Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (7-1) won their third game in a row, defeating Ave Maria University, 88-35, Sunday afternoon from Alico Arena.
Ave Maria shot 26.7% (12/45) from the field, 22.2% (4/18) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 46-33 by FGCU. The Gyrenes dished out 8 assists, had 7 steals, and 1 block in the game. Ave Maria forced 15 Eagles team turnovers, while having 31 team turnovers of their own.
FGCU 41.7% (30/72) from the field, 29.2% (14/48) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded the Gyrenes 46-33. The Eagles dished out 17 assists, had 19 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 31 Gyrenes team turnovers, while having 15 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (AMU):
McKenzi Lyons 6 pts, 3 reb
Elena Barnes 5 pts, 5 reb
Grace Field 5 pts, 3 reb
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Brylee Bartram 21 pts, 4 reb
Alyza Winston 15 pts, 2 asts
Sha Carter 14 pts, 7 reb
FGCU dominated Ave Maria Sunday afternoon, and were paced by Brylee Bartram, who finished with 21 points on 7/11 shooting from beyond the arc, from off the bench. Alyza Winston (15 points), and Sha Carter (14 points), also finished in double figures in scoring for FGCU. FGCU’s largest lead in this game was 60 points, and did what they needed to do to an NAIA team at home, winning big. Ave Maria was led offensively by Mckenzi Lyons, who scored 6 points. The Eagles were relentless on defense in the game, forcing 31 Ave Maria team turnovers. It was a big win for FGCU, and the Eagles look to the next game of the homestand.
FGCU (7-1) remains at home to face Palm Beach Atlantic University, Thursday night at 7 PM, from Alico Arena.