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Virginia Native Motley Scores 22 in Win at ODU

Virginia Native Motley Scores 22 in Win at ODU

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Box Score Highlights
Season Stats Press Conference
Team 1 2 3 4 F
MIAMI 18 14 18 11 61
ODU 6 14 8 7 35
FGs 26-68 11-47
3FGs 4-21 3-17
Free Throws 5-10 10-19
Rebounds 52 33
Blocks 2 2
Steals 11 3
Assists 15 6
Turnovers 12 19
Motley 22   Davenport 9
Simms 16   Simms 9
Cornelius 5   Hof 2
Kemp 3   Young / Simms 1
  3FG     STEALS  
Cornelius 2-4   Hof 3
Simms 2-7   Three Players 1
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NORFOLK, Va. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team used a 20-0 second-half run to build an insurmountable late lead, as the Hurricanes left Old Dominion’s Ted Constant Center with a 61-35 win Tuesday night.

Over nearly eight minutes of play spanning the final two periods, Miami stretched its third-quarter advantage from four points to 24 points by the early stages of the fourth and final period.

Junior guard Adrienne Motley, from nearby Newport News, Va., scored a game-high 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting (58.8 percent) and Miami (3-0) won its road opener over the fourth-winningest program in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history.

“We say that there’s a difference between pressure and stress in this program. We love pressure, we want pressure and she wants the pressure,” Miami head coach Katie Meier said of Motley. “Any other kid who didn’t have the mentality that she had, I might be a little bit nervous bringing her to her hometown, but for her, I thought it was going to bring out the best in her and it absolutely did.”

The Miami defense was outstanding in the opening period, limiting Old Dominion (1-2) to just 1-of-12 shooting (8.3 percent) and forcing nine-straight misses to close the quarter.

The Hurricanes’ Dutch freshman duo of forward Emese Hof and guard Laura Cornelius each contributed on opposite ends of the floor on the final bucket of the quarter. Hof blocked a Monarch shot, grabbed the ball, keying a 3-pointer from Cornelius to make it 18-6 Miami after 10 minutes of play.

Miami’s defensive intensity continued in the second period, as the Hurricanes held the Monarchs to just 5-of-22 shooting (22.7 percent) in the first half. Motley made more field goals (six) in the first 20 minutes than she did in either of the Hurricanes’ first two games of the season.

Motley scored 12 points before the break and her layup with 6:37 left in the second period put Miami up by 17 points, 26-9. The Hurricanes would eventually take a 32-20 lead into the locker room.

Old Dominion scored the first eight points of the third quarter to trim Miami’s lead to four, 32-28, with 6:53 on the clock, making it a 19-6 Old Dominion run dating to the second period.

From there, the Hurricanes took over.

Miami went on an 18-0 run to close the period, started by a beautiful reverse layup from Cornelius and followed a 3-pointer from Motley directly in front of the Hurricanes’ bench. Miami made it 20 unanswered points on a bucket by Hof, who had eight points during the stretch, to open the final period and grabbed a 52-28 advantage with 9:21 left.

When Old Dominion finally scored to stop the Hurricanes’ charge, it had been nine minutes and three seconds of play during which Miami did not allow a single point.  The Hurricanes limited Old Dominion to just 11 made field goals in the game and the Lady Monarchs shot 23.4 percent (11-of-47).

“We had to change defenses. We had to go to a conservative defense with all of our foul trouble and this is one of those games where you’re just happy you have really reliable, quality depth,” Meier said of what changed following Old Dominion’s 8-0 run. “Not just depth, not just bodies on the bench, but people who actually can, in some areas, even make your team a little better.”

Erykah Davenport joined Motley in double figures for Miami, finishing with 10 points to go along with a team-high nine rebounds. It marked the third time the sophomore forward scored in double digits.

Redshirt junior guard Jennie Simms finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for Old Dominion, but the Hurricanes limited her to 5-of-19 shooting (26.3 percent).

Miami had a major edge around the basket in the win, outrebounding the Lady Monarchs 52-33 and leading 32-6 on points in the paint. The Hurricanes’ bench also outscored that of Old Dominion 20-2.

The Hurricanes will be hitting the road yet again this weekend when they face Loyola-Chicago Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Gentile Arena.

For more information on the University of Miami women’s basketball team, follow @CanesWBB.



· For the third-straight game, Miami’s starting lineup was Davenport, Keyona Hayes, Motley, Jessica Thomas and Michelle Woods.

·This was the first time Miami has defeated Old Dominion, moving to 1-3 in the all-time series.

· Meier is now 262-179 in her 15 seasons as a head coach, including 186-134 in her 11 years at Miami.

·Miami has now played 1,200 games in program history and has a 692-508 record.

·This is the second time in the last nine years the Hurricanes have started 3-0, joining the 2009-10 campaign in which Miami won its first seven games.

·Old Dominion made just one of its first 13 shots (7.7 percent), including missing 10 in a row.

·Miami did not allow a point from 6:52 in the third quarter until 7:48 of the third quarter.

·The Hurricanes allowed eight points or fewer in three of the four periods (6, 14, 8, 7). 

·Miami did not allow a single point in transition and had 14 of its own.

·Hof logged seven rebounds in the first half alone.

·This is the 13th time Motley has scored 20-plus points in her career and she is now 58 points from 1,000 at Miami.

·Davenport played a career-high 25 minutes in the win (previous high 24, at Duke, 1/18/15).

·Cornelius and Hof each had the most points of their young careers, with eight each.

·Hof also led all players with three steals and two blocks, after having zero steals and one block in the first two games combined.

·Freshman forward Zada Williams made her Miami debut.

·Hayes eclipsed 1,250 minutes played as a Hurricane.

·Motley surpassed 750 field goal attempts in her career.