UM Women Remain Undefeated

UM Women Remain Undefeated

JAMAICA, N.Y.–Sophomore Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) scored 26 points to lead the Miami women’s basketball to a 79-60 victory over St. John’s Saturday in Jamaica, N.Y.

The Hurricanes improve to 12-0 overall and 1-0 in BIG EAST play. St. John’s falls to 5-6 overall and 0-1 in conference action.

Miami won its seventh game in a row over the Red Storm and lead the all-time series 17-6.

Senior Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half. She grabbed five rebounds, four steals and four blocked shots in 22 minutes of action.

Freshman Imani Dhahabu (Vallejo, Calif.) scored a career-high 12 points in the win, while junior guard Yalonda McCormick (Miami, Fla.) added 11 points, seven rebounds, seven steals and six assists.

The game was tied five times with three lead changes in the first half. Miami took a two-point lead (13-11) with 14:31 in the first half on a lay-up from Dhahabu and never trailed again.

St. John’s tied the game 24-24 at 5:04 on a three-pointer from Kim MacMillan. The Hurricanes answered with a 13-4 run over the last five minutes to take a 37-28 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Broussard hit a jumper with 18 minutes to play in the game, sparking a 12-5 run which put Miami on top by 16 points (49-33) with 15:01 remaining in the game.

The Hurricanes maintained the double-digit lead over the Red Storm. Miami owned its largest lead of 20 points (79-59) with 37 seconds left in the game.

UM scored 29 points off of 23 SJU turnovers. The Hurricanes shot 50.8 percent from the field while the Red Storm shot 36.7 percent for the game.

Miami continues BIG EAST play traveling to face Villanova Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Villanova, Pa.