Latasha Lattimore (25 factors, 10 rebounds) leads UM ladies to 81-46 residence win over BU
University of Miami sophomore ahead Latasha “Tasha” Lattimore, who transferred from the University of Texas in June, confirmed on Sunday why she was one of many nation’s most coveted recruits a number of years in the past.
She scored a game-high and career-high 25 factors and had 10 rebounds within the Hurricanes’ 81-46 residence win over Boston University. It was the second double-double of her profession.
Most of her factors got here within the paint, the place Miami dominated 40-20, however Lattimore additionally confirmed she will shoot from distance with a silky three-pointer.
“We were hyped, I was feeling good from shoot around and just fed off my team’s energy,” she mentioned.
The Hurricanes dominated from begin to end, led 40-21 at halftime, and went on a 20-0 third-quarter run. Graduate pupil Destiny Harden had 14 factors, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Freshman Lazaria Spearman added 10 factors and eight rebounds.
The Cavinder twins, Haley and Hanna, continued to have an effect of their first season since transferring from Fresno State. Haley hit three threes for 9 factors and had 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Hanna added 5 factors and 5 assists.
UM improved to 3-0 and has scored 80-plus in each recreation. Their 23 assists had been probably the most since that they had 26 in opposition to Alabama in 2018.
Lattimore mentioned she lastly feels she is in the best place. She fielded over 100 gives popping out of Royal Crown Academy, together with Baylor, California, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, and UCLA.
Originally a Syracuse commit, she decommitted when then-coach Quentin Hillsman resigned amid allegations of inappropriate habits. She ended up at Texas, the place she averaged 3.2 factors and a pair of.8 rebounds for a Longhorns staff that reached the Elite Eight spherical of the NCAA Tournament.
“I left Texas because I wanted a new atmosphere, I came here and now words can’t explain how I feel,” Lattimore mentioned. “This is like a new family. The coaches here were real with me. They didn’t sugarcoat anything, throw gear at me, or make promises. They let me know nothing is given to you here, you have to earn your minutes. I knew I would get better here.”
The Hurricanes are again residence Wednesday at 6 p.m. in opposition to FAU. Coach Katie Meier is scheduled to return to the sideline after serving a three-game suspension imposed by UM whereas the college cooperates with an NCAA enforcement matter.
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