Hurricanes Win Exhibition over DT3, 86-57
Oct. 31, 2007
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – – Senior Albrey Grimsley and sophomore Eboni Sadler each scored 12 points to lead four players in double figures as the University of Miami women’s basketball team defeated DT3, 86-57, in an exhibition game Wednesday night at the BankUnited Center.
Sophomore Charmaine Clark added 11 points while senior Maurita Reid had 10 points. Miami shot 45.2 percent from the field connecting on 33-of-73 field goals. Thirteen different Hurricanes scored in the game. The Hurricanes made 14-of-18 free throws in the contest. Stacyanne Brown led DT3 with a game-high 17 points.
Sadler, who last played in a game for UM last December, helped UM build a 29-point halftime lead with eight first-half points. She finished 4-for-9 from the field. Senior center Carla Williams pulled down seven rebounds as Miami out-rebounded DT3, 55-41.
The Hurricanes led 46-17 at halftime behind the eight first-half points from Sadler. Reid and Williams each scored seven points in the half. UM built a 14-4 lead after Clark had a steal and Grimsley scored on a layup off on the fast break with 15:29 remaining in the first half.
UM used a 12-0 run to go ahead, 28-6, with 8:37 left in the half. Miami extended their lead to 40-10 after Reid scored seven points in a one-minute span. She nailed a three-pointer, made two free throws and added a fast-break layup.
Miami kept the pressure on DT3 in the second half as the team shot 48.5 percent including 60 percent from three-point range. The Hurricanes’ largest lead came after Clark hit a jumper with 19:19 to go to make it, 48-17.
DT3 cut their deficit to 54-35 with 11:02 left after former Hurricane Yalonda Moore knocked down a pair of three-pointers, but that was as close as DT3 would get.
Williams finished with nine points and junior LaToya Cunningham scored eight points for the Hurricanes. Cunningham also had a team-high six assists. Moore finished with nine points and five assists for DT3.
Miami opens the regular season next Friday, Nov. 9, when UM hosts Florida Atlantic at noon at the BankUnited Center.