Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Wildcat Women Cruise Past UC Riverside
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 07, 2002
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Dec 7, 2002

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TUCSON, Ariz. - Dee-Dee Wheeler scored a career-high 28 points and made five 3-pointers in the second half as No. 21 Arizona beat California-Riverside 95-66 Saturday night.

The Wildcats (3-1) were 10-of-28 from 3-point range, with Wheeler getting six of them on eight attempts.

Shawntinice Polk added 18 points and 16 rebounds - her fourth consecutive double-double - for Arizona. Krista Warren had 16 points and Aimee Grzyb 15 for the Wildcats.

LaKeima Stephens led Riverside (0-4) with 17 points, and Crystal Harris and Trecha Kennedy had 13 points apiece.

Arizona, ranked for the first time since February 2001, built an 22-5 lead eight minutes into the game before settling for a 46-35 halftime edge.

Riverside scored the first four points of the second half before Arizona hit five 3-pointers - three by Wheeler - and the Wildcats went on to build an 82-60 lead.

The previous career highs for Wheeler, a sophomore, were 21 points and four 3-pointers.

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