No. 16 Houston Falls To Demon Deacons

    Houston's Jo Ann Overstreet, left, looks to pass around Wake Forest' Jennifer Johnson.
    Houston's Jo Ann Overstreet, left, looks to pass around Wake Forest' Jennifer Johnson.
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    Dec. 17, 2004

    Final Stats

    HONOLULU (AP) - Porsche Jones scored 18 points and Cotelia Bond-Young added 17, leading Wake Forest to a 65-57 victory over No. 19 Houston in the Paradise Classic on Friday night.

    Erin Ferrell added 12 points for Wake Forest (8-0), and Liz Strunk finished with 11 rebounds.

    Sancho Lyttle had 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead Houston (9-1). Daphne Andre added 13 points.

    Houston rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit and tied the score at 36-all 13:04 remaining. Wake Forest countered with a 19-7 run over the next nine minutes for a 55-43 lead with about four minutes left.

    Houston closed to within four points twice in the final 52 seconds, but Wake Forest (8-0) hit eight free throws to seal the victory.

    Trailing 16-11 with 11:13 left in the first half, Wake Forest went on a 20-0 run over the next eight minutes. Jones made two 3-pointers in the run and added a layup. Lyttle's basket with 2:32 left ended Houston's scoring drought, and the Lady Cougars added two free throws in the final minute to cut their halftime deficit to 33-20.


     

     

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