Women's Basketball Falls To Memphis, 67-56
Dec. 9, 2001
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis defeated the University of Massachusetts, 67-56, in women's basketball action this evening at the Pyramid. Memphis Freshman Victoria Crawford scored 19 points, including 13-for-15 shooting from the foul line. The loss drops the Minutewomen to 1-7 on the season, while Memphis improves to 4-5 overall.
UMass shot 46 percent from the field in the first half, giving the Minutewomen a 28-25 lead going into halftime. Senior Jennifer Butler (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored seven points and tallied three steals in the first half to thelead all Minutewoman scorers.
Memphis came out strong after the break, outscoring UMass 16-8 in the first 10 minutes of the second half. The Tigers went to the foul line 30 times in the second half and shot 78.6 percent from the line. Junior Amber Sneed (Cincinnatti, Ohio) scored 14 second half points, including six points in the final minute to keep the Minutewomen in contention, but her efforts fell just short. She finished with a career-high 18 points, five rebounds and four steals
Butler finished with 11 points, while senior Caroline Nehls (Randoph, N.J.) chipped in eight for the Minutewomen. The Tigers had three players in double figures, inluding Crawford with 19 points, sophomore Princess Swilley with 18 points and senior Lauren Jackson with 11 points.
The Minutewomen return to action on Thursday, Dec. 13, when they take on the University of New Hampshire at the Mullins Center. The game is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m.