Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (20-3, 8-1 ASUN) defeated Bellarmine University (7-15, 3-6 ASUN) 86-44, Saturday night from Alico Arena.
Bellarmine shot 31.8% (14/44) from the field, 25.0% (4/16) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 32-29 by FGCU. The Knights dished out 6 assists, had 5 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. Bellarmine forced 14 FGCU team turnovers, while having 27 team turnovers of their own.
FGCU shot 51.6% (32/62) from the field, 34.3% (12/35) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded Bellarmine 32-29. The Eagles dished out 20 assists, had 15 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 27 Bellarmine team turnovers, while having 14 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (BU):
Hayley Harrison 15 pts, 3 reb
Miyah Brown 9 pts, 8 reb
Bralee Trice 9 pts
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
TK Morehouse 18 pts, 6 asts
Alyza Winston 13 pts, 3 reb
Brylee Bartram 12 pts, 3 reb
FGCU was able to neutralize 6’6 FR sensation Gracie Merkle, and held her to 3 points in the game. The Knights could not get in any flow offensively, and that is credit to the tenacious FGCU defense, that forced 27 BU team turnovers, and 15 steals in the game. FGCU was led offensively by TK Morehouse, who finished with 14 points in the game. Alyza Winston (13 points), Brylee Bartram (12 points), and Sophia Stiles (11 points), all finished in double figures for the Eagles. Hayley Harrison led the Knights offensively, scoring 15 points. FGCU’s largest lead in the game was 42 points, and Bellarmine never held a lead in the game.
FGCU (20-3, 8-1 ASUN) faces Jacksonville University (9-10, 3-6 ASUN), Thursday afternoon at 1 PM from Historic Swisher Gymnasium.
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