Women's Basketball Runs Out to 77-38 Win over CBU in Lone Exhibition Game
Nov. 2, 2013
MEMPHIS - Behind double-doubles from Ariel Hearn and Asianna Fuqua-Bey, the University of Memphis women's basketball team ran past Christian Brothers, 77-38, in an exhibition game between the two Bluff City schools, Saturday. Hearn led all players with 27 points, adding 12 rebounds, while Fuqua-Bey got a bucket in the final minute of the game to finish with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Courtney Powell also added double-digit rebounds, finishing with 11 rebounds, eight of them off the offensive glass.
The game was tight early, as both teams demonstrated a willingness to get out in transition. After Memphis ran out to a 10-point lead following a bucket from freshman Breigha Wilder-Cochran, CBU answered with a 6-0 run that trimmed the Memphis lead to 15-11 with 9:06 to play in the opening half. But a Taylor Williams jumper started a 12-3 Memphis run that stretched the lead to 13 following a Hearn jumper.
CBU worked it back to single digits and the teams hit the locker rooms with Memphis leading 32-24 at the break. Memphis had held CBU without a single offensive rebound.
The Tigers roared out on a 16-4 run to start the second half, stretching the lead to 50-27 with 12:36 left in the game following a made three-point field goal from Devin Mack.
Hearn led all scorers with 27 points, while Fuqua-Bey added 11 and Mack finished with 10. Erica Burgess led CBU in scoring with 14 points, while Breanna Ridgell added 11. The Tigers out-rebounded CBU 64-35 for the game, grabbing 25 offensive rebounds. Hearn led all players with five assists, while Jackson finished with six steals in 13 minutes of play.
Memphis opens its regular season on Friday, at 4 p.m., against East Tennessee State. That game will be played as the front end of a women's sports doubleheader in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. The women's basketball team will play at 4 p.m. and the Tiger volleyball team will follow that non-conference basketball game with an American Athletic Conference volleyball match against Temple at approximately 7 p.m.