20070523 Women?s Basketball Downs S.R.L. Iemmeci Orvieto, 87-41 - The University of Arizona Official Athletic Site
 
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20070523 Women?s Basketball Downs S.R.L. Iemmeci Orvieto, 87-41
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/23/2007
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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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Orvieto</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region> ?</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> After a three hour bus ride from Montecatini to Orvieto, the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> women&rsquo;s basketball team cruised to an 87-41 win over S.R.L. Iemmeci Orvieto on Wednesday night.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats improved to 4-0 on their tour of <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region> and will play their final game in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Rome</st1:place></st1:City> on Thursday.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> was led by sophomore Amina Njonkou&rsquo;s 24 points and 10 rebounds.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Freshman Rhaya Neabors finished with 16 points and seven rebounds, and junior Suzy Bofia tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Junior Ashley Whisonant chipped in with 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and five steals, and sophomore Malia O&rsquo;Neal had nine points, eight rebounds and seven assists.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats took control of the game early on, racing out to a 14-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game, and led 28-6 at the end of the first quarter.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">UA went on to take a 49-18 lead at halftime, and outscored Orvieto 17-9 in the third quarter.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> led by 40 or more points for much of the second half behind aggressive defense and a quick transition offense.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Junior Shannon Hobson finished with nine points and three rebounds, and freshman Marie McGee posted eight points, six rebounds and five steals.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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