Canes Women’s Basketball Pounds Pitt, 65-51

The Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team was on the road Sunday afternoon to play ACC rival Pitt. They were coming off a win over fifth ranked Notre Dame back on Thursday.

The Panthers kept it close with the Canes in the first quarter. They would go into the second quarter with the Canes by just one at 19-18. Miami forced three Pitt turnovers while they committed five themselves in the quarter.

It was the second quarter when the Canes ultimately took over. They outscored Pitt 13-2, scoring the first 13 points of the quarter, and led 32-20 at the half.

Canes Crush Second Half

They outscored Pitt once again in the third quarter, 22-15. This included an 8-0 run by the Canes. Their lead grew to 54-35 after three.

Pitt would outscore the Canes in the fourth, but it ultimately wouldn’t be enough. Miami went on to win by a final score of 65-51. The win was their third straight and their seventh in their last eight games.

Beatrice Mompremier recorded her 19th double-double of the season, scoring 23 points on nine of 12 shooting. She also added 13 rebounds. Emese Hof also recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The double-double for her is her ninth of the season.

The Canes as a team shot 36.7 percent (22-60) from the field and 25 percent (6-24) from three.

Pitt remains win-less in the ACC following the loss and hasn’t won since Dec. 29. They shot 26.7 percent (16-60) from the field and 10.5 percent (2-19) from three.

Their leading shooter was Danielle Garven. She scored 13 points on nine of 16 shooting from the field. Unfortunately, she also went 0 for 11 from three-point range.

Miami’s next game will be at the third-ranked Louisville Cardinals. The game will be played next Sunday, Feb. 17 with tip-off set for 3 p.m. ET.

This will be the Canes biggest test of the season. Louisville upset UConn earlier this month.

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