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Posted on Thu, Nov 24, 2011 : 9:48 p.m.

Michigan women's basketball team wins Paradise Jam opener

By Staff

The Michigan women’s basketball team opened its time in paradise with a 59-53 win over Prairie View A&M.

Rachel Sheffer led the Wolverines (5-0) with 14 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots in a first-round game at the Paradise Jam at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Carmen Reynolds and Courtney Boylan gave the Wolverines a 20-13 lead with 11:03 left in the first half.

While Michigan never was able to pull away -- its largest lead was eight points at five different points during the game -- Prairie View was never able to get back within three points.

Boylan scored 11 points and Reynods added 10 points. Jenny Ryan contributed nine points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four assists.

Jeanette Jackson led Prairie View A&M (1-2) with 17 points

Michigan continues its round-robin tournament schedule against Washington State at 8 p.m. Friday and Marquette at 8 p.m. Saturday.



Fri, Nov 25, 2011 : 4:29 p.m.

Really appreciate news about the U-M women's teams, especially basketball. Thanks.


Fri, Nov 25, 2011 : 1:59 p.m.

Nice that you covered this--there is nothing on this game anywhere on the "Michigan Basketball" pages of the site. Which, unfortunatley, is typical. Ann constantly and seriously neglects Michigan women's sports in its sports coverage. Chronically. If you didn't dig around (and more easily, go to, you would hardly know we hve successful and perenially nationally ranked women's programs in softball, volleyball, field hockey, swimming & diving, to name a few. But there is room for 6 different stories about the men's BB game in Maui. Nice.