Fort Myers, FL-Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (23-2, 12-1 ASUN) got back on track vs KSU (9-15, 5-8 ASUN), beating the Owls 64-48, from Alico Arena Thursday night.
FGCU shot 33.3% (18/54) from the field, 31.0% (9/29) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 40-33 by KSU. The Eagles dished out 10 assists, had 14 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 25 Owls team turnovers, while having 16 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (KSU):
Amani Johnson 16 pts, 3 reb
Julia Rodriguez 9 pts, 2 reb
Bre’Lyn Snipes 6 pts, 3 reb
Outstanding Players (#22 FGCU):
Kendall Spray 15 pts, 3 reb
Seneca Hackley 14 pts, 4 reb
Emma List 12 pts, 8 reb
#22 FGCU was in a dogfight with KSU in the 4th quarter before finally pulling away in this game. The Owls made it a 6 point game (51-45) after an Alexis Poole free throw, but the Eagles were able to persevere, and Emma List hit a huge three point field goal, to increase the Eagles lead to 9, and FGCU began to put the game away Thursday night. Kendall Spray led the Eagles with 15 points, and Seneca Hackley was huge for FGCU finishing with 14 points in the game. Emma List continues to do it all for FGCU, and also finished in double figures (12 points) in the game. KSU was led offensively by Amani Johnson who scored a game high 16 points.
#22 FGCU has to find their flow offensively still in games. On this 2-1 homestand, FGCU scored 63 points vs UNA (W), 58 points vs Stetson (L), and 64 points vs KSU (W). The Eagles average 80+ ppg, and while this team is still without Kierstan Bell, they have the core players to score. After UNF Saturday afternoon, the Eagles get the rematch vs Liberty University, and the winner of that game will most likely earn the #1 seed and bye for the ASUN Tournament. The Eagles head out on the road, and we trust Head Coach Karl Smesko will find creative ways to continue to win games like he always has. The best part of college basketball, conference tournament time is almost here, let the games begin!
#22 FGCU (23-2, 12-1 ASUN) heads on the road to face UNF (11-14, 4-9 ASUN), Saturday afternoon from UNF Arena.