Miami Wins Saint Mary's Tournament

Miami Wins Saint Mary's Tournament

Nov. 29, 2003

Box Score

MORAGA, Calif.-The Miami women’s basketball team beat Bradley University 70-52 in the Championship game of the Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic Saturday night in Moraga, Calif.

The Hurricanes improve to 5-0 on the season, the best start since the 1989-90 season. Bradley falls to 1-3 on the year after beating host Saint Mary’s in overtime Friday night.

All five Miami starters scored in double-digits. Shaquana Wilkins (Plymouth, Fla.) recorded her second double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 27 minutes of action.

Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) and Melissa Knight (Philadelphia, Pa.) also scored 14 points a piece, while Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) and Yalonda McCormick (Miami, Fla.) added 10 points each.

The lead changed times seven times in the first five minutes of play, until Miami went on a 10-0 run to take a 23-11 lead with 10:54 in the half.

The Hurricanes continued to build on their lead taking a 42-26 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

Miami continued to dominate the second half, holding its largest lead of 32 points (68-36) with seven minutes remaining in the game.

The Braves made a 16-2 over the last seven minutes but were unable to catch Miami.

The Hurricanes shot 41.2 percent from the field, compared to 37.7 percent for Bradley.

Miami hosts FIU in its home opener Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Convocation Center.