WoMen's Hoops Falls in Heartbreaker, 68-64
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February 24, 2013
ATLANTA — Despitedouble-doubles from Shawnice Wilson and Keyona Hayes, Miami was unable to holdon to a second-half lead, falling at McCamish Pavilion on Sunday, 68-64.
Wilsonand Hayes were nearly unstoppable early in the second half. Wilson scored 12points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds for her second consecutivedouble-double and sixth of the season. Hayes added a career-high tying 14points to go with her 11 rebounds, her fifth double-double of the season andthe most of all ACC freshmen.
However,Miami’s 15-point second-half lead wasn’t enough as Georgia Tech’s TyaunnaMarshall’s 37 points, 18 in the second half, led the Yellow Jackets’ comeback.
StefanieYderstrom led Miami with 16 points and it appeared her corner three-pointerthat put the Canes up five with 2:13 to play would seal it. But it wasn’t meantto be as the home team scored the game’s final nine points on their Senior Day.
Miami held a38-32 halftime lead as they connected on 15 of its 18 free throw attempts whilethe Yellow Jackets were able to convert on only four their 11 tries.
Stroman openedthe game on fire, scoring seven quick points and grabbing four offensive rebounds.However, she was limited to only nine minutes of action after picking up hersecond foul. Wilson was able to bouie the Canes rebounding effort as shegrabbed seven in the opening stanza, before also exiting with two fouls.
Maria Brown andHayes combined for 12 points and six rebounds in the opening half.
The Hurricanesreturn to the court on Feb. 28 when they play host to No. 4 Duke at 7 p.m. Thecontest will be the final home game of the season forMiami and it will honor its seniors in a pregame ceremony.