James Leads UM Past Fairleigh Dickinson, 100-62, in Impressive Outing

James Leads UM Past Fairleigh Dickinson, 100-62, in Impressive Outing

Dec. 2, 2005

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior forward Tamara James scored an impressive 31 points in just 15 minutes of action as the University of Miami women’s basketball cruised past Fairleigh Dickinson, 100-62, Friday night at the BankUnited Center.

James, who added five rebounds and three steals, hit 8-of-14 from the field and a perfect 11-for-11. James’ 11-for-11 effort from the free throw line tied the school record for free throw percentage in a game (1.000).

All 11 active players on the UM (4-1) roster scored at least two points against the Knights (2-3) in Miami’s first 100-point scoring outing since a 111-point effort against Morris Brown on Nov. 25, 2002.

As a team, the Hurricanes forced the Knights into 30 turnovers as all but two UM players recorded at least one steal and all but one Hurricane had at least one rebound.

Senior guard Melissa Knight, who finished the night with 18 points, going 7-of-8 from the field, hit the game’s first basket with a three-pointer and the Hurricanes never looked back, leading by as much as 28 in the first half.

Miami continued to roll in the second half, jumping up by as much as 46 points at 87-41 with 8:40 left to play before going on to take the 38-point victory.

Junior center Imani Dhahabu led the Hurricanes with seven rebounds adding seven points while freshman center Brittany Denson came off the bench to pull down six rebounds with three blocks.

The Hurricanes return to action tomorrow, facing Siena at 5 p.m.