Adel Lizama hit a career-high four three-pointers on Saturday night as FAU got their first Sun Belt win.
Feb. 2, 2008
The Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team had to sweat it out until the very end on Saturday against the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. After Carla Stubbs missed the front end of a one-and-one, and a last second shot by the Ragin' Cajuns went errant, FAU got their first conference win of 2007-08 in a 65-62 decision over ULL.
Down 43-40 in the second half, the Owls went on a 10-2 run to give FAU the lead. Jaimie Givens hit a three to tie the game at 43. On the next possession, Adel Lizama stuck another three to give the Owls a 46-43 lead. Lizama led the Owls with 12 points, four of six shooting from beyond the arc. Lizama's fourth three gave FAU their biggest lead, 63-55 with 1:52 left. The Ragin' Cajuns were forced to foul, and when they were in the bonus, the Owls missed three front ends of the one and one foul situation. However, the Cajuns couldn't capitalize; as they had two chances to tie the game late, Bronson Rodgers missed both three point attempts, giving the Owls the victory.
The Owls had three players score double-figures, led by Lizama's 12. Carla Stubbs added 11 points for FAU (5-15, 1-10 Sun Belt). Brittany Bowe had a double-double 10 points, 11 assists, along with seven rebounds. The Owls overcame 29 turnovers and outrebounded ULL 44-38 to get their first-ever Sun Belt road victory.
The Ragin' Cajuns (5-16, 1-9 SBC) were led by Alicia McDaniel who had a double-double, 17 points and 10 boards. Two other players scored double-figures for ULL, Courtney Ratliff and Jasmine Barnes had 10 points apiece.