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Women’s Basketball Rips East Carolina, 68-57

Road Win is Bearcats’ 18th

NCAA Womens Basketball: Cincinnati at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team earned its 18th win this afternoon, pulling away early in a 68-57 road win at East Carolina University.

Cincinnati (18-9 overall; 10-4 AAC) took control of the game from the opening quarter, taking a 21-16 lead after 10 minutes of play. The Bearcats posted an 11 point lead at the half, leading 39-28 at the break. UC held serve for the remainder of the contest.

Guards Florence Sifa and Antoinette Miller both scored 17 points, a team high for the contest.

Cincinnati shot nearly 43 percent, outscoring ECU 28-24 in the paint. They dominated the boards, outrebounding the Pirates 45-29.

The Bearcats, who hold sole possesion of third place in the AAC, return to action next Saturday, placing host to South Florida in their regular season home finale.

Check back with Down the Drive for full coverage of the contest.