Jan. 31, 2005
Miami built a 10-point halftime lead and maintained it through a strong Clemson run in the second half to win by a score of 83-69 in women’s basketball action from Littlejohn Coliseum. The Hurricanes shot 53.7 percent for the game and improved to 10-10 overall (2-5 ACC). The Lady Tigers shot just 34.8 percent and fell to 7-12 (1-6 ACC).
Clemson center Amanda White recorded her second double-double of the 2004-05 season. She scored 14 points and pulled down 12 rebounds (6 offensive). She was 8-13 from the free throw line by herself, after Clemson shot just three as a team last time out against Georgia Tech.
D’Lesha Lloyd also reached double figures for Clemson with 14 points and seven rebounds. She also contributed two steals. Reggie Maddox added nine points in the loss. Tasha Taylor had seven assists for Clemson.
Tamara James, the ACC’s leading scorer coming into the game, hit right on her average for 22 points. She was 7-12 from the field and 7-11 from the foul line. Imani Dhahabu contributed a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Hurricanes. Miami had 22 assists on 29 successful baskets.
The Hurricanes had a 10-point advantage at the half thanks to 63 percent shooting. Miami knocked down 7-12 from beyond the three-point line in the opening half. After Clemson built a 13-8 lead, the Hurricanes went on a game-changing 15-0 run in just over three minutes midway through the first.
The second half saw Clemson claw back and actually tie the game at 59-59, but the Hurricanes again went on a run. Six different Miami players scored during a 13-0 run to put the game out of reach for the Lady Tigers.
Clemson did a good job of outrebounding the Hurricanes, 43-39. The Lady Tigers grabbed 21 offensive rebounds, Clemson’s best effort so far in ACC play.
The Lady Tigers travel to Chapel Hill, NC for a Friday night, televised matchup with a top 10 North Carolina team. The game will be at 7:00 PM from Carmichael Auditorium and will air on the Regional Sports Network (Comcast Sports Net, Sunshine Network, Fox Sports Net South).
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