Fort Myers, FL- #1 FGCU (27-2) beat #5 UNF (13-17) 71-60, advancing to the ASUN Semifinals Wednesday night, vs #3 Stetson University (20-11).
FGCU shot 39.1% (27/69) from the field, 30.3% (10/33) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 37-35 by UNF. The Eagles dished out 16 assists, had 12 steals, and 5 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 18 UNF team turnovers, while having 5 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (#5 UNF):
Jaida Bond 16 pts, 4 reb
Emma Broermann 16 pts, 9 reb
Jazz Bond 10 pts, 3 reb
Outstanding Players (#1 FGCU):
Kendall Spray 24 pts, 4 reb
Kierstan Bell 22 pts, 7 reb
TK Morehouse 14 pts, 7 asts
#1 FGCU faced a strong test in their ASUN Quarterfinals matchup vs UNF. The Eagles raced to a 16-5 lead, before the Ospreys took a 17-16 lead courtesy of a 12-0 run. Jaida Bond finished with a team high 16 points off the bench for the Ospreys, and played her best basketball as part of that run to bring UNF back into the game. The Eagles went to the half with a 32-26 lead in this game.
Kendall Spray finished with a game high 24 points, shooting 7/10 from beyond the arc. She is a major reason the Eagles were able to withstand the Ospreys. Kierstan Bell also had a huge game, finishing with 22 points in the game. The Eagles were able to limit ASUN Defensive Player of the Year Jazz Bond, to only 10 points, and 3 rebounds in the game, which was huge because Jazz is the type of player that can go off at any moment, and one of the best players to ever play for UNF.
#1 FGCU (27-2) faces #3 Stetson University (20-11) in the ASUN Semifinals, Wednesday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.