Hurricanes to Host UM Holiday Tournament
Dec. 28, 2007
CORAL GABLES, Fla. –
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Maine (2-9) vs. Miami (5-7)
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 / BankUnitedCenter / Coral Gables, Fla. / 5 p.m.
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Miami has to be inspired by their play in the Caribbean Classic in Cancun, Mexico in thier last two games Dec. 18-19. Latoya Drake had her best day as a member of the Hurricanes as she scored a career-high 18 points in a win over Southern Mississippi on Dec. 18.
In the second day of the Caribbean Classic UM drew no. 8 LSU. The `Canes needed only a couple more baskets to complete the upset, but fell just short in their bid. Albrey Grimsley scored a season-high 16 points in the effort.
The Hurricanes are looking for two more wins in the Holiday Tournament to once again get back to .500 on the season.
A Look at Maine
Maine will be playing in the UM Holiday Tournament for the third time. The Black Bears are 2-2 all-time in the tournament and 0-1 in the championship game.
Maine comes into the tournament led by freshman guard Tanna Ross, who is coming off her third American East Rookie of the Week honor. The 5-11 Ross leads her team with 10.3 points per game.
Toledo (4-5) vs. Central Arkansas (2-9)
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 / BankUnitedCenter / Coral Gables, Fla. / 7 p.m.
A Look at Toledo
Toledo looks to bounce back from a setback against UTEP this weekend at the UM Holiday Tournament. The Rockets battle Central Arkansas in the opening round on Saturday.
Sophomore Allie Clifton leads Toledo with 16.2 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest.
A Look at Toledo
Central Arkansas enter this weekend’s tournament having lost four games in row, including lopsided setbacks to nationally-ranked Oklahoma, 121-48 Dec. 20 and against OklahomaState, 107-36 two days later.
The Sugar Bears feature a balanced attack with three players scoring in double figures led by Meaghen Kellybrew’s 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.
Sunday’s consolation game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. with the championship game following.