Women's Basketball Defeats West Virginia, 84-68

Feb. 7, 2001

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla.–Sheila James (Rubonia, Fla.) earned her first double-double of the season with 17 points and a career-high 10 assists to lead the University of Miami’s women’s basketball team to an 84-68 victory over visiting West Virginia in Wednesday’s BIG EAST matchup.

The Hurricanes improve to 11-10 overall and 4-6 in the BIG EAST, while the Mountaineers fall to 4-17 overall and 2-8 in conference play.

Miami leads the all-time series with WVU 10-1 and has beaten the Mountaineers seven times in a row.

For the first time this season, five UM players scored double-digits. Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) scored 14 points, while Dalia Clarke (Antigua, West Indies) added 12 points and eight rebounds.

Alicia Hartlaub (Schaefferstown, Pa.) scored 11 points and picked up seven boards, while Shaquana Wilkins (Plymouth, Fla.) came off of the bench to add 11 points in 15 minutes of action.

Miami opened the game on a 19-2 run, taking the 17-point lead with 15:33 left in the half. WVU answered right back, taking control with a 17-0 run to tie the game with 10:28 remaining.

The lead would toggle back and fourth until, Camilla Osth hit a jumper at 6:03 to spark a 13-0 Miami run.

The Hurricanes closed out the half with a 40-29 lead over WVU.

In the second half the Mountaineers cut Miami’s lead to seven (50-43) with 14:43 left in the game, but that was the closest they would come. The Hurricanes led the entire second half and cruised to a 16-point victory.

The Hurricanes have won two in a row and are currently tied with Syracuse for eighth place in the BE standings.

The Miami/West Virginia game will air on Fox SportsNet Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Miami is back in action traveling to face Seton Hall Saturday at 2 p.m. in South Orange, NJ.