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No. 20 Florida Beats Lamar 88-45

December 7, 2001

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) _ Brandi McCain scored 26 points, including six 3-pointers, Thursday night to lead No. 20 Florida to an 88-45 victory over Lamar.

Florida (5-3) took the lead at 15-13 on a layup by Vanessa Hayden and then used a 5-0 run at the end of the first half and a 10-0 run in the first four minutes of the second half to take a 49-24 lead.

Shandy Carter, who played with McCain at Silsbee High School, scored 14 points for the Cardinals (2-4). Eva Christian also had 14.

Hayden led Florida with 15 rebounds and Carter had seven to lead Lamar.

Florida shot 44 percent from the field to 34 percent for Lamar.

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