Saturday, March 10, 2001

Miami women bow out




        CLEVELAND — Miami's season ended with a n 86-70 loss to Kent State in the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals.

        Kent, the No.2 seed, held Miami's Kim Lancaster to 11 points. Lancaster, a 6-foot freshman from Princeton High, had 40 points in Miami's upset of Ball State in the quarterfinals.

        Kent's 6-4 center, Julie Studer, blocked five shots and had 31 points.
        “She's hard to shoot over,” Lancaster said. “She's 6-4, with those long arms.”
        Studer had 31 points.

        Miami, the No.6 seed, finishes 18-11.

        Heather Cusick led Miami with 27 points, six rebounds and four assists.

        Miami started three sophomores and two freshmen this season.

        “I'm proud of the way our kids worked together and worked hard,” MU coach Maria Fantanarosa said.

        MIAMI — Day 4-7 0-1 9, Lancaster 3-13 5-6 11, Butler 0-3 0-0 0, Cusick 7-14 10-13 27, Roederer 3-9 4-4 12, Nelsen 2-4 0-0 6, Kozlowski 2-10 0-0 5, Stamper 0-1 0-0 1, Martin 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 21-62 19-24 70.

        KENT STATE — Shibata 2-5 1-2 7, Beggs 1-4 4-4 6, Studer 9-12 13-18 31, Nance 5-10 10-10 21, Krezeczowski 1-3 0-0 2, O'Hara 2-3 4-5 8, Wube 1-2 0-0 2, Kollat 2-2 1-2 5, Csaszar 2-6 0-0 4. Totals: 25-47 33-41 86.

        Three-point field goals: Miami 9-19 (Day 1-2, Cusick 3-7, Roederer 2-4, Nelsen 2-3, Kozlowski 1-3); Kent State 3-9 (Shibata 2-4, Nance 1-4, Krezeczowski 0-1). Halftime score: Kent State 44, Miami 36. Records: Miami (18-11, 10-6); Kent State (21-7, 14-2).

       



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