that stretch and never again got closer than down nine.

Asia Logan finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Pitt, which made just 21 of 61 field goals, including 4 of 19 from 3-point range, and was out-rebounded



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