RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myisha Goodwin-Coleman scored 16 points to go over 1,000 in her career and Len'Nique Brown scored all 14 of her points in the second half to help 14th-ranked North Carolina State hold off Wake Forest 74-69 Thursday night.
Markeisha Gatling led North Carolina State with 19 points and Kody Burke 14 as the Wolfpack (20-3, 7-2 ACC) won their fourth straight game in debuting their highest ranking since December 2001 when they were No. 10.
Brown scored 12 points in a row to help repel the Demon Deacons, leaving the Wolfpack ahead 65-61 with 4:03 remaining. Krystal Barrett then scored the next five Wolfpack points for a nine-point lead. Wake Forest got to within three with 47 seconds left but Burke's two free throws with 5 seconds left secured the win.
Chelsea Douglas scored 17 points for Wake Forest (12-11, 3-7) with Dearica Hamby adding 15 and Millesa Calicott 13.