Women's Basketball Storms Past St. John's, 80-43
Feb. 14, 2001
CORAL GABLES, Fla.–The University of Miami women’s basketball team used its best shooting night of the season, shooting 51.7% from the field to storm past visiting St. John’s 80-43 in a BIG EAST matchup Wednesday night.
Miami improves to 12-11 overall and 5-7 in the BIG EAST, while the Red Storm fall to 7-16 overall and 2-10 in the conference.
Sheila James hit three three-pointers moving her into second place on Miami’s all-time career list for the most three-pointers made. James now has 94 three-pointer in her career, and is second on the list behind Desma Thomas with 152.
She scored 13 points and dished out six assists. Dalia Clarke (Antigua, West Indies) also scored 13 points hitting six-of-six from the field, including 11-second half points.
Amanda Papuga (Oak Brook, Ill.) came off of the bench to lead UM with a career-high seven assists.
St. John’s had a two-point lead (4-2) with 16:16 left in the first half, that was the only lead of the game for the Red Storm.
Miami went on a 9-0 run sparked by a three-pointer from James, taking the lead (14-5) with 12:36 in the half.
St. John’s answered back with a 6-0 run cutting Miami’s lead to three (14-11) with 10:36 on the clock.
The Hurricanes closed out the half with a 10-0 run to take the 31-19 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Miami continued to build the lead in the second half, never losing its double-digit advantage. The Red Storm got within 12-points (33-21) with 18:47 left in the game, but that was the closest they would come. Miami shot 52.9% from the field in the second half-outscoring SJU 49-24.
The Hurricanes are back in action Saturday night at 7 p.m. as they play host to Pittsburgh.