Women's Basketball Continues Hot Streak, Downs Bethune-Cookman
Kimberly Smith posted 11 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists

Kimberly Smith posted 11 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists

Jan. 2, 2014

Box Score

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Four players reached double figures as the Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team reached double-digit wins on Thursday, topping Bethune-Cookman 81-65 in the Burrow.

The Owls (10-3) continue the best start in the program's Division-I history as they prepare to enter Conference USA play next week. With the victory over the Wildcats (3-11), the Owls have won a school-record 10 non-conference games.

Seniors Chenise Miller, Latavia Dempsey, Kimberly Smith and Shanequa Schrouder each scored double figures for the Owls, who have won 10 of their last 11 games.

Miller led FAU with 14 points, five rebounds and three blocks in the contest. Her 89 career blocks places her in fourth all-time at FAU. Dempsey scored 13 points, reaching double figures for the fourth-straight game.

Smith flirted with a triple-double, posting 11 points, eight rebounds and a career-high eight assists while Schrouder earned her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Wildcats led by as many as six in the first half and took a two-point lead into the break after FAU's Takia Brooks hit a three in the closing seconds to cut into the margin. FAU would open up the second half with a barrage of shots including a pair of three-pointers by Dempsey and Smith to take a two-point lead that they would not relinquish.

The Owls went on a 10-2 run midway through the second half to pull ahead to a 59-49 lead. FAU forced 14 turnovers in the second half and capitalized on those for 17 points. The Owls also out-rebounded BCU 30-17 in the second half for 16 second-chance points.

 

 

FAU opens Conference USA play on the road at East Carolina (12-1) on Jan. 8. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. in Greenville, N.C.
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