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The Hurricanes Top St. John's, 85-74

Feb. 10, 2004

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla.-The University of Miami women’s basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with an 85-74 victory over visiting St. John’s University Tuesday night at the Convocation Center.

The Hurricanes improve to 17-4 overall and 6-4 in the BIG EAST, while the Red Storm fall to 9-13 overall and 3-8 in conference.

Five Miami players scored in double-figures in the winning effort. Tamara James (Dania, Fla.) led the team with 21 points, while Shaquana Wilkins (Plymouth, Fla.) added 19 points and seven rebounds.

Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds in 15 minutes of action. She was a perfect seven-of-seven from the free throw line.

Tatjana Marincic (Mississauga, Ontario) came off the bench to score her career-high 12 points and six rebounds in 19 minutes of action. Melissa Knight (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored all 11 of her points in the first half.

Miami took the lead to start the game and never trailed the Red Storm. The Hurricanes owned a 38-31 advantage at halftime.

SJU pulled within six points with 1:31 left in the game, but Miami went six-of-eight from the free-throw line in the final minute to secure its eighth consecutive win over the Red Storm.

Miami leads the all-time series 18-6 over SJU. The Hurricanes shot 48.3 percent from the field, while SJU shot 32.8 percent.

The Hurricanes return to action traveling to face No. 21 Virginia Tech Saturday at 2 p.m.