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Women's Basketball Downs FAU 87-50

Nov. 20, 2000

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla.-Five University of Miami women’s basketball players scored in double digits en route to an 87-50 victory over Florida Atlantic in the season opener Monday night at Knight Sports Complex on the UM campus.

Miami improves to 1-0 on the season, while FAU falls to 0-2. The Hurricanes are undefeated against the Owls, boasting an impressive 12-0 all-time record.

UM shot 44.2 percent from the field in the first half to build a 45-20 halftime lead and cruised from there.

Sophomore point guard Amanda Papuga (Oak Brook, Ill.) led the Hurricane offense with 13 points, while teammate junior guard Sheila James (Rubonia, Fla.) added 11 points. Senior guard Dalia Clarke pulled down a game-high of 10 boards.

Sophomore’s Meghan Saake (Wellington, Fla.) and Alicia Hartlaub (Schaefferstown, Penn.) along with freshman Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) chipped in with 10 points apiece.

Miami opened the game with a 21-4 run and continued to build the lead throughout the first half. The Hurricanes proved too much for FAU closing out the game with a 37-point lead.

Miami scored 42 points on 42 turovers by FAU. Miami shot 42.0 percent from the field for the game, compared to 25.5 percent for FAU.

Ruta Griniute led FAU with 14 points, while Jill Banse added 10.

The Hurricanes are back in action traveling to face Northwestern Friday night at 7 p.m. in Evanston, Ill.