Clemson Women’s Basketball jumped out to a 16-0 lead before the Radford Highlanders dented the scoreboard in a 81-38 win Tuesday afternoon before 767 fans in Littlejohn Coliseum.
Brie Perpignan scored 22 points on 9 of 12 shooting, including 3 of 3 from three-point range, Daish Bradford had 12 points, while Ruby Whitehorn contributed 10 points and Hannah Hank grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the Tigers.
Clemson moves to 9-4 on the season and was coming off a defeat at No. 8 North Carolina State on Sunday.
The Highlanders (4-7) were never in the game, going scoreless until a Maci Rhoades jumper with 3:29 left in the first quarter and trailing 26-9 after the first period.
Clemson extended the lead to 45-21 at the half and 65-30 after three periods on their way to the rout of the Big South team.
Rhoades and Rachel Lalonde had 8 points apiece, while Ashlyn Traylor chipped in 7 for Radford.
Eleven of the twelve Tigers to see the court scored on the afternoon.
The Tigers dominated in the paint, outscoring the Highlanders 34-12 in close, while Radford committed 22 turnovers to 15 for Clemson.
Clemson also outrebounded Radford 49-34 on the game, while collecting 15 offensive rebounds.
The Tigers shot 47.1% from the field, including 42.9% from three-point range on the afternoon, while making 8 of 12 free throws.
Meanwhile, Radford shot 24.6% from the field, 33.3% from three-point range and 55.6% from the line.
With the large lead, the Tigers substituted liberally, getting 96 minutes and 27 points from their bench.
Clemson Women’s Basketball finishes their non-conference schedule with dominating win
This was the last non-conference game for the Tigers and 17 consecutive ACC Conference games lie ahead for Amanda Butler’s team.
It’s a tough road ahead for the Tigers, who have already played No. 1 South Carolina, No. 25 Kansas State and No. 8 North Carolina State.
Ahead remains No. 8 Virginia Tech, No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 6 North Carolina, among other good teams.
Clemson looks to improve upon last season’s 10-21 and 3-15 in the ACC records, though the Tigers did beat Syracuse in the ACC Tournament and falling to Virginia Tech.