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MCC's Riley inks with Ole Miss

By Staff
From Combined Reports
Catesha Riley, a 5-7 sophomore guard at Meridian Community College, has signed with the Ole Miss women's basketball program, Lady Rebel head coach Ron Aldy announced Tuesday.
Riley, a native of Kosciusko, was named to the 2000 NJCAA All-Tournament team. Through the first three games of the 2000-01 season, Riley was averaging 18.7 points, four rebounds and 6.7 assists per game.
As a prep star at Kosciusko High School, Riley averaged 23 points, five rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots per game as a senior. She was named All-District five years.
Riley joins Watts, a 6-3 center/forward of Hinds AHS, as the early signees for the Lady Rebels. The Ole Miss women are 2-0 after capturing the Vermont Howard Bank Classic this past weekend.
No. 13 Utah 94, American-Puerto Rico 37: With coach Rick Majerus at home recovering from knee surgery, the Utes easily beat American Puerto Rico at the Puerto Rico Shootout.
Trace Caton scored 19 points and the Utes closed the first half with a 39-6 run to take command.
Utah, which outrebounded its Division II opponent 45-15, will play Georgia on Friday in the holiday tournament.
Chris Burgess added 11 points for Utah (2-0), which used 13 players, each playing at least 11 minutes.
No. 5 Stanford 84, Old Dominion 60: Ryan Mendez scored 18 points and Casey Jacobsen 16 as No. 5 Stanford pulled away in the second half at the Puerto Rico Shootout.
Stanford led 36-26 at halftime, and used a 10-2 run capped by Jason Collins' layup to make it 50-32 with 14:44 left.
The Cardinal (2-0) kept building their advantage and went up by as many as 30 points at 71-41 with under six minutes remaining on Mendez's 3-pointer.
Collins had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and twin brother Jarron added eight points.