Thursday's local women's college basketball roundup: W&M gains first CAA triumph, dumping Towson alone in cellar

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At last, the proverbial monkey is off the back of William and Mary women's basketball coach Debbie Taylor and her players. The Tribe is in the Colonial Athletic Association win column.

Janine Aldridge had 15 points and four steals Thursday night as W&M (3-14, 1-5) gained its first CAA victory by defeating Towson 59-50 at Kaplan Arena.The Tribe, still stuck in a disappointing season, would like to use that victory as a boost for the balance of the CAA campaign.

Tanisha McTiller paced the Tigers (6-11, 0-6), who were dumped alone in last place, with 19 points.

ODU 68, Georgia State 45

Shae Kelley had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Jackie Cook netted 15 points at Constant Center as Old Dominion (13-5, 4-2 CAA) earned its second victory over the Panthers (9-8, 1-5) this season.

ACC

Ataira Franklin scored 18 points and Sarah Imovbioh had 13 points and nine rebounds as host Virginia (13-6, 5-3) beat Boston College 69-57. The Eagles fell to 8-10, 2-5. ...

Myisha Goodwin-Coleman had 12 points as host N.C. State (9-11, 1-7) rolled past Virginia Tech 58-39, holding the Hokies to 26 percent shooting. Monet Tellier had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Hokies (7-11, 1-6). ...

Elizabeth Williams of Virginia Beach had 13 rebounds and 12 points as No. 4 Duke (17-1, 7-0) won 60-46 at Clemson (5-13, 1-6).

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Freshman Precious Hall had 20 points and seven steals as James Madison (11-7, 5-1 CAA) won 71-55 at George Mason. ...

Campbell (13-6, 5-3 Big South) won 83-77 over visiting Radford (10-7, 5-3) in overtime.

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