SAN JUAN SHOOTOUT RECAP

San Juan, PR- #25 FGCU (7-0) won both games that took place this weekend in the San Juan Shootout, defeating Tennessee Tech University 81-69 Friday afternoon, and St. Louis University 73-65 Saturday afternoon. The Eagles extended their winning streak to seven games.

Stats (vs TTU):

FGCU shot 54.8% (34/62) from the field, 20.0% (2/10) from beyond the arc, and tied the Golden Eagles with 30 team rebounds in the game. The Eagles dished out 20 assists, had 9 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 20 Golden Eagles team turnovers, while having 16 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (TTU):

Megan Clark 17 pts

Kesha Brady 15 pts

Jada Guinn 14 pts

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Kierstan Bell 39 pts, 6 reb, 5 asts

TK Morehouse 14 pts, 5 asts

Karli Seay 6 pts, 2 reb

Stats (vs SLU):

FGCU shot 42.9% (27/63) from the field, 31.4% (11/35) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded the Bilikens 38-37. The Eagles dished out 20 assists, had 6 steals, and 1 block in the game. FGCU forced 14 Bilikens team turnovers, while having 10 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (SLU):

Ciaja Harbison 21 pts

Natalie McNeal 18 pts, 7 reb

Brooke Flowers 13 pts, 9 reb

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Kerstie Phills 16 pts, 9 reb

Kierstan Bell 14 pts

Kendall Spray 9 pts, 3 reb

Overview:

FGCU had another successful weekend, winning both games in the San Juan Shootout. In game 1, the Eagles were led by Kierstan Bell who completely could not he stopped by TTU, as she went off for 39 pts in the game. In Game 2, Kerstie Phills led the Eagles with 16 pts vs the Bilikens. St Louis University had a 21 point 4th quarter turning the game a lot closer but the Eagles were able to overcome that and win the game.

FGCU remains an elite mid major team, and the Eagles hope to continue to climb the polls come Monday. The Eagles have a big week ahead, facing their toughest test before ASUN Conference play, vs Princeton University, and the following week. play Michigan State University, as part of the West Palm Beach Invitational. There is plenty to like so far this season with the roster depth, and this team continues to get better.

What’s Next:

#25 FGCU faces Princeton University (4-1) Wednesday night (12/1) from Alico Arena at 7 PM. The Eagles look to avenge 67-53 loss to the Tigers from the 2019-20 season.

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