Women's Basketball Falls In Overtime To Seton Hall

Women's Basketball Falls In Overtime To Seton Hall

Feb. 26, 2003

Box Score

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ-The Miami women’s basketball team fell in overtime to Seton Hall 78-71 at Walsh Gym in South Orange, NJ Wednesday night.

The Hurricanes drop to 15-10 overall and 7-7 in the BIG EAST. Seton Hall improves to 13-11 overall and 7-7 in the conference.

Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) led Miami with 19 points, while Yalonda McCormick (Miami, Fla.) finished with 17 points.

Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) came off of the bench to score 17 points in 22 minutes of action. Alicia Hartlaub (Schaefferstown, Pa.) led Miami with eight rebounds and added nine points.

Miami led by as many as 11 in the first half and by nine early in the second half, but the Pirates battled back to take their first lead of the game with 1:41 left, 60-59, on two free throws by senior Cecilia Lindqvist.

Leslie Ardon hit a free throw with 1:18 left to give the Pirates a two-point lead, but Broussard connected on a layup with 28 seconds left that tied the game.

McCormick missed a jumper as time expired in regulation that sent the game to overtime.

Seton Hall jumped out early to start the overtime period, scoring the first six points, and Miami never recovered.

After James hit two free throws, Ardon answered with a layup that made it 69-63.

Miami again cut the lead to four on a Broussard layup, but Ardon connected on two free throwswith 1:18 left that made it a six-point game again (71-65). Seton Hall hit 9-of-10 free throws in overtime.

Seton Hall shot 18-of-22 from the free-throw line (81.8 percent), while Miami hit 14-of-21.

The Pirates shot 43.1 percent in the game (28-of-65), and held Miami to 40.6 percent (26-of-64), including just 34.3 percent (12-of-35) in the second half and overtime.

The Hurricanes are back in action Saturday at Noon facing No. 21 Boston College for the second time this season.