The University of Miami women’s basketball team traveled to Florida State and the No. 24 Seminoles slowed the roll of the Hurricanes in a 62-58 heartbreaker Thursday night at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.
Redshirt junior forward Beatrice Mompremier turned in a double-double performance with 13 points and 14 rebounds. It was her 17th double-double of the season, which leads the ACC. She also eclipsed 700 rebounds in her college career.
Sophomore guard Mykea Gray led the Hurricanes with 14 points which includes four 3-point shots.
The first half was befuddling. The Seminoles did not make a 3-pointer in the first half, which was the first time since Colorado on Nov. 18, 2017. At the same time, the Hurricanes only scored 22 points at halftime, which was their lowest scoring output in a half this season.
Miami head coach Katie Meier was not in a good mood throughout the game.
“That is the worst my team has listened all year. It took until the fourth quarter to really listen and execute and you saw the result of that,” Meier said. “So, that is good news, bad news. When we locked in, really listened, executed and had some poise, we were fine. But Florida State’s personnel scouts caused us to lose our composure. Credit to their staff, assistant coaches and their players.”
Miami host Virginia on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Watsco Center.
Daevenia Achong earns weekly honors
Hurricane women’s tennis player Daevenia Achong was named ACC Freshman of the Week for the second week in a row.
The Geleen, Netherlands, native went 2-0 in singles and 1-1 in doubles at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
The Hurricanes host Baylor on Friday.
Michelle Atherley earns weekly honors
Hurricane track athlete Michelle Atherley was named ACC Women’s Indoor Field Performer of the Week.
The North Port, Fla., native won the women’s pentathlon at the Texas Tech Classic, posting the nation’s second best score with 4,292 points. She finished first in four of the five events, while recording personal bests in both the high jump with a mark of 1.74m and in the long jump with a 6.01m mark.
The senior started the pentathlon with a first place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.39 seconds) and a second place finish in the shot put, which set her up to claim the 2018 ACC Outdoor Field MVP up for a time of 2:17.98 time in the 800m.
Miami travels to Blacksburg, Va., to compete at the Virginia Tech “Doc Hale” Elite Meet on Feb.1-2.
Women’s golf debuts spring season
The Miami Hurricanes women’s golf team opened the spring season at the Florida Challenge on Monday with a second-place team finish at 9-over-par.
Sophomore Kristyna Frydlova and freshman Anna Backman finished the competition with a pair of top-10 individual performances. Backman finished her collegiate debut tied for sixth with a score of 73.
The event at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club was shortened to just one round of 18 holes due to overnight rain.
Junior Macarena Aguilera tied for 13th with a score of 76, graduate student Claudia De Antonio tied for 19th with 78 and junior Renate Grimstad tied for 23rd with 80.
Next stop for Miami is Orlando for the UCF Challenge Feb. 3-5.