Jan. 26, 2006
BUIES CREEK, NC - Florida Atlantic University had three players score in double-figures as they topped the Campbell Camels, 73-63, on Thursday night at Carter Gymnasium. The Owls have now won five out their last six games to improve to 7-2 in the Atlantic Sun Conference and even up their overall mark at 8-8. Campbell falls to 6-5 in the conference and 7-12 overall.
Making her second start of the season, Amanda Bulin didn't disappoint as she scored 12 points to go along with four boards and five steals in the first stanza. She also beat the first half buzzer with a stick-back jumper off the glass to give FAU a, 34-27, lead at the break.
The Owls dominated the boards in the first frame, 18-12, and were able to exploit the Camels' defense with 18 points in the points in the frame.
The Owls shot 52% (13-25) in the first half compared to just 40% for Campbell. FAU also cashed in 14 points off of 10 Camels' turnovers during the first 20:00 minutes of play.
The Camels went on a 13-to-4 run to start the second half to cut the lead to two, 40-38, at the 12:20 mark. FAU pushed the lead back out to nine, 49-40, as Shontavia Williams deposited a three-pointer at the 9:49 mark.
Demina Anderson converted inside to give the Owls' their largest lead of the night 56-44 with 7:55 to play. Anderson finished with nine points on the night.
A late surge by the Camels got them within seven, 67-60, as Letitia Dickson split a pair of free throws with 1:09 remaining, but Missy Glaser was clutch down the stretch as she buried 4-of-6 charity tosses to preserve the win. Glaser was 9-of-12 at the stripe as she posted 14 points on the night.
Williams scored in double-figures for the 16th time this season as she finished with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting. Bulin fouled-out with a career-high 14 points as she made 6-of-8 attempts for the Owls.
FAU will continue their road trip on Saturday night in Boiling Springs, NC against Gardner-Webb. Tip time is set for 6:00 p.m and fans can hear all the action on www.fausports.com