Women's Basketball Wins Third Straight

Women's Basketball Wins Third Straight

Nov. 25, 2003

Box Score

TAMPA, Fla.-Yalonda McCormick (Miami, Fla.) scored 18 points to lead the Miami women’s basketball team to a 62-55 victory over South Florida Tuesday night in Tampa, Fla.

The Hurricanes improve to 3-0 on the season while the Bulls fall to 1-2 overall.

The teams traded baskets early in the first half until South Florida took the 16-15 lead at 8:09. The Bulls continued to build on the one-point lead taking a six-point advantage 32-26 into the locker room at the half.

Both teams made only 12 field goals shooting 34.3 percent in the first half. USF held the advantage hitting eight-of-eight from the free throw line, while Miami was zero for one from the charity stripe.

USF increased its lead to eight with 16:59 remaining in the game and then went scoreless for the next six minutes. The Hurricanes took advantage of the scoring drought and went on an 11-0 run to take the 39-36 lead with 11:35 to play.

The Bulls tied the game two more times before Miami went on an 8-0 run to take its largest lead of eight (49-41) at 7:33.

USF pulled within three of Miami (58-55) with 1:48 remaining in the game but missed three shots in a row before turning the ball over with 28 seconds left in the game.

The Bulls were forced to foul the Hurricanes. McCormick knocked in four-of-six free throws in the last 28 seconds to secure the win over the Bulls.

McCormick dished out seven assists and grabbed five rebounds.

Melissa Knight (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored 13 points and picked up five rebounds, while Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) added 10 points and seven boards.

Miami shot 35.9 percent from the field for the game, while USF shot 30.4 percent. The Bulls out-rebounded Miami 55 to 39.

The Hurricanes forced 20 USF turnovers while committing 14 of their own.

Miami travels to Moraga, Calif., facing Weber State Friday at 5 p.m. PST in the first round of the Saint Mary’s Tournament.