Women's Basketball Beats William & Mary, 85-57
Dec. 28, 2002
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.
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.