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GSU women fall at Florida Atlantic

GSU women fall at Florida Atlantic

GSU women fall at Florida Atlantic


    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Chenise Miller and Kimberly Smith each netted 11 points, and Florida Atlantic scored 34 points off turnovers to post an 82-58 women’s basketball victory over Georgia Southern in the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament at FAU Arena Friday afternoon.
    MiMi DuBose led four Eagles in double figures in the scoring column with 14 points to go along with four rebounds, and Danielle Spencer tallied 11 points and seven rebounds.
Lacie Dowling collected 10 points and five rebounds, while Anna Claire Knight scored 11.
    Shanequa Schrouder scored 10 for the Owls (4-2), while Latavia Dempsey, Briah Blakely and Takia Brooks each scored eight points.
    The Owls used their full-court pressure defense to force 27 turnovers, which they turned into 34 points. FAU scored 38 points in the paint and shot 47 percent for the contest, and the Eagles (1-5) won the battle of the boards 47-32, turning 13 offensive rebounds into 11 second-chance points.
    Schrouder ignited a 14-2 run in the first half, and Dotson scored four points during the stretch as FAU pushed a 13-7 lead to 27-9 with 8:50 remaining.
    The margin grew to as many as 32 points at 47-15 with 2:30 to play after Robinson scored five straight points for Florida Atlantic.
    The Eagles got into their offense with more success in the second half and shot 50 percent in the frame, going 15-for-30 from the floor.
    “We knew they were going to pressure the ball all over the court, and they were able to speed us up in the first half and force us out of our comfort zone. The open looks we got were rushed and a little frantic,” Georgia Southern coach Chris Vozab said. “In the second half, we slowed ourselves down and executed, and that’s what we need to learn to do consistently moving forward. We want to play with pace and push the ball up the floor, but we cannot allow ourselves to be rushed.”

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