Thomas, Motley lead No. 21 Miami women past Grambling 89-61
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Jessica Thomas had 14 points and Adrienne Motley scored 12 to move into the top 10 for career scoring and No. 21 Miami beat Grambling State 89-61 on Friday.
The Hurricanes (4-1) outscored the Tigers (1-4) by 13 in the second quarter to lead 45-24 at the half and then scored the first 13 points of the third quarter. After making just 8 of 20 shots in the first quarter, Miami made 11 of 18 in the second.
Motley, who moved past Kym Hope to crack the top 10, started the second half with a jumper and 3-pointer and Thomas closed the run with a pair of 3s. The Hurricanes had eight baskets in the third quarter, half of them from long distance.
All 11 Miami players scored, nine of them making at least three baskets. Thomas and Motley each had five assists.
Shakyla Hill led Grambling, which had four players in double figures, with 16 points.