Women's Basketball Drops Exhibition to Miami

Mariesa Greene had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bucs. Photo by JC Ridley.
CORAL GABLES, Fla.—The Buccaneers fell in their final pre-season tilt to NCAA Division I Miami 75-42 at the BankUnited Center on Saturday.
 
Miami wasted little time in showcasing its new-look offense, jumping out to a 16-3 lead in the game's first eight minutes. Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams each had a steal and a layup on back-to-back plays during the opening run.
 
The Canes' defense forced 21 first-half turnovers, with 14 steals, resulting in 24 points. Johnson led all scorers with 11 first-half points and also had eight rebounds. Miami went into the break with a 39-13 lead.
 
Though the Buccaneers had 30 turnovers, 21 came in the first half as the team settled down in the second and won the battle of the turnovers, committing just nine to the ‘Canes 12. The second half score was a much more respectable 36-29 in favor of Miami.
 
Sophomore Johnson (18 points, 13 rebounds) and senior Diane Barnes (16 points, 10 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles in the Hurricane win. Sylvia Bullock added 10 points.
 
The Buccaneers' Mariesa Greene recorded a double-double of her own with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Green also recorded a game-high four blocks and Yvonne Houston had her hand in on four steals.
 
Last season, the Hurricanes hosted Barry in a preseason exhibition at the BankUnited Center, narrowly escaping with a 52-49 victory.
 
The Buccaneers open the regular season at the Nova Southeastern Tip-off Classic in Davie, Fla., Nov. 20-21 taking on Georgia College on Friday and Armstrong Atlantic on Saturday.
 
 
Newspaper Box Score
Barry vs Miami
11/07/09 7:00 pm at Coral Gables, FL
At Coral Gables, FL
MIAMI 75, BARRY 42
BARRY (0-0)
GREENE, Mariesa 3-11 6-8 12; LOPEZ, Jennifer 3-7 1-2 9; AHLIN, Tilde 2-12
2-2 7; O'MALLEY, Tara 2-7 0-1 5; THOMPSON, Christina 1-9 0-0 3; SUTTINGTON,
Shanna 0-5 2-2 2; TIJANI, Nadia 0-1 2-2 2; HOUSTON, Yvonne 1-8 0-0 2; LEWIS,
Tasheema 0-3 0-0 0; RIVERA, Anika 0-0 0-0 0; CLENDINEN, Shaunre 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 12-63 13-17 42.
MIAMI (0-0)
Shenise Johnson 6-11 4-4 18; Diane Barnes 7-9 2-4 16; Sylvia Bullock 5-7 0-0
10; Riquna Williams 4-14 0-0 8; Hannah Shaw 3-8 0-0 6; Morgan Stroman 2-9
2-5 6; Charmaine Clark 3-9 0-0 6; Shanel Williams 2-6 1-2 5. Totals 32-73
9-15 75.
Barry.........................   13   29  -   42
Miami.........................   39   36  -   75
3-point goals--Barry 5-27 (LOPEZ, Jennifer 2-6; THOMPSON, Christina 1-7;
AHLIN, Tilde 1-7; O'MALLEY, Tara 1-4; HOUSTON, Yvonne 0-1; SUTTINGTON,
Shanna 0-2), Miami 2-11 (Shenise Johnson 2-3; Riquna Williams 0-5; Charmaine
Clark 0-2; Shanel Williams 0-1). Fouled out--Barry-None, Miami-None.
Rebounds--Barry 45 (GREENE, Mariesa 12), Miami 51 (Shenise Johnson 13).
Assists--Barry 7 (THOMPSON, Christina 2; SUTTINGTON, Shanna 2), Miami 21
(Shenise Johnson 6). Total fouls--Barry 11, Miami 11. Technical
fouls--Barry-None, Miami-None. A-337
 

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