Women's Basketball Falls To Seton Hall, 69-61
Feb. 10, 2001
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ–The University of Miami women’s basketball team fell 69-61 to Seton Hall Saturday afternoon in a hard fought BIG EAST matchup in Walsh Gymnasium.
The Hurricanes fall to 11-11 overall and 4-7 in the BIG EAST, while the Pirates improve to 16-6 overall and 9-2 in conference.
The win for the Pirates snapped a seven-game win streak for Miami over SHU, dating back to the 1995-96 season.
Sheila James (Rubonia, Fla.) committed her second double-double of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds in 40 minutes of action.
Miami opened the game on an 11-3 run with 15:23 remaining in the game. The Pirates answered back going on a 5-0 run to cut Miami’s lead to three with 12:36 left in the half.
SHU took the lead (16-15) at 11:49 on a layup from leading scorer Arminda Moreno. UM tied the game at 11:43 (17-17) on a jumper from James.
The Pirates went on a 9-1 run to take the lead and stayed on top the remainder of the half. SHU took a 14-point advantage (39-25) into the locker room at halftime.
Miami got within six-points with 13:24 left in the game (45-39), but the Pirates were quick to answer back with a 6-0 run to regain the double-digit lead.
Alicia Hartlaub connected on two free throw shots to cut SHU’s lead to seven with :20 seconds remaining in the game, but that was the closest the Hurricanes would come before time expired.
The Hurricanes shot 32.9% from the field for the game, compared to 42.9% for the Pirates.
Miami is back home for a two-game series, playing host to St. John’s Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Knight Sports Complex.