Kennesaw, GA- #1 seed and #21/#24 FGGU beat #2 Liberty University 84-62 to win the ASUN Championship Sunday afternoon.
FGCU shot 50% (26/52) from the field, 43.8% (14/32) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 34-28 by Liberty. The Eagles dished out 22 assists, had 10 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. Liberty had 18 team turnovers and FGCU had 11 team turnovers in the game.
Outstanding Players (LU):
Emily Lytle 25 pts, 9 reb
Ashtyn Baker 11 pts
Priscilla Smeenge 6 pts
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Kierstan Bell 30 pts, 9 reb, 7 asts
TK Morehouse 15 pts
Aaliyah Stanley 12 pts
What a response from the Eagles, after a cold shooting game yesterday vs Lipscomb University. The Eagles took it right to the Flames after a few minutes of going back and forth in the 1st quarter. Kierstan Bell (30 pts, 9 reb, 7 asts) put the whole team on her back and TK Morehouse had another great game scoring 17 pts for FGCU. and Aaliyah Stanley scored 12 pts off the bench. Liberty was led by Emily Lytle who scored 25 pts.
It’s incredible to see the depth of this team, especially after winning 25 games in a row, and playing their best basketball, this late into the season. Emma List had a huge game scoring 8 pts, 6 reb, 6 asts, and continues to pile on when it comes to box scores. Emma does all the little things right for this team. Seneca Hackley hit a huge 3 in the game and Andrea Cecil had 5 pts in the game including a big #and1. There points were backbreakers in the game and the Eagles were able to dominate a super inspired Liberty University team and earn the auto bid for the ASUN Conference.
FGCU waits to see where the NCAA Selection Committee places the Eagles and gets ready for the NCAA Tournament!