Women's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, December 11

Dec. 11, 2010

Miami Dominant in Win Over Alcorn State

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - In its first game back since knocking off No. 11 Georgetown on Tuesday, the University of Miami women's basketball team showed no signs of a letdown against Alcorn State as the Hurricanes cruised to a 94-32 victory Saturday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.

Four different players scored in double-figures for the `Canes, led by Riquna Williams' 18 points. The sophomore also added a game-high four steals and four assists - tied with Sylvia Bullock and Stefanie Yderstrom for the team lead.

Yderstrom matched her season-high with 14 points and was key to a defense that pressured Alcorn State into 30 turnovers. It was the third time this season that the Hurricanes forced its opponent to 30 or more turnovers and it led to 35 points on the day.

Miami also got a boost off the bench from sophomore Shanel Williams. The guard poured in a career-high tying 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

Shenise Johnson added 16 points and seven rebounds and increased her double-figure scoring streak to 47 consecutive games.

Hokies Drop First Home Contest of Season to Robert Morris

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Robert Morris had three players reach double figures and account for 82-percent of the offense as the Colonials extended their winning streak to three straight and handed Virginia Tech its first loss of the season at Cassell Coliseum, 66-52, on Saturday afternoon.

For the Colonials (3-5), Yohanna Morton scored a game-high 20 points, her second straight contest with at least 20, and added a career-high eight assists, with six rebounds and two steals. Artemis Spanou chipped in a season-high 18 points with seven rebounds and three blocks, while Kristine Silaraja, the Colonials third player in double figures, finished with 16 points.

Alyssa Fenyn (So., Newark, N.Y.) tied her career-high with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting, which included a pair of three-point baskets. She also added four steals and her first career block to her totals. Off the bench, freshman LaTorri Hines-Allen (Montclair, N.J.) scored a season-high nine points all after halftime, which sparked a late Virginia Tech run. In all, the Hokie bench contributed 22 points.