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Four double-digit scorers, led by Shannon Smith's double-double, propelled U-M to a win over Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
U-M took care of Western Michigan Sunday, 74-47.
U-M returns four starters from its 20-win team last season -- headlined by captain and four-year starter Nicole Elmblad as well as leading scorer Shannon Smith, point guard Siera Thompson and forward Cyesha Goree -- and welcomes heralded incomer Katelynn Flaherty.
MGoBlue.com counts down the top 10 plays from the month of February in Michigan Athletics.
Players comment on the win over Southern.
Michigan 86, Stony Brook 48
At Michigan ... Teamed with Nicole Elmblad to graduate as Michigan's career leaders in wins (82) ... Holds the top two single-season rebounding marks in school history: 367 (2014-15) and 317 (2013-14) ... Only player in school history with two 300+ rebound seasons ... Totaled 31 double-doubles, ranking third all-time at Michigan ... Two-time All-Big Ten second team (2014, 2015) ... Ranks second all-time at Michigan in field goal percentage (.544) and 12th in rebounds (690).
Senior (2014-15) ... Earned fourth varsity letter ... Named to All-Big Ten second team by coaches and media ... Named to Big Ten Honor Roll (Jan. 26) ... Set new single-season rebounding mark with 367 rebounds, beating the record she set last season ... Started all 35 games, averaging 13.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per game ... Became just the fourth Wolverine in school history to average at least 10.0 rebounds per game ... Totaled 18 double-doubles, the second-best season total in school history ... Scored in double figures 28 times and totaled four 20-point games ... Recorded 21 games with at least 10 rebounds ... Had the second-ever 20-point, 20-rebound performance in school history with 26 points and 20 rebounds at Minnesota (Feb. 21) ... Went for 19 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals against Illinois (Jan. 26) ... Scored 26 points with 13 rebounds at Iowa (Jan. 22) ... Had 18 points and 19 rebounds in Michigan's win over Ohio State (Jan. 11) ... Recorded first 20-point game of the season against Penn State, going for 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting, 12 rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes of action ... Had 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting to go with 11 rebounds at No. 5 Notre Dame (Dec. 13) ... Started the season with four straight double-doubles.
Junior (2013-14) ... Earned third varsity letter ... Named to All-Big Ten second team by coaches and media ... Grabbed 317 rebounds to set a then-Michigan single-season record ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 17)... Named to Big Ten Honor Roll (Dec. 23) ... Appeared in all 33 games, starting 32 times ... Averaged 12.1 points and 9.3 rebounds in 29.0 minutes per game ... Had a team-best 13 double-doubles on the season ... Scored in double figures 23 times, including five 20-point games ... Went for 24 points and 11 rebounds against Duquesne in the WNIT second round (March 24) ... Scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and five assists against Indiana (March 6) ... Scored career-high 30 points on 12-for-15 shooting with 19 rebounds at Illinois (Feb. 16) ... Recorded 20 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best six assists against Nebraska (Feb. 13) ... Scored eight points with 14 rebounds and a career-best four steals at Purdue (Jan. 15) ... Recorded sixth double-double of the season against Michigan State (Jan. 12) after scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds ... Recorded fifth double-double of the season against Wisconsin (Jan. 9) after scoring 10 points and grabbing 15 boards ... Recorded fourth double-double against Southern (Dec. 20), going for 16 points and 18 rebounds ... Went for a career-best 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 11) for her third career double-double ... Scored 20 points at Virginia (Dec. 5) ... Scored 14 points on 7-for-10 shooting against Texas Tech (Nov. 29) ... Recorded her second career double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 15 rebounds at Western Michigan (Nov. 18) ... Recorded her first career double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds against Xavier (Nov. 13) ... Scored 11 points against Arizona (Nov. 9), including a buzzer-beater to send the game to overtime.
Sophomore (2012-13) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Appeared in nine games, averaging 1.1 points and 0.4 rebounds in 2.7 minutes per game ... Scored four points against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament (March 7) ... Scored four points and grabbed a rebound against Niagara (Dec. 29) ... Scored two points and recorded a block in three minutes against Seton Hall (Nov. 19).
Freshman (2011-12) ... Earned first varsity letter ... Named Most Improved Player at the end of the year banquet ... Saw action in three games ... Made collegiate debut against Florida Atlantic (Nov. 14), tallying two points, two rebounds and one steal ... Averaged 1.0 points and 0.7 rebounds in 3.0 minutes per game ... Played a season-high four minutes against Indiana (Jan. 22).
Prep ... Wyoming Park High School (2009-11) and Rogers High School (2007-09), coached by Kirk Kambestad (WPHS) ... Honor roll student junior and senior years ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... at Rogers High School... Helped lead team to district championship... Averaged 8.9 points and 9.3 rebounds her freshman year and 12.3 points and 10.3 rebounds her sophomore season ... at Wyoming Park High School... Led team to a conference championship... Key Statistics... Averaged 16.9 points (560 points), 13.7 rebounds (455 rebounds), 3.7 assists (124 assists) and 2.8 steals (95 steals) in her two-year career at WPHS ... Averaged 15.6 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals, 3.8 blocks at the end of her senior year ... Holds school record for most blocks in a season with 73 ... Recorded three 20-point /20-rebound performances ... Honors and Rankings... Selected to Grand Rapids Press All-Area Dream Team following her junior and senior years ... Named all-conference four times, including honorable mentions after her freshman and sophomore seasons ... Two-time all-state first team selection and honorable mention following sophomore campaign ... Selected WZZM Channel 13 Meijer Scholar Athlete of the Week for March 9.
Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Majoring in physical education ... Full name is Cyesha Damian Goree ... Birthday is August 4, 1993 ... Daughter of Christopher Goree Sr. and Toni Lake.
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