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Women's Basketball Beats William & Mary, 85-57

Women's Basketball Beats William & Mary, 85-57

Dec. 28, 2002

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla.-The Miami women’s basketball team advances to the championship game of the Gatorade Holiday Classic with an 85-57 victory over William & Mary Saturday night in Knight Sports Complex.

The Hurricanes (7-3) will face Maryland (6-4) at 7 p.m. Sunday night in Knight Sports Complex, while Cleveland State (1-7) and William & Mary (3-5) face off in the consolation game at 5 p.m.

Maryland beat Cleveland State in the first game of the tournament 76-62.

Miami has won four in a row and is a perfect 6-0 at home this season.

Senior Meghan Saake (Wellington, Fla.) led all scorers with 16 points, while Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) added 14 points in 18 minutes of action.

Shaquana Wilkins (Plymouth, Fla.) recorded a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds.Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) and Yalonda McCormick (Miami, Fla.) also scored in double-digits with 13 and 11 points respectively.

The Hurricanes opened the game on an 8-0 run and led for the remainder of the game.Miami owned a 12-point lead (42-30) at halftime. The Hurricanes lost the double-digit lead only once during the second half as the Tribe trailed by nine-points with 5:56 remaining in the game.

UM cruised to a 28-point victory over the Tribe as Saake hit a three-pointer to spark a 15-0 run over the last five minutes of the game.

Miami shot 53% from the field while W&M shot 32%.

The Miami/Maryland 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.