Women's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, November 17
Nov. 17, 2007
A good defense can translate into good scoring opportunities and that's exactly what the Florida State women's basketball team used against Florida International. The No. 18 Seminoles shut out the Golden Panthers for five minutes during a key stretch in the second half to come away a 70-50 victory on Saturday (November 17) in their second game of the DePaul Invitational at McGrath Hall.
The victory improved Florida State's record to 3-1 on the season. The Seminoles have won their last nine games against in-state opponents. Florida International dropped to 1-2.
Four different Seminoles reached double figures in the scoring column, led by 16 from freshman Antionette Howard (Snellville, Ga.) A point back was guard Mara Freshour (Nashville, Ind.) and she was named to the all-tournament team. Forward Cayla Moore (Stone Mountain, Ga.) had a career-high 13 points while Jacinta Monroe (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) added 11 in just 12 minutes of play.
Rookie Sthefany Thomas posted 19 points and Morganne Campbell added 15 in a 40-minute effort, but the two were unable to lead their team to victory as the Lady Tigers fell at Chattanooga, 65-55, on Saturday night.
After a brief return to the court against Duquesne earlier in the week, senior D'Lesha Lloyd reinjured her shoulder at practice on Friday night and was sidelined for Saturday's contest. Sophomore point guard Christy Brown was also nursing an injury suffered in the Lady Tigers' win over the Dukes on Wednesday.
The Lady Mocs drained 10 three-pointers for the night, led by Brooke Hand with four for a 12-point performance. Alex Anderson totaled game-highs with 24 points and nine rebounds.
Thomas played all but one minute in the game to record three assists and two steals along with her 19 points. Whitney Hood led Clemson on the boards for a second straight game with eight against the Lady Mocs.
Despite a third straight double-double by Khadijah Whittington, the 24th-ranked NC State women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, 60-55, to St. John's on Saturday afternoon at the TD Banknorth Classic in Burlington, Vt.
Whittington posted 18 points and was one off her best rebounding effort with 18 for her 22nd career double-double. She is now 11 points shy of 1,000 career points and went over 800 career rebounds in today's game.
Nikitta Gartrell tossed in 10 points for the Pack, while Shayla Fields and Megan Zullo had nine and eight points respectively.
Monique McLean led St. John's (2-0) with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Kelly McManmon and Sky Lindsay had 13 and 10 points respectively for the Red Storm.