WBB Set to Host Maryland Eastern Shore
Dec. 16, 2018 | 1 p.m.
Watsco Center | Coral Gables, Fla.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team will conclude its three-game homestand Sunday afternoon.
No. 24/22 Miami (8-2) will take on Maryland Eastern Shore Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Watsco Center.
As is the case at all home games, team posters and schedule cards will be available at the marketing table by the main entrance. Additionally, it is Girl Scout Cookie Palooza day and there will be pregame hands-on workshops for all those who register. The Miami coaches will be wearing holiday sweaters for the game and fans are invited to do so, as well.
Miami is 2-0 in its all-time series with Maryland Eastern Shore, earning victories in both 2004 and 1987. In the most recent meeting, the Hurricanes registered an 88-64 win in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 27, 2004.
The Hurricanes are coming off a 78-38 triumph over New Orleans Sunday at the Watsco Center. Redshirt junior forward Beatrice Mompremier led a quartet of double-digit scorers with 16 points. She added 10 rebounds to notch a double-double, while senior forward/center Emese Hof recorded one of her own with 10 points and 10 boards.
Junior guard/forward Sarah Mortensen tallied 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range and sophomore guard Kelsey Marshall notched 14 points. Miami outscored the Privateers by 18 points, 32-14, in the paint.
Maryland Eastern Shore is 2-7 thus far and has played an ACC school in each of its past two games, dropping a 96-51 decision at No. 15/14 Syracuse Dec. 5 and a 78-67 result at Wake Forest three days later. The Hawks are led in scoring by senior guard Ciani Byrom, who averages 14.4 points per game. They were picked fifth in the MEAC preseason poll after finishing 11-19 (7-9 MEAC) last year.
Following its matchup with the Hawks, Miami resumes play at the Florida Sunshine Classic in Winter Park, Fla., facing Vanderbilt (Dec. 20, 8:30 p.m.) and Alabama (Dec. 21, 6:15 p.m.) on consecutive days.