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Women's Basketball Claims Tournament Title With 64-51 Win Over Western Michigan

Dec. 29, 2000

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla.–Dalia Clarke (Antigua, West Indies) was named Most Valuable Player of the Gatorade Holiday Classic after leading the University of Miami women’s basketball to a 64-51victory over Western Michigan to claim the championship title.

Miami (6-4) has not won the tournament since the 1997-98 season. Western Michigan falls to 2-8 on the season.George Mason claimed the consolation title after defeating New Hampshire 87-54.

Dalia Clarke (Antigua, West Indies) was named Most Valuable Player of the Gatorade Holiday Classic after leading the University of Miami women’s basketball to a 64-51victory over Western Michigan to claim the championship title.Clarke averaged 11 points, eight rebounds and 5.5 steals in the tournament.

Sheila James (Rubonia, Fla.) led the UM offense with 15 points, while Clarke grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds. Alicia Hartlaub (Schaefferstown, Pa.) an all-tournament team member and Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) added 12 points a piece.

Miami controlled the tempo of the game taking a 12-point lead (42-30) into the locker room at half time.

The Broncos got within five-points with 13:47 remaining in the game that was the closest they would get to the lead. Miami shot 40.8% for the game, while the Broncos shot 35.7%.

Miami outrebounded the Broncos 47-38, UM is 5-0 on the season when outrebounding an opponent.

The Hurricanes are back in action Tuesday Jan. 2 as they play host to Radford (5-7) at 2 p.m. in Knight Sports Complex.