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Women's Basketball Runs Past Grand Canyon, 118-58
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/07/2006
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Tucson, Ariz. ?-Suzy Bofia, Rheya Neabors, and Amina Njonkou posted double-doubles, as six Wildcats scored in double-figures to lead the Arizona women’s basketball team to a 118-58 exhibition win over Grand Canyon on Monday night in McKale Center.

 

Suzy Bofia scored 17 points (8-11) and pulled down a game-high 19 rebounds, Rheya Neabors finished with 17 points (8-13) to go with 10 rebounds, and Njonkou posted 11 points, 10 rebounds, and four steals.

 

Senior Joy Hollingsworth added 15 points, junior Ashley Whisonant chipped in 12 points and a game-high seven assists, and sophomore Kelsey Burns scored 11 points to help Arizona shoot 54.1 percent (46-85) from the field in the game.

 

The Wildcats out-rebounded the Antelopes 56-27, including 25 offensive rebounds, and tallied 19 steals off of 37 Grand Canyon turnovers.  Arizona also finished with 27 assists.

 

Senior Jennifer Cobb scored a team-high 11 points for Grand Canyon.

 

Arizona wasted no time taking control of the game, racing out to a 9-0 lead over the Antelopes in the first 1:39 of the game.  UA led 13-7 at the 15:47 mark in the first half before going on a 21-2 scoring tear over the next 5:49 to take a commanding 34-9 advantage.  Arizona closed the first half on a 14-3 run over the last 5:08 and led 58-22 at halftime.

 

Suzy Bofia posted eight points and 13 rebounds, and Rheya Neabors finished with 13 points and eight rebounds in the first half alone, as the Wildcats shot 50 percent (23-46) from the floor.

 

Arizona continued to dominate Grand Canyon in the second half, shooting 59 percent (23-39) from the field, and ended the game on a 14-3 run over the final 5:25 to win by 60, the team’s largest advantage of the game.

 

Monday’s matchup with Grand Canyon was the final preseason tune-up for Arizona.  The Wildcats host Nicholls State in the season opener on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in McKale Center.
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