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Hurricanes Bounce No. 20 Boston College, 70-66

Hurricanes Bounce No. 20 Boston College, 70-66

Jan 10, 2004

Box Score

BOSTON (AP)Yalonda McCormick scored 14 of her 23 points in the final sixminutes, leading No. 24 Miami to a 70-66 win over 20th-ranked Boston College onSaturday.

Tamara James scored 11 points, and Shaquana Wilkins and Hutashi Wilson eachhad 10 each for the Hurricanes (13-1), who were coming off their first loss ofthe season after opening with 12 straight wins.

Jessalyn Deveny led the Eagles (12-2) with 17 points. Kathrin Ress and ClareDroesch added 12 points apiece.

Amber Jacobs, BC’s leading scorer, was held to just two points on 1-for-10shooting, and the Eagles committed a season-high 26 turnovers.

The smaller Hurricanes took the lead for good at 49-46 when McCormick hit a3-pointer from the left side with 5:47 left.

After two free throws by Deveny cut the deficit to 51-50, McCormick hitanother 3, making it 54-50 with 4:15 left.

BC didn’t come closer than three points the rest of the way. When the Eaglesdid close within 61-58, McCormick scored on a driving basket with 59 secondsleft.

Miami, which entered the Top 25 on Jan. 5 for the first time since the1992-93 season, lost to Villanova 58-55 on Wednesday.

BC, which nearly equaled its season high of turnovers for a game with 16 inthe first half alone, overcame its sloppy start with an 11-0 run over the final2:45 to take a 29-27 halftime lead.