Wildcat Women Cruise Past UC Riverside

Dec 7, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz. - Dee-Dee Wheeler scored a career-high 28 points and madefive 3-pointers in the second half as No. 21 Arizona beat California-Riverside95-66 Saturday night.

The Wildcats (3-1) were 10-of-28 from 3-point range, with Wheeler gettingsix of them on eight attempts.

Shawntinice Polk added 18 points and 16 rebounds - her fourth consecutivedouble-double - for Arizona. Krista Warren had 16 points and Aimee Grzyb 15 forthe Wildcats.

LaKeima Stephens led Riverside (0-4) with 17 points, and Crystal Harris andTrecha Kennedy had 13 points apiece.

Arizona, ranked for the first time since February 2001, built an 22-5 leadeight minutes into the game before settling for a 46-35 halftime edge.

Riverside scored the first four points of the second half before Arizona hitfive 3-pointers - three by Wheeler - and the Wildcats went on to build an 82-60lead.

The previous career highs for Wheeler, a sophomore, were 21 points and four3-pointers.

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