In a challenging matchup against the formidable NC State Wolfpack, Clemson's women's basketball team faced a tough loss with a final score of 49-71. The game, held on Clemson's home court, highlighted the team's struggle to maintain momentum against the relentless power of their opponents.
Clemson's offensive struggles were evident throughout the game, with a field goal percentage of 19/53, a three-point shooting percentage of 6/23, and a 5/6 performance from the free-throw line. In contrast, NC State showcased its offensive prowess with a 30/67 field goal percentage, 6/19 from beyond the arc, and a 5/11 record in free throw shots.
The Wolfpack, entering the game with a stellar 16-2 record, lived up to their potential, keeping Clemson on the back foot. Despite occasional glimpses where it seemed like NC State might relent, they powered through, maintaining a significant lead and securing the victory.
Clemson's 6-game losing streak added pressure to close out the game successfully, but the team fell short in the face of NC State's relentless performance. Guard Ruby Whitehorn emerged as a critical player for Clemson, leading the team with 36 minutes of playtime, two rebounds, three assists, and contributing 11 points. Whitehorn's significance to the team was evident, even in a low-scoring game.
Looking ahead, Clemson Women's Basketball has an opportunity to rebound as they face Wake Forest in their upcoming Military Appreciation game. With Wake Forest entering the matchup with a 4-15 record, there's optimism for Clemson to break their losing streak and regain momentum in the season. The team will be eager to capitalize on this chance for redemption and showcase their resilience on the court.
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