Women's Basketball Wins Seventh Straight
Jan. 8, 2003
SYRACUSE, NY-The Miami women’s basketball team extends its winning streak to seven in a row with an 85-68 victory over Syracuse Wednesday night at Manley Field House.
This is the longest winning streak for the Hurricanes (10-3, 2-0 in the BIG EAST) since the 1992-93 season and the first 2-0 BIG EAST start since 1998-99.
The Orangewomen fall to 5-8 overall and 0-2 in conference.
Freshman Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) led all scorer’s with 30 points, six points shy of her career-high of 36. James recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 30 points 10 rebounds. She has led the Hurricanes in scoring in 12-of-13 games this season.
Miami improves to 14-5 in the all-time series with Syracuse.
The Orangewomen led for the first few minutes of the game until the Hurricanes took a 13-12 lead on a lay-up by James with 13:56 remaining in the first half. Miami controlled the tempo of the game from that point on.
UM owned a 41-29 lead at halftime and continued to build on the lead in the second half.
Syracuse cut Miami’s lead to eight points with 9:14 left in the game on a made three-pointer from Julie McBride. This was the closest the Orangewomen would come as Miami went on an 8-0 to re-gain the double-digit lead.
Four Miami players scored in double-digits with James leading the way with 30, Shaquana Wilkins (Plymouth, Fla.) scored 14, while Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) and Yalonda McCormick (Miami, Fla.) scored 11 and 10 respectively.
Point guard McCormick finished with nine assists and eight steals.
Miami shot 47.9% from the field, compared to 48.1% for Syracuse.
The Hurricanes scored 43 points off of Syracuse’s 30 turnovers. UM stole the ball 21 times.
April Jean led the Orangewomen with 23 points and 15 rebounds.
Miami concludes its three-game road swing facing No. 16/17 Notre Dame Saturday at Noon in South Bend.