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Posted November 25, 2012 | Leave a comment
JMU roundup: Dukes prevail in women's basketball
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James Madison University senior guard Tarik Hislop scored 30 points to lead the Dukes (3-3) to a 63-58 win over Wichita State (2-4) in in the Cancun Challenge women's basketball tournament Saturday at Moon Palace Resort.
Hislop reached the 30-point mark for the second time in three games after scoring a career-high 32 in the Dukes' overtime win over Green Bay on Thursday. Also in double figures for JMU was redshirt senior guard Jasmine Gill, who had her first JMU double-double with 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.
There were seven ties and 15 lead changes before JMU used a 13-4 run midway through the second half to take the lead for good. Hislop scored seven of those points, including a layup off a steal to cap the run and give JMU a 48-40 advantage with 7:38 left. Gill added four points during the stretch.
The Dukes pushed their lead to 11, 59-48, on a driving layup by senior forward Nikki Newman with 2:57 to play.
Miami (Ohio) jumped out to a quick 22-4 lead out of the gate and went on to defeat James Madison University, 76-58, in a non-conference men's basketball game Saturday afternoon at Millett Hall.
After five straight away from home to open the season, the Dukes will play their home opener on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against George Washington.
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