Maryland women's 7-game winning streak ends with 83-75 loss at Miami

UNC wins 16th in a row vs. Clemson

February 10, 2011|By From Sun news services

Shenise Johnson scored 30 points and No. 20 Miami beat No. 12 Maryland, 83-75, on Thursday night in Coral Gables, Fla.

Morgan Stroman scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half as Miami built a 45-31 halftime lead, the result of Maryland's 20 turnovers in the first half. The Terrapins trailed by 14 at halftime but opened the second half with a 14-4 run. Kim Rodgers' 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining trimmed Miami's lead to 77-75.

The Hurricanes (21-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) responded with a 6-0 spurt. Riquna Williams scored and Johnson made four free throws during the surge as Miami ended Maryland's seven-game winning streak.

Lynetta Kizer had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins. It was Kizer's seventh doubledouble of the season. Sophomore Tianna Hawkins also had a doubledouble, scoring 12 points, all of which came in the second half, and added 10 rebounds. Alyssa Thomas and Anjalé Barrett added 10 points each.

The Terps fell to 20-4 and 6-3 in the ACC. They will play Virginia at home on Sunday at 2 p.m.

No. 13 North Carolina 60, Clemson 47: Italee Lucas scored 15 points as the Tar Heels overcame a sloppy effort to win their 16th straight against the host Tigers.

North Carolina (22-3, 8-2 ACC) came into this one off its biggest win of the season, a 62-60 victory over No. 5 Duke on Monday night. And North Carolina played most of this one as if it were still celebrating.

For North Carolina, things don't get much better than a win over rival Duke, Besides, the Tar Heels have a key ACC contest with Miami on Sunday, so a letdown against struggling Clemson could be expected.

The Tar Heels had a season-high 27 turnovers, 11 more than their average, and were just 4-for-18 on 3-pointers. Still, it didn't cost them against the Tigers (10-15, 3-7), who lost their 52nd straight game against a ranked opponent.

Laura Broomfield had 13 points and 11 rebounds for North Carolina. Jessica Breland and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt also had 11 boards for the Tar Heels, who outrebounded Clemson 58-34. Breland finished with 10 points for a double double.

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