Women's Hoops Falls To No. 11 Rutgers
Jan. 5, 2000
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.