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Brenda Frese wins her 250th game as Maryland tops Wake Forest, 70-65

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Friday, February 12, 2010

The Maryland Terrapins got a win over Wake Forest on the road using stellar free throw shooting to edge the Demon Deacons, 70-65. The Terps extended their win streak against Wake Forest to nine and gave Coach Brenda Frese her 250th career win.

Frese is now seven wins away from her 200th victory with the Terrapins. She is on pace to hit the 200-win plateau faster than any other coach in Maryland women's basketball history.

Wake Forest's seven three-pointers threatened Maryland's lead, but the Terrapins (17-8, 4-6 ACC) made 14 straight free throws in the second half to hold off the Demon Deacons (15-10, 5-5).

-- VIRGINIA 69, MIAMI 63: Paulisha Kellum scored 10 points in overtime to lead the Cavaliers to a road victory over the Hurricanes.

Monica Wright led Virginia (18-6, 7-3 ACC) in scoring with 24 points in the team's first overtime game of the season.

Miami (16-8, 3-6) was led by Shenise Johnson's double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds.

-- UNC WILMINGTON 51, GEORGE MASON 47: A three-pointer inside the final 20 seconds by Whitney Simmons allowed the Seahawks to notch a home win over the Patriots.

Junior Brittany Poindexter led all scorers with 15 points for George Mason (8-15, 1-11 Colonial Athletic Association). Brittany Blackwell led Wilmington (3-9, 8-15) with 11 points and eight rebounds.

-- VIRGINIA TECH 68, SAVANNAH STATE 41: Despite being down two at halftime, the Hokies ran away from the Tigers in their final nonconference game of the year.

Savannah State (9-18) has lost 14 of its last 15 games.

Sophomore Shanel Harrison had a career night for Virginia Tech (13-11), scoring a personal-best 18 points while tying a career-high with four blocked shots, and added eight rebounds, four assists and two steals.

-- LEHIGH 54, NAVY 53: The Midshipmen missed a last-second shot to allow the Ladyhawks to escape Annapolis with a win.

Lehigh (21-3, 8-1) is tied for first place in the Patriot League, while Navy (12-12, 4-5) fell back into a three-way tie for third place.


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