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Taylor's 42 Points Can't Help Hurricanes at Houston

Taylor's 42 Points Can't Help Hurricanes at Houston

Dec. 19, 2006

Box Score

HOUSTON, Texas. – Senior guard Renee Taylor’s school record-breaking 42-point effort was not enough as Miami fell at Houston 82-73 Tuesday night at Hofheinz Pavillion.

Taylor, who tied the UM (8-4) single-game record with seven three-pointers against the Cougars (3-7), surpassed the previous Miami scoring record of 41 set by both Maria Rivera (Feb. 25, 1988 vs. UCF) and Frances Savage (March 8, 1992 vs. Providence).

Led by Taylor, who scored each of the game’s first seven points, Miami fought off the Cougars for most of the first half until UH put together a 7-0 run to close out the half tied at 37-37.

Houston saw its first lead of the game just over one minute into the second half and nine minutes later, Miami found itself down 11 following back-to-back three-pointers by UH’s Alona Obaze.

The Hurricanes cut the lead to four at 61-57 with 7:28 showing, but Houston responded with seven unanswered points and wouldn’t let UM back within two baskets for the remainder of the game.

Four Cougars scored in double figures led by Tye Jackson’s 21.

UM junior guard Maurita Reid finished with 11 points followed by Brittany Denson’s nine-point, 10-rebound outing. Sophomore guard LaToya Cunningham set a career-high with nine rebounds.