Hurricanes Too Much For Cal State Bakersfield
Dec. 5, 2010
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team won its sixth straight game when it handled Cal State Bakersfield, 86-61, Sunday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.
Stroman has elevated her play all season and on Sunday she grabbed a personal-best 16 rebounds to go with her career-high tying 21 points. Johnson scored 15 points and recorded a new career-best with 15 rebounds. Stroman’s double-double was the third of the season, while Johnson’s was her fourth.
Even though she struggled from beyond the arc, Williams led all scorers with 24 points and matched Johnson and Stefanie Yderstrom with a team-leading four assists.
Trailing by five points midway through the first half, The Hurricanes went on a 24-10 run over the next 10 minutes – fueled by Stroman’s 16 first-half points. The Hopkins, S.C. native also added nine boards – five offensive – in the opening frame.
From that point, Miami (7-1) never looked back and used its advantage on the glass to make sure that the visitors wouldn’t mount a comeback. In all, the `Canes held a 55-43 lead on the boards – including a 24-16 edge on the offensive end, leading to 22 second-chance points.
The `Canes also owned the paint, outscoring their opponent, 50-22, with much of the damage coming from put-backs by Stroman and Johnson on the end of their combined 15 offensive rebounds.
Four players scored in double-digits for the Roadrunners, led by Britney McGee’s 14 points. Jana Smith was just a rebound shy of a double-double as she scored 11 points.
The Hurricanes will have one off day before playing host to No. 12/13 Georgetown at the BankUnited Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The matchup will be the first between the old BIG EAST rivals since Miami left the conference for the ACC in 2004.
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