Women's Basketball Defeats Georgetown, 52-46
Feb. 3, 2001
CORAL GABLES, Fla.–Dalia Clarke (Antigua, West Indies) scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the University of Miami women’s basketball team to a 52-46 BIG EAST victory over visiting Georgetown Saturday night.
Miami improves to 10-10 overall and 3-6 in BIG EAST play, while the Hoyas drop to 13-8 overall and 5-5 in conference.
UM improves to 10-7 in the all-time series with Georgetown, while snapping a five-game losing streak.
Clarke committed her third double-double of the season. Sheila James (Rubonia, Fla.) scored 14 points and pulled down six boards in the winning effort.
Georgetown jumped out early in the game, opening with a 6-2 run with 16:45 remaining in the half. The Hoyas continued to build their lead, Porshia Jones hit a 3-pointer with 10:00 on the clock to put GU on top 20-11. Miami answered right back as James hit a 3-pointer to cut the GU lead to six at 9:36.
The Hurricanes went on an 11-0 run to take a 26-21 lead with 5:07 left in the half. The Hoyas went on a 5-0 run to end the first half, knotting the game up 26-all at halftime.
The Hurricanes opened the second half with a 13-1 run, sparked by a 3-pointer from James to take a 39-27 lead with 13:48 remaining in the game. The Hoyas came right back going on an 11-0 run to cut Miami’s lead to 39-38 with 8:18 left to play.
The Hoyas were able to take the lead (44-42) at 2:24 on a made jumper by Zsuzanna Horvath. Clarke hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put UM back on top in the final minutes of the game.
The Hoyas were forced to foul and UM hit three-of-six foul shots to secure the six-point win.
The Hurricanes outrebounded the Hoyas 49-40. Miami shot 37.0% from the field, compared to 29.9% for GU.
Freshman Rebekkah Brunson scored a game-high 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the losing effort. This marks the ninth double-double of the season for Brunson and the third in a row. She leads the BIG EAST in double-doubles.
The Hurricanes are back in action Wednesday night at 7 p.m. playing host to West Virginia in a BIG EAST matchup.