MIAMI 75, HARTFORD 62
Miami, FL -- Miami outscored Hartford in the paint by 36 points, and post players Emese Hoff (21 points) and Beatrice Mompremier (19 points) thrived Sunday in Round 2 of the 2018 Preseason WNIT.
Miami (3-0) will play Marquette or Northern Iowa in the semifinals on Thursday. Hartford (1-2) will play in a consolation round game later this week.
The Hurricanes shot 53 percent from the field and had a 43-24 lead in rebounds. Mompremier had 13 rebounds, and Endia Banks closed with 11 points and seven rebounds.
Hartford stayed in range in the first half and took a 22-21 lead with 4:11 before halftime on a 3-pointer by Kelly Douglass, one of four long-range shots by the Hawks to that point. Another long shot from Douglass had Hartford within 43-41 with 5:25 left in the third quarter, but the Hurricanes answered with an 11-2 run and closed the frame with a 56-46 lead.
The Hawks got 24 points from from Sierra DaCosta, two off her career high. Lindsey Abed added 18 points.