Dec. 2, 2007
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Coral Gables, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF women's basketball team's second-half rally fell short as the Knights dropped a Sunday afternoon contest to Miami, 64-56, at the BankUnited Center. D'Nay Daniels (Atlanta, Ga.) paced the Black and Gold with 15 points, while Jelisa Caldwell (Macon, Ga.) and Marshay White (Rochester, N.Y.) each added 11 points.
The Knights (4-4) shot .800 from the free throw line, which included a perfect 8-for-8 performance from Daniels at the charity stripe. UCF also shot .440 from behind the arch, with White and Caldwell nailing three a piece.
Miami (4-3) opened the game on a 14-2 run, before Caldwell and Angelica Mealing (Decatur, Ga.) hit back-to-back three-pointers making the score 16-8 with 12:42 left in the half.
Three-consecutive baskets by Lewis cut the Hurricanes lead to only one, 22-21, with under three minutes to go, but the Hurricanes answered back with four buckets to extend its lead to eight. The Knights trailed 30-22 entering the locker room.
In the opening period, Lewis and Caldwell paced the Black and Gold with six points a piece, while Mealing added five. The Knights had 16 of its 22 first half points scored off the bench.
Caldwell nailed another three-pointer in the second half to pt the Knights within two, 53-51, and a layup by White tied the score 53-53, the first tie of the game.
UCF returns to the new UCF Arena Sunday, Nov. 9, to face Florida Gulf Coast at 1 p.m.
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