Scores

Final

Ole Miss 72

(10-2, 4-2 away)

Maine 52

(2-6, 1-3 home)

    5:00 PM ET, December 28, 2005

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    MISS 42 3072
    MAINE 20 3252

    Ole Miss cruises to big win in first round of Hurricane Classic

    CORAL GABLES, Florida (Ticker) -- Armintie Price scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 25 Mississippi coasted to a 72-52 victory over Maine in the first round of the Hurricane Holiday Classic.

    The Lady Rebels (10-2) used a dominant defensive performance in the opening half to advance to Thursday's championship game against either Miami or North Carolina AT.

    The Black Bears (2-6) shot just 16 percent (4-of-25) from the floor in the opening 20 minutes as Ole Miss raced to a 42-20 halftime lead.

    Price was 9-of-14 from the field and had five of the Lady Rebels' 17 turnovers. Ashley Johnson chipped in 10 points and three steals as Ole Miss forced 22 turnovers to rebound from a loss at Louisiana Tech on December 20.

    Abby Schrader paced Maine with 12 points and 12 boards and Ashley Underwood added 11 points on 3-of-15 shooting. Leading scorer Bracey Barker was limited to six points and had four turnovers in 31 minutes in the Black Bears' sixth straight loss.

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