No. 25 FGCU women cruise past North Florida 63-52
Feb 18, 2022, 11:41 PM | Updated: Feb 19, 2022, 2:21 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tishara Morehouse scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast to a 63-52 win over North Florida on Saturday.
Kendall Spray added 12 points, all on 3-pointers, and Kaela Webb had 11 for the Eagles (24-2, 13-1 Atlantic Sun Conference).
FGCU and Liberty are tied at the top of the A-Sun East Division standings heading into a Thursday showdown at Liberty. The Eagles won the first meeting with the Flames (24-2 overall) 73-69.
Emma Broermann scored 14 to lead the Osprey (11-15, 4-10), who have lost 10 straight in the series. Rhetta Moore had 11 points and 13 rebounds.
Spray hit back-to-back 3-pointers late in the second quarter to put the Eagles on top 30-17 and Morehouse had a 3 to open the second half that made it 38-22. Emma List had a 3 to start a 7-0 run that pushed the lead to 48-28.
North Florida closed the game with an 11-3 run over four minutes to make it close.
FGCU was 13 of 42 from 3-point range, North Florida was 3 of 12. Spray’s four 3s gave her 443 for her career, fourth in NCAA history, one ahead of Maryland’s Katie Benzan, who plays on Sunday. Taylor Pierce of Idaho and Jess Kovatch of Saint Francis (Pa.) are at 472, 15 behind leader Kelsey Mitchell of Ohio State.
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