Lady Eagles Cruise to 83-67 win at Florida Atlantic
Four starters scored in double-figures, led by Ashley Melson’s 23 points one shy of her career-high.
Holding onto a 23-20 lead midway through the first half, the Eagles staged an 11-0 run to pull away and the Owls never got within single-digits again.
The Eagles shot 55.6 percent from the field in the first half, compared to FAU’s 30.6 percent. GS also hit five from 3-point range and converted 8-of-10 at the free throw line while FAU hit both attempts from the charity stripe.
Ashley Rivens scored 11 of her 14 points during the second half as the Eagles shot 61 percent during the final 20 minutes. The lead grew to as many as 23 when Carolyn Whitney drained a 3-pointer, three of her 12 points, then later when Melson hit a pair of free throws.
“Any win on the road is a major win. I thought we played exceptionally well for 30 minutes or so. We tried to work in some of the young players to get them some playing time. I thought Samantha (Williams) came in and played well,” said head coach Rusty Cram. “We executed our game plan almost to perfection and I felt like our motion offense got to them. We held our composure the majority of the time. With the offense we run we don’t know who is going to be scoring from night to night, this is a very unselfish ball club and it could be anyone.”
The Eagles end a three-game in five-day stretch on Wednesday night (Nov. 19), playing host to 20th-ranked
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Monday, 17 November 2008 00:02