Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (19-3, 7-1 ASUN) defeated EKU (12-9, 5-3 ASUN), 84-61, Thursday night from Alico Arena.
EKU shot 38.5% (20/52) from the field, 36.8% (7/19) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded FGCU 35-34. The Colonels dished out 6 assists, had 6 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. EKU forced 9 FGCU team turnovers, while having 19 team turnovers.
FGCU shot 48.6% (34/70) from the field, 32.5% (13/40) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 35-34 by EKU. The Eagles dished out 24 assists, had 13 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 19 EKU team turnovers, while having 9 team turnovers.
Outstanding Players (EKU):
Antwainette Walker 15 pts, 9 reb
Kalissa Lacy 12 pts
Alice Recanati 8 pts, 2 reb
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Alyza Winston 20 pts, 3 reb
Sha Carter 17 pts, 8 reb
Brylee Bartram 15 pts, 2 reb
The Eagles got back on track, and won big Thursday night vs an EKU team that has had a strong start in ASUN Conference play. Alyza Winston led the Eagles offensively, finishing with a game high 20 points. Sha Carter (17 points), Brylee Bartram (15 points), Sophia Stiles (12 points), and TK Morehouse (10 points), all finished in double figures in scoring for the Eagles. EKU was led offensively by Antwainette Walker, who finished with 15 points.
FGCU raced out to a 45-27 lead at halftime, and never looked back after the half. The offense was flying on all cylinders in the game, dishing out 24 assists, and grabbing 13 steals in the game. The Eagles hit 13 three point field goals in the game (13/40), and Brylee Bartram hit a game high 5 of those 13 three point field goals for the Eagles. FGCU’s largest lead in the game was 32 points.
FGCU (19-3, 7-1 ASUN) remains at home to face Bellarmine University (7-14, 3-5 ASUN), Saturday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.
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