DUKE/FGCU RECAP

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (8-3) fell to Duke University (10-1), 70-48, Sunday afternoon from Alico Arena.

Stats (DU):

Duke shot 51.8% (29/56) from the field, 40.0% (4/10) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded FGCU: 36-19. The Blue Devils dished out 15 assists, had 10 steals, and 5 blocks in the game. Duke forced 15 FGCU team turnovers, while having 12 team turnovers of their own.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU shot 37.8% (17/45) from the field, 25.0% (5/20) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 36-19 by Duke. The Eagles dished out 10 assists, had 5 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 12 Duke team turnovers, while having 15 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (DU):

Elizabeth Balogun 16 pts, 4 reb

Celeste Taylor 13 pts, 4 reb

Shayeann Day-Wilson 12 pts, 3 reb

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Sha Carter 18 pts, 3 reb

TK Morehouse 8 pts, 4 reb

Kaela Webb 7 pts

Overview:

The Eagles fell to a sound shooting, and defensive Duke University team, Sunday afternoon. The height and athleticism of the Blue Devils was too much Sunday afternoon for the Eagles. Duke was led offensively by Elizabeth Balogun, who scored 16 points. FGCU was led offensively by Sha Carter, who scored a game high 18 points. FGCU has a chance to go on a roll, and finish out non-conference play on a high note. The Eagles have four games overall: two road games vs Kentucky, and Mercer, and two home games vs Brown and Mercer.

What’s Next:

FGCU (8-3) heads on the road to face the University of Kentucky (7-2), 12/18 at 1 PM from Memorial Coliseum.

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