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Women’s basketball breezes past Canisius College 72-47

Miami convincingly defeated Canisius College 72-47 on Sunday afternoon and remained undefeated at home this season. The RedHawks started slow against the visiting Golden Griffins, but settled in under the leadership of sophomore guard Lauren Dickerson. Dickerson scored 10 of the ’Hawks’ 16 first quarter points — the rest coming from Redshirt senior Megan Galloway. Dickerson got even hotter in the second quarter, going 4-for-5 from the field. She finished the half with 18 points, three rebounds and three assists. Miami’s defense also stepped up after the first quarter, holding Canisius to only seven points in the second. The...

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Women’s basketball wins one, loses one in LA

The RedHawks split their games over the weekend in the Loyola Marymount University Thanksgiving Classic in Los Angeles. The ‘Hawks lost to LMU 84-71 on Friday, and defeated Denver University 69-52 on Saturday. On Friday, Miami seemed to be in the driver’s seat in the first half against the Classic’s host, the LMU Lions. After scoring the first two buckets of the game, the ‘Hawks kept their lead for the rest of the half. Hitting a remarkable 8-of-11 from behind the arc in the first half — including going 5-for-5 in the first quarter — MU entered the break with a commanding nine-point lead at 42-33. The second half, however, was dominated by the hosts. The Lions owned the paint, and outscored the RedHawks in the second half 51-29. LMU took their first lead of the game, 57-56 just seconds into the fourth quarter. LMU would not look back, and completed the rally with a convincing 13-point victory. Junior guard Cheyanne Wallace finished the day with 30 points in as many minutes for the Lions, along with eight boards. Despite only hitting 3-of-14 three-pointers to the RedHawks’ 13-of-22, Loyola remained unbeaten Friday, pushing their record to 5-0. For the ‘Hawks, sophomore guard Lauren Dickerson strung together an impressive statline with 25 points and eight assists, going an astounding 7-for-12 from deep. Reeling from a disappointing loss the day before,...

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Women’s basketball dominates 91-64 in season opener

It was stifling defense from the ‘Hawks and domination in the paint that made the difference for Miami, as they demolished the University of Detroit-Mercy 91-64 in a dream start to the women’s basketball season on Friday. The RedHawks owned the glass, as they outrebounded the Titans 54-38, with a whopping differential of 22-9 for offensive boards. From those offensive rebounds, the RedHawks created 25 second-chance points, killing the Titans’ hopes of victory in Oxford. Making her official head coaching debut, head coach Megan Duffy couldn’t have written the script better herself. “You know, my dad has a saying...

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Women’s basketball opens season this afternoon

The RedHawks look to make a statement this season in conference play under new head coach Megan Duffy. A successful collegiate player for Notre Dame, Duffy helped the Fighting Irish reach four consecutive NCAA Tournaments in her time there. She went on to play in the WNBA, before initiating her coaching career at St. John’s, George Washington, and the University of Michigan as an assistant coach. Throughout the preseason, Duffy has consistently voiced the need for effort and preparation in order to be successful this year. “It was really nice to get out in the preseason and play two...

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Volleyball victorious during senior weekend

Miami volleyball kicked-off senior weekend at home with a win over Kent State in three straight sets on Friday and continued its dominance against Ohio University to win again in straight sets on Saturday. The RedHawks improve to 19-8 overall and 11-3 in the Mid-American Conference after the weekend. The wins tie them with Bowling Green for first place in the conference. This was their second win of the season against Kent State and a revenge win against OU after losing 3-2 early in the season to the Bobcats. The loss puts the Golden Flashes at 5-19 overall, 3-10...

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