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Owls Sweep Second Straight Road Trip
BOILING SPRINGS, NC-- Shontavia Williams recorded her 500th career rebound as Florida Atlantic University beat Gardner-Web University 64-55 on Saturday night at Paul Porter Arena. The win moves FAU (9-8, 8-2 A-SUN) into a first-place tie with Belmont University in the Atlantic Sun standings.

The Owls went on a 9-2 run to start the game, but the Bulldogs battled back to tie the contest at 13 with 7:53 left in the first-half. FAU would eventually score the final five points of the session to hold a 28-23 lead at the break.

Demina Anderson led the Owls' first-half surge with eight points, while Jessica Bryant scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in the frame for the Bulldogs.

FAU shot 43.5 % (10-23) during the first stanza, compared to just 28.6% (6-21) for GWU. The Owls scored 16 points in the paint and cashed in 10 points off of 10 Bulldog turnovers in the first 20 minutes of play.

The game featured 16 lead changes, eight coming in the second-half. The score remained close for a majority of the second-half, and at the 7:54 mark GWU's Laura Povilonyte hit a pair of free-throws to give the Bulldogs a 44-43 lead. Anderson would convert another shot in the paint, two of her career-best 15 points, on the Owls' next trip down the floor to give FAU a 45-44 lead at the 7:22 mark. FAU would never trail again, outscoring GWU 19-11 the rest of the way for the final margin.

Missy Glaser made 3-of-4 charity tosses in the final minute to preserve the win for the Owls, while Anderson hit a personal-best 7-of-10 from the free-throw line.

Amanda Bulin scored six of her 10 points in the second half to post double figures for the second-consecutive game.

The Owls defense held GWU to just 33.3% in the second frame and finished the game with 11 steals.

The Owls will return home to host Kennesaw State on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 pm. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS.



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