Canes Complete Season Sweep of Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Miami women’s basketball (14-6, 4-5 ACC) completed the season sweep of Wake Forest (4-17, 0-9 ACC) with a 72-54 victory, dominating the paint and in transition Thursday, Feb. 1 at Wake Forest.
The Hurricanes outscored the Demon Deacons by 15 in the second half, giving Miami two double-digit victories against Wake Forest this season.
FINAL | Miami 72, Wake Forest 54
Three Canes players scored at least four points in the first frame, paced by Jasmyne Roberts’ five as the Hurricanes held a five-point, 16-11, lead after ten. UM would lead by as many as 10 throughout that frame, but Wake Forest was able to go on a 5-0 run over the final two minutes.
“I thought we struggled a bit in the third there to start, but I liked our looks…We got hot at the end and Shy kept us in it for a while until Jaida found her stroke,” head coach Katie Meier said. “Jasmyne and Shayeann, we were riding them and I thought Latasha played great. But, it took everybody and in that fourth quarter we had some impressive numbers.”
Wake Forest took its only lead of the first half at 24-22, using four three pointers to get back into the game. But, Miami’s Shayeann Day-Wilson fueled the Canes with seven as UM held a three-point lead at the break. Miami dominated the paint in the first half, outscoring the Demon Deacons by 12 in that category.
Miami generated a 12-3 run out of the half, creating a 43-31 lead, UM’s largest of the game up to that point. Roberts had five quick points during Miami’s stretch before the third quarter media timeout, bringing Miami to a 45-33 lead with 4:57 to go. Wake Forest crept back within seven, but the UM lead expanded back to double-digits after another Day-Wilson three with 1:37 to go in the third.
Roberts was the first bucket for either side in the fourth quarter, with her second trey of the game pushing Miami’s advantage to 54-40. Lemyah Hylton scored six quick points, with a three-pointer pushing the Canes’ lead to 60-43. UM closed the game with a seven-point margin in the fourth quarter as the Canes pulled away with an 18-point win.
- Head Coach Katie Meier earned her 150th ACC win
- Miami outscored Wake Forest by 15 in points off turnovers and 12 in points in the paint
- Jasmyne Roberts and Shayeann Day-Wilson paced the game with 15 points each
- Day-Wilson has scored in double figures in six-straight games
- It was Miami’s first road-ACC win of the season
- The Canes completed the season sweep of Wake Forest
- Latasha Lattimore and Hylton scored nine points each off the bench, while Kyla Oldacre added eight after going 4-for-4 from the line
Miami stays on the road when it goes to Florida State Sunday, Feb. 4.