No. 7 Miami rolls Louisiana-Monroe
Johnson scores 16 points to help lead Hurricanes to win
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Shenise Johnson, Riquna Williams and Krystal Saunders each scored 16 points to lead No. 7 Miami past Louisiana Monroe 103-39 on Friday night.
Morgan Stroman added 14 points and Michelle Woods had 13 for the Hurricanes in their 30th consecutive home win.
Johnson scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, during an opening 22-0 run by Miami (9-1), which was never threatened.
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The Warhawks broke the scoring drought on Larrie Williams’ jumper 4:53 into the game, but Miami scored the next 11 points and took a 33-2 lead on Jessica Capers’ jumper with 9:26 to go in the half.
Williams scored 11 points to lead Louisiana Monroe (1-10).
The Hurricanes shot 12 of 16 from the field in the first 9 minutes, while the Warhawks converted only one of 13 shots. Miami used mostly reserves during the second 10 minutes of the first half and built a 55-19 lead at halftime.
Saunders, in her most extensive playing time of the season, shot 6 of 8 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
Johnson’s put-back 3:51 into the second half put the Hurricanes up by 40— 64-24—and Riquna Williams’ layup with 10:34 remaining increased the lead to 79-28.
Miami, which surpassed 90 points for the fifth time this season and topped 100 for the second time, outscored Louisiana Monroe 17-0 in the final 7:18.