Kissimmee, FL- FGCU (5-0) beat Fairfield University (2-2) 83-61, Saturday afternoon in the final game of the ASUN/MAAC Challenge.
FGCU shot 42% (29/69) from the field, 31.1% (14/45) from beyond the arc and were outrebounded 33-32 by the Stags. The Eagles dished out 18 assists, had 9 steals, and 1 block in the game. FGCU forced 18 Stags team turnovers, and had only 8 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FU):
Lou Lopez-Senechal 15 pts
Callie Cavanaugh 14 pts
Sydney Lowery 12 pts
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Kierstan Bell 22 pts, 10 reb
Kendall Spray 17 pts
TK Morehouse 17 pts
The Eagles fought back after being down early in the 1st Quarter of the game. FGCU was down 19-15 after one quarter, but were able to slide into halftime with a 36-33 lead. A 30 point 3rd Quarter was the key to victory for the Eagles.
Kierstan Bell once again led the Eagles with another double double, finishing with 22 pts, and 10 rebounds. Kendall Spray and TK Morehouse, each finished with 17 points to lead a balanced scoring attack vs the Stags. Fairfield was led by Lou Lopez-Senechal, who finished with 15 pts. The Eagles outscored the Stags from behind the arc 14-2, and that was vital to an FGCU victory. It’ll be interesting to see if FGCU is ranked in the top 25, after another strong week. They do deserve to be in the top 25 though. Onto the San Juan Shootout.
FGCU faces Tennessee Tech (2-1) in the San Juan Shootout Friday at 5:45 PM in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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