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Nov. 29, 2010
When Southern head coach Sandy Pugh called a timeout 29 seconds into its game against the University of Miami women's basketball team on Monday, it was an early indication of how the night would go for the visiting Jaguars. Miami won its fifth straight game-- all by double figures - and improved to 6-0 at home as it overwhelmed Southern, 85-36, in non-conference action at the BankUnited Center.
Miami (6-1) jumped out to an early 14-4 advantage and stretched its lead to 24 at the half as junior guards Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams combined to out-score the Jaguars, 25-to-14, in the first period.
Those big runs late in the first half and early in the second led to a comfortable win yet again for the `Canes, who scored 47 points after the break and led by as much as 50 with Johnson, Williams and forward Morgan Stroman controlling the action.
Williams would go on to score 19 points, Johnson finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists while Stroman recorded her second double-double of the season with a game-high 20 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. For Stroman, it was her fifth straight game scoring at least 15 points and her second 20-plus scoring night in UM's last three contests.
In addition to production from Williams, Johnson and Stroman, Stefanie Yderstrom finished with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists while Selena Archer scored eight points in 15 minutes of action off the bench.