2:00 PM ET, December 11, 2005
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Tiffany Stansbury had 23 points and six rebounds to lead No. 25 North Carolina State past Delaware State 76-58 on Sunday.Ashley Key scored 10 of her 14 points after halftime for the Wolfpack (6-2), who dominated the second half to remain unbeaten in five home games this year. N.C. State improved to 22-1 all-time against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teams.Raquel Collier scored 23 points to lead the Hornets (4-2), who went into the break tied at 34.The Wolfpack shot 55 percent for the game, but the Hornets took a 35-29 rebounding edge against a team that had outrebounded every opponent by at least five boards.Trailing 40-38, the Wolfpack tied the game at 40 on a putback by Stansbury with 16:21 left in the game. Then, Key put N.C. State ahead to stay when she jumped in front of a pass from Ashlee Burbage and raced in for a layup and a 42-40 lead with 16 minutes left.Key had six straight points, and N.C. State took control a few minutes later with an 11-0 run, which began with a layup by Marquetta Dickens for a 52-46 lead with 11:52 left.Stansbury scored twice in the spurt, which ended with a jumper from Monica Pope for a 61-46 lead with 7:13 to play. Stansbury finished 11-for-14 from the floor and had three blocks in 28 minutes, including 5-for-5 shooting after the break.Key went 4-for-5 in the second half and finished with seven assists and three steals. The Wolfpack shot 61 percent in the second half.Delaware State had five straight misses during the decisive run and shot 9-for-24 in the second half.