DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Battling a strong-shooting night from Florida Gulf Coast, the Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats fell to the Eagles on Wednesday night, 91-46, in the final non-conference tilt at Richard V. Moore Gymnasium.
Kendra Cooper led 10 Lady Wildcats putting points on the board, with freshmen JaVannah Jackson and Emily Williams putting up seven apiece. Emily Williams and Arreonté Lee each topped B-CU with five rebounds each.
The Lady Wildcats (3-8) have a quick turnaround as 2014 winds down, heading to DeLand and Stetson’s Edmunds Center for the Hatter Classic, where they will meet Texas State on Friday (Dec. 19) at 3 p.m., and Campbell on Saturday (Dec. 20) at 3 p.m.
LADY PIRATES FALL TO TOP-RANKED SOUTH CAROLINA
HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton University women’s basketball team fell to top-ranked South Carolina 69-49 Wednesday evening at the HU Convocation Center.
The Lady Pirates (3-6) had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Sophomore guard Malia Tate-DeFreitas led the Lady Pirates with 19 points, while senior guard Kyani White went 4-for-7 from the floor to chip in 11 points and senior guard Kenia Cole chipped in nine points.
The Lady Pirates shot 34.6 percent (18-for-52) from the floor and made five of 17 3-pointers (29.4 percent). Hampton was also 8-for-13 (61.5 percent) from the free throw line.
The Lady Pirates will be in Harrisonburg, Va. on Saturday to take on James Madison at 2 p.m.
Auburn Edges Out Win Over SSU
AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn University held out for a 62-56 win in the final five minutes of Wednesday’s nonconference matchup, despite a late surge from Savannah State that got the Lady Tigers within two points of taking down their second Southeastern Conference (SEC) opponent this year.
By the numbers, it was a tale of two halves. Auburn outscored SSU 31-19 in the first half, and outrebounded the Lady Tigers 20-12. But, it was all SSU in the second half as the Lady Tigers outscored Auburn 37-31 and outrebounded them 28-14.
Auburn’s bench outscored their starters 22-9 in the opening half and 38-24 for the game. The Tigers were led by Hasina Muhammad who went 6-for-9 from the field for 14 points, and Katie Frerking who tapped in 10 points.
Ezinne Kalu and Jasmine Norman led the Lady Tigers with 12 points each. Davis tacked on 11 of her own, and along with Norman grabbed seven rebounds.
SSU falls to 4-4 on the season. They return to the hardwood Friday, December 19 against Florida State. Tipoff in Tallahassee is set for 7 p.m. (EST). The game is set to air live on ESPN3.
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