Fort Myers, FL- #25 FGCU (25-3, 13-1 ASUN) looks to win their eighth game in a row, as they face Austin Peay State University (15-9, 10-4 ASUN), Saturday afternoon at 3 PM, from Alico Arena.
Stats (APSU): Austin Peay averages 60.4 ppg, shoots 43.7% (511/1169) from the field, and 34.2% (109/319) from beyond the arc. The Governors average 32.7 team rebounds per game. Austin Peay dishes out 11.3 assists, 8.3 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game. The Governors average 17.2 team turnovers per game.
Stats (#25 FGCU):
FGCU averages 79.2 ppg, shoots 47.9% (804/1677) from the field, and 37.8% (338/893) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 33.5 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 18.1 assists, 9.0 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game. The Eagles average 12.7 team turnovers per game.
3 Players To Watch For (APSU):
6’1 GR C Shamarre Hale 11.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg
Career Accolades (Wright State):
-Appeared in 61 games in four years at Wright State
-Averaged 6.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and a 61.9 field-goal percentage during her career
5’11 GR G Yamia Johnson 10.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg
Career accolades (Between JSU and APSU):
-2021-22 First Team All-OVC
-2020-21 First Team All-OVC
-2022 WBI All-Tournament Team
-OVC Player of the Week: Dec. 21, Dec. 28 (2021-22)
-OVC Freshman of the Week: Dec. 4, Feb. 19 (2018-19)
5’10 GR G Mariah Adams 9.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg
Career Accolades (Old Dominion):
-Started in 59 of 116 games in four seasons at Old Dominion, including starting in 56 of 59 games throughout her junior and senior seasons
-Played in all 32 games as a senior, starting 29
-Averaged 6.3 points and 4.6 assists during her senior season
3 Players To Watch For (#25 FGCU):
5’3 5th G TK Morehouse 16.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg
5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston 13.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg
6’0 5th G Sha Carter 12.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg
#25 FGCU continues to get closer to securing the overall #1 seed for the ASUN Conference tournament, after a big win vs Lipscomb, Thursday night at home. The Eagles are getting it done both offensively, and defensively.
Austin Peay is led offensively by Shamarre Hale, who is averaging 11.6 ppg, and comes off the bench for the Governors, and does her best work out of that role. The Governors are 10-4 in ASUN Conference play, and are sitting at 4th place in the conference standings. Head Coach Brittany Young is in her second season leading Austin Peay.
#25 FGCU is led offensively by TK Morehouse, who is averaging 16.4 ppg. This team has so much depth, and at any point, Alyza Winston (13.3 ppg), or Sha Carter (12.9 ppg), can lead the team offensively. Carter was vital in extending the Eagles winning streak Thursday night, after her 30 point performance. For FGCU to defeat Austin Peay, the Eagles will have to limit Hale, and Johnson. Hale is a force inside, and Johnson is the point guard the offense runs through. FGCU is looking to extend their winning streak to eight games, and with every win they get closer to securing another ASUN Conference Regular Season title, and with that, they control their destiny in the ASUN Conference tournament.
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