Miami Dominant in Win Over Alcorn State
Dec. 11, 2010
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – In its first game back since knocking off No. 11 Georgetown on Tuesday, the University of Miami women’s basketball team showed no signs of a letdown against Alcorn State as the Hurricanes cruised to a 94-32 victory Saturday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.
Four different players scored in double-figures for the `Canes, led by Riquna Williams’ 18 points. The junior also added a game-high four steals and four assists – tied with Sylvia Bullock and Stefanie Yderstrom for the team lead.
Yderstrom matched her season-high with 14 points and was key to a defense that pressured Alcorn State into 30 turnovers. It was the third time this season that the Hurricanes forced its opponent to 30 or more turnovers and it led to 35 points on the day.
Miami also got a boost off the bench from sophomore Shanel Williams. The guard poured in a career-high tying 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.
Shenise Johnson added 16 points and seven rebounds and increased her double-figure scoring streak to 47 consecutive games.
The Hurricanes shot 61.9 percent from the field, by far their best effort of the season. The high shooting percentage was aided by the `Canes dominance in the paint as they outscored the Braves 62-18.
Alcorn State’s Sharnika Breedlove scored six points and had a game-high 12 rebounds before fouling out with 4:17 left in the ball game.
Miami, now 9-1 on the season, has won eight straight games and has improved its home win streak to 13 games – the fourth longest streak in school history.
The `Canes now have seven days between games during finals week and will be back in action in the final contest of a season-high nine-game homestand Dec. 18 against UC Riverside.
The win today…
The 62-point margin of victory is the largest of the year and the largest since a 111-44 win over Morris Brown on Nov. 25, 2002.
Shenise Continues the Streak
Faces in the Crowd
-UM wide receiver Leonard Hankerson