Boykin, Douglas Lead Deacs To 73-68 Victory At Virginia

Feb. 25, 2013

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By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWBB)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Wake Forest guards Lakevia Boykin and Chelsea Douglas combined for 45 points to lead the Demon Deacons to a 73-68 overtime victory over Virginia Monday evening.

The win improves the Deacons to 12-16 on the year and 5-11 in the ACC. Virginia drops its fourth-straight and is now 15-12 overall and 7-9 in the conference.

Boykin led all scorers with 25 points on the night as she was 5-of-9 from beyond the arc and 8-of-14 from floor. Douglas was 8-of-16 from the floor and finished with 20 points and three assists. Both players played 43 of the 45 minutes.

Senior Sandra Garcia finished with 11 points and seven rebounds while Dearica Hamby chipped-in with 10 points and a pair of blocks. Fellow senior Asia Williams was held scoreless for the first time all season but she dished-out a career-high tying 10 assists. She has 28 assists in the last three games.

For Virginia, Sarah Imovbioh had a monster game, finishing with 18 points and 18 rebounds. She also had five steals and one block. Ataira Franklin chipped-in with 15 points and five rebounds.

Wake Forest shot 49 percent for the game and was 12-of-13 from the free throw line. Virginia won the battle on the boards 39-31 and had 19 turnovers compared to 21 for the Deacs.

The win was just the fifth all-time for the Deacons over Virginia and it was the first win in Charlottesville since 1978.

The first half started out back-and-forth until a three-pointer from Douglas gave the Deacons a 15-12 lead at the 13:10 mark. Wake would hold that lead the rest of the half. After a Douglas fast break lay-in, Boykin's second three-pointer of the half extended the lead out to 27-20. Virginia then went on a 6-0 run to trim the lead to one by a Garcia jumper with four seconds left sent the teams to the locker room with Wake in front 29-26.

The Deacons shot over 52 percent in the first half while holding Virginia to under 30 percent. Wake had 14 turnovers however and Virginia led 19-12 on the glass. Boykin paced all scorers with 12 points.

Wake pushed the lead out to five at the start of the second half but a 9-0 Virginia run, capped by a Jaryn Garner three-point play, gave the Hoos a 40-36 lead. After trading baskets for a couple of minutes, the lead ballooned to 50-44 with nine minutes to play.

Douglas then scored the next seven points for Wake on a pair of jumpers and a three-pointer from the wing to even the score at 51-51 with 5:35 left. The score stayed close the rest of the way as Simone Egwu and Garcia traded baskets with less than two minutes to play to even the score at 60-60. Virginia had three looks from close in the final 10 seconds of regulation but the Deacs held and the game headed to overtime.

Wake scored the first four points of overtime but Virginia answered with five-straight to take a 65-64 lead. A Garcia lay-in gave the lead back to the Deacs and with 23 seconds left, Boykin hit a huge three-pointer from the top of the arc to push the lead out to 71-66. Wake then held on in the final seconds for a 73-68 victory.

The Demon Deacons return home Thursday to host Virginia Tech on Senior Night at the Joel Coliseum. Wake Forest will honor its five seniors prior to the 6:30 p.m. tip-off.



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