Williams Nets 1,000th Point to Lead Hurricanes
Nov. 20, 2010
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team saw junior guard Riquna Williams score her 1,000th career point in the Hurricanes 96-64 victory over Miami (OH), Saturday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.
Williams came into the game needing 17 points to reach the scoring plateau and with 8:47 remaining, the Pahokee, Fla. native took a pass from fellow junior Shenise Johnson on a fast break and laid it in easily.
Williams, a Second Team All-ACC selection a season ago scored 707 points as a sophomore – the third most prolific single season total in program history.
Johnson ended the contest with a game-high 24 points. She also grabbed 11 rebounds, recording her second double-double of the season and the 18th of her career. The Henrietta, N.Y. native also had her hand in on an early season-best five steals.
The Hurricane defense continued its frantic pace of forcing turnovers. Kennesaw State committed 32 and Nebraska was forced into 26, Saturday the RedHawks ended the game with 23 turnovers – 19 on steals from the `Canes.
For much of the opening half it looked like the Hurricanes might be in for a long game, but Katie Meier’s bunch forced Miami (OH) head coach Maria Fantanarosa to take her second timeout of the half after four consecutive points from Williams pushed the score to 38-30 with 3:08 to go.
Williams led all scorers at the half with nine points.
The `Canes opened the second period with a 20-4 run over the first four-and-a-half minutes, behind six points from Johnson and five from Williams.
As a team, the Hurricanes were the second-highest scoring team in the ACC last season and through the first three games of the 2010-11 campaign, they have picked up where they left off – averaging 91.3 points per game.
The Hurricanes have a short break before hosting UAB this Monday at 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center.
In the books…
In the club…
Off the bench…
Out of the locker room…
Double it up…
Bring it down…
I’ll take that…