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20070519 Arizona Women?s Basketball Downs Virtus-Venezia, 106-25
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/19/2007
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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">Venice</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">The <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> women&rsquo;s basketball team improved to 3-0 on its tour of <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region> with a 106-25 win over Virtus-Venezia on Friday night in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Venice</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats held <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Venice</st1:place></st1:City> to just six points in over 25 minutes of play.<?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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Individually for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>, forward Amina Njonkou led the Wildcats with 32 points and 11 rebounds, and guard Ashley Whisonant finished with 23 points, seven assists, and five steals.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Center Suzy Bofia posted 15 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots.<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"> showed its dominance early, rolling to a 32-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats held <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Venice</st1:place></st1:City> scoreless for over eight minutes in the second quarter, and took a 56-12 halftime lead.<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 continued to pressure <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Venice</st1:place></st1:City> on defense and posted an 18-3 advantage in the third quarter to take a 74-15 lead going into the fourth.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> went on to out-score <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Venice</st1:place></st1:City> 32-10 in the final quarter of play.<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">Forward Shannon Hobson added eight points and 11 rebounds, and guard Marie McGee posted 11 points, three rebounds, seven assists and seven steals.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Forward Rhaya Neabors finished with 16 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals, and guard Malia O&rsquo;Neal posted a point, six rebounds, 10 assists, and two steals.<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"> will next play on Tuesday, May 22.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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