Women's Hoops: Tigers' offense finds its groove in exhibition blowout

Quinyotta Pettaway's 21 points, 20 rebounds lead Clemson past Limestone

Women's Basketball - Quinyotta Pettaway

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Women's Basketball - Quinyotta Pettaway

The Clemson women’s basketball team shot .565 from the field and hit 21-of-27 free throw attempts en route to a 95-48 win against Limestone in a Sunday exhibition contest. The game served as Clemson’s final dress rehearsal before opening the season on Friday at 4:00 pm against Davidson in Littlejohn Coliseum.

Nikki Dixon scored 19 of 26 points in the second half and went 10-12 from the field, and senior Quinyotta Pettaway put up a monster, 21-point, 20-rebound effort against the Saints. The Tigers turned 17 Limestone turnovers into 33 points, and scored 56 points in the paint in the victory.

Point guard Chelsea Lindsay had 16 points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals in guiding the Clemson offense, which hit 35 of its 62 shot attempts, including .608 from inside the arc.

Charmaine Tay added 15 points, 7 rebounds, three assists and three steals, as well as a couple of acrobatic finishes around the basket.

Clemson used a 20-0 run over a seven minute stretch in the first half to pull away, holding the Saints to an 0-13 mark from the field and seven turnovers during the span.

Player of the Game: Quinyotta Pettaway - The senior scored 21 points on 9-16 shooting and had 20 rebounds and three blocks down low

Stat of the Game: 33 Points off Turnovers - Although fewer than the 41 against Truett-McConnell on Tuesday, the Tigers’ 33 points of 17 turnovers represent an efficient conversion of Limestone’s mistakes. By contrast, the Saints scored just eight points off of 17 Clemson turnovers

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