Quinn Leads Wake Forest Past La Salle
Milan Quinn
Nov. 25, 2015

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWBB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Junior Milan Quinn had a career day to lead the Wake Forest women's basketball team to a 61-53 win over La Salle on Wednesday at the LJVM Coliseum. The forward recorded her third double-double with career highs in points (20) and rebounds (14).

With the win the Demon Deacons improve to 4-1 and remain undefeated at home this season. La Salle dropped to 0-4.

Quinn led all players with 20 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs. It was her third double-double of the season. Freshman Ariel Stephenson also scored in double figures with 14 points while freshman Kortni Simmons added eight points and nine rebounds.

Adreana Miller and Amy Griffin each scored 13 points to lead La Salle. Ashanti Freeland grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

After a slow start to the game the Demon Deacons ended the first quarter on an 8-2 run to take a 17-13 lead. Wake Forest continued the run in the second quarter with a 13-0 run to open the period. The stingy Deacon defense kept La Salle from scoring until the 2:28 mark in the quarter. In that time the Deacs built a 26-17 lead. The Explorers broke through with a layup by Griffin. Her bucket sparked a 8-2 run for La Salle that cut Wake Forest's lead to 28-25 at the half.

Stephenson and Simmons combined for the first 11 points of the second half and the Deacs held a 39-34 lead with 4:28 to play in the third quarter. Wake Forest held a 45-43 lead heading in to the final period.

In the fourth quarter the Demon Deacons pulled away, building an 11 point lead with 3:49 remaining in the game. Quinn stole the ball and went all the way down the court for a layup. She was fouled on the play and made the free throw to give the Deacs a 58-47 lead. Wake Forest held the advantage for a 61-53 victory.

Wake Forest heads back on the road with a trip to Washington, D.C. to face American on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. Last year the Demon Deacons topped the Eagles 87-71 at the LJVM Coliseum.

 

 

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