Motley scores 22, No. 13 Miami women beat FIU 69-49 (Dec 16, 2016)
MIAMI (AP) Adrienne Motley scored a season-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting and No. 13 Miami cruised to a 69-49 win over Florida International on Friday night.
Sarah Mortensen and Jessica Thomas added 12 points apiece. It was a career best for Mortensen, a freshman who had scored just 15 points this season coming in. Thomas had five assists.
Motley scored 10, including two 3-pointers, during a 15-4 run that gave Miami (9-1) the lead for good early on. Motley's 3 to cap the spurt made it 19-9 with 5:21 left in the first quarter. FIU twice pulled within three, but Mortensen hit 3s on back-to-back possessions to start the second and Keyanna Harris made a 3-pointer 16 seconds before halftime to make it 44-33. The Hurricanes led by double figures throughout the second half.
Kristian Hudson scored 14 points for the Panthers (1-7), while Janka Hegedus had 13 points and nine rebounds. FIU has lost three in a row.
Miami made 8 of 16 from 3-point range. FIU hit 3-of-14 (21 percent) 3-pointers.