Feb. 12, 1998

Cavs Lose to North Carolina State

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Chastity Melvin scored a season-high 30 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 11 North Carolina State to a 70-63 victory over No. 12 Virginia on Thursday night.

The Wolfpack moved into a first-place tie with No. 13 Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils beat No. 5 North Carolina, 83-70, on Thursday night.

North Carolina State (19-4, 10-3 ACC), which made only 2 of 8 3-point shots, pounded the ball inside to Melvin, who was 11-of-17 from the field and on 8-of-12 from the foul line.

Tynesha Lewis had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolfpack.

walker photo
DeMya Walker scored 20 points for the Cavs.

DeMya Walker led Virginia (17-6, 8-5) with 20 points and 14 rebounds.

The Wolfpack led by as many as nine points in the first half, but the Cavaliers went on an 11-0 run to take a 34-28 lead at halftime. NC State regained control in the second half behind the play of Melvin and Lewis.

The Wolfpack opened the second half with a 16-4 run to take a 44-41 lead with 13:48 remaining. Melvin sparked the run with 11 points and a steal.

NC State maintained the lead the rest of the way, but pushed it to double-figures only once, at 66-56, with 1:47 left.