Miami Topples Texas State 92-67
Dec. 16, 2006
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior Albrey Grimsley knocked down a career-high 20 points, hitting 9-of-12 attempts from the floor, to lead Miami past Texas State 92-67 Saturday night at the BankUnited Center.
Grimsley was one of five Hurricanes (8-3) to score double figures against the Bobcats (6-4) as Miami improved its home unbeaten streak to a perfect 6-0.
Texas State’s only lead of the game came less than a minute in when Ashely Leffingwell, who finished with 13 points, scored the first basket of the game.
Following Leffingwell’s bucket UM junior Maurita Reid scored three of her 14 points and Miami never looked back, eventually taking a 42-31 lead into the break.
Maintaining a comfortable lead through most of the second half, the Hurricanes wouldn’t let Texas State within 11 points of the lead and jump out to as much as a 30-point lead with less than two minutes remaining before taking the 25-point, 92-67 victory.
Grimsley’s mark of 20 points topped her previous personal-high of 18 set her freshman season.
As a team, the Hurricanes hit a season-high 53.7 percent from the field while out-rebounding Texas State 51-34.
Senior guard Renee Taylor scored 15 points while junior guard Carla Williams, who nearly recorded her second double-double with nine rebounds, and freshman guard Eboni Sadler each came off the bench to score 10 points.
Miami returns to action Tuesday, traveling to Houston for a 9 p.m. (EST) match-up.