Miami Can't Slow Boston College Offense

Miami Can't Slow Boston College Offense

Feb. 3, 2008


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Boston College started strong and never trailed in the contest.  By the first media timeout the Eagles had built a 12-4 lead behind the interior scoring of 6-6 freshman center Carolyn Swords, who never missed a shot in the game, going 8-8 from the field.


Miami head coach Katie Meier tried to mix up the lineup at the beginning of the game, but there was no answer for the inside presence of Boston College, who shot 70 percent from the field in the first half.


For the second straight game Miami’s freshman guard, Damisha Moore played extended minutes and took advantage of the opportunity.  Moore achieved career-highs in points with eight, as well as rebounds, five.


The Eagles had four players in double figures led by Swords with 16, Ayla Brown (13), Mickel Picco (11) and Stefanie Murphy (32).


Maurita Reid led the Hurricanes with 9 points, followed by Moore’s eight.


Miami returns from their tough road trip as they host Georgia Tech this Thursday Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center.