Nov 29, 2003
HONOLULU (AP) - Shawntinice Polk scored 19 points and sparked two key runs to lead No. 21 Arizona to a 67-61 win over Navy at the Rainbow Wahine Classic on Saturday.
After a 17-5 Navy run tied the score at 48 with less than eight minutes left, Polk scored on two consecutive possessions while Navy failed to score on four straight trips up the floor. Three minutes later, Arizona (2-2) led by eight.
Dee-Dee Wheeler also scored 19 points for the Wildcats.
Courtney Davidson led Navy (2-2) with 21 points. Adrienne Roseti added 15 for Navy, which missed 19 of 24 3-point attempts.
Polk broke a 7-all tie in the first half with three consecutive baskets. That began a 15-5 run that put the Wildcats up by as many as 13 points in the first half. Arizona had a 32-22 lead at halftime.
The Wildcats face Hawaii in Sunday's game for fifth place at 1:10 p.m. HST (4:10 p.m. MST).