Women's Basketball Hosts The Gatorade Holiday Classic

Women's Basketball Hosts The Gatorade Holiday Classic

Dec. 27, 2002

CORAL GABLES, Fla.- The University of Miami women’s basketball team (6-3) returns to action hosting the annual Gatorade Holiday Classic, Dec. 28-29 at Knight Sports Complex.

Cleveland State (1-6) and Maryland (5-4) meet in the first round at 5 p.m. Saturday, followed by the Hurricanes vs. William & Mary (3-4) at 7 p.m. Play continues Sunday with the consolation game at 5 p.m. and the championship at 7 p.m.

The Hurricanes are coming off an 85-66 win over Eastern Michigan last Saturday.

Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) led the team to victory scoring a game-high 24 points.

The freshman earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season. She averaged 27.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.0 steals in the 3-0 week for UM.

James also leads the UM offense averaging 25.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

The Hurricanes are undefeated at home this season with a perfect 5-0 record in Knight Sports Complex.

William & Mary lost its last outing, falling 75-62 to Richmond on Friday Dec. 20. Sophomore

Megan Baier leads the Tribe averaging 11.3 points per game.

The Miami/William & Mary game will be broadcast live on WVUM (90.5 FM) or via the internet at hurricanesports.com.

For ticket information contact the Hurricane Ticket Office at 305-284-CANES in Dade or 1-800-GO-CANES.