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Women's Hoops Falls To No. 11 Rutgers

Women's Hoops Falls To No. 11 Rutgers

Jan. 5, 2000

Box Score

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – Shawnetta Stewart scored 13 of her 15 points in thesecond half as No. 11 Rutgers shut down Miami in the final 8:20 for a 65-45 BigEast Conference victory Wednesday night.

Stewart left the game just seven minutes into the first half with a deepthigh bruise just above the left knee. She returned in the second half and,after a few tentative minutes, began to assert herself with drives to thebasket and long-range shots.

Rutgers (9-2 overall, 2-0 Big East) built a 37-21 first-half lead, mainlyfrom the foul line, where it hit 13 of 16. The Scarlet Knights finished 16 of21 from the line.

Miami (6-5, 0-1) made a 17-3 run at Rutgers in the second half, cutting thedeficit to 40-38 with 13:43 to play. Stewart and Davalyn Cunningham scored sixand five points, respectively, in a 13-5 run that gave Rutgers a 51-43 leadwith 8:44 to play.

Alicia Hartlaub made two free throws with 8:20 to play, but it would be thelast points Miami would score as Rutgers relied on defense and the Hurricanes’poor shot selection.

Usha Gilmore added 10 points for Rutgers. Sheila James scored 12 points andHartlaub and Dalia Clarke each had 10 for Miami.