Miami WBB Registers 75-63 Win Over I Can Play

Miami WBB Registers 75-63 Win Over I Can Play

PARIS – The University of Miami women’s basketball team opened overseas action with a 75-63 victory over I Can Play Saturday night at The One Ball.

“I thought tonight was an incredible performance by a team who is just getting to know each other,” head coach Katie Meier said. “We were playing a team who is made up almost entirely of professional European players, so it was a great challenge for us. I thought everyone really contributed and we’re going to need everybody this year, so it is a sign of things to come.”

All nine active Hurricanes connected on a field goal and all nine recorded a rebound in the contest.

Junior Ja’Leah Williams paced the Hurricanes in scoring (18), rebounding (seven) and assists (four), while juniors Shayeann Day-Wilson and Lashae Dwyer also scored in double-digits with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

“Ja’Leah Williams was a leader in every sense of the word,” Meier said. “She impacted every second of the basketball game when she was in.”

As a team, the Hurricanes attacked the rim, registering 27 free throw attempts and sinking 21 shots at the charity stripe.

“I think we really tried to establish getting to the free throw line,” Meier said. “It was really important that we were aggressive to the rim and that was a huge part of the game tonight.”

Day-Wilson added a team-best five steals to her stat line, while sophomore Kyla Oldacre hauled in six rebounds, good for second on the team.

Two familiar faces suited up for I Can Play as 2022 graduates Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi and Naomi Mbandu took the court Saturday night in Paris.

Player Stats

Lemyah Hylton: two points, three rebounds, one block

Jasmyne Roberts: five points, four rebounds, two steals

Jaida Patrick: eight points, three rebounds, one steal

Ja’Leah Williams: 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists

Lashae Dwyer: 10 points, one rebound, two steals

Ally Stedman: 5 points, one rebound, one steal

Shayeann Day-Wilson: 13 points, five steals

Lazaria Spearman: five points, three rebounds

Kyla Oldacre: nine points, six rebounds, three steals