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20070524 Arizona Women?s Basketball Beats Pomezia, 71-48
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/24/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Pomezia</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region> ? </B>When in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Rome</st1:place></st1:City>... <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> discovered the essence of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Rome</st1:place></st1:City> with a 71-48 win over Pomezia on Thursday night.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The win gave the Wildcats a perfect 5-0 record on their tour of <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Italy</st1:place></st1:country-region>.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In an unforgettable game, the Wildcats battled tough with Pomezia before finally pulling away in the second half.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> was led by junior Suzy Bofia who finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds, and sophomore Amina Njonkou who chipped in with 12 points and 11 rebounds.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Freshman Rhaya Neabors posted 14 points and 11 rebounds, and junior Ashley Whisonant had 11 points and four rebounds.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">In a closely-contested first half, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> was down 7-4 before a three-point play by Njonkou tied the game at 7-7 at the 6:15 mark.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The game was back-and-forth the entire first half, and the teams ended up tied at 20-20 entering the second quarter.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> opened the second quarter with a 6-0 scoring run in the first minute to take a 26-20 advantage.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Then, in an unexplainable set of circumstances, the game&rsquo;s referee walked off the court in frustration and did not return.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">After a 10 minute delay of the game, a new referee was found, and the game continued as the Wildcats rolled in the second half.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Read the next posted blog for more details.</P>
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