Shontavia Williams led all scorers with 20 points.
Feb. 5, 2005
BOCA RATON, FL - Shontavia Williams scored 20 points and made a career-high 10 free throws to lead Florida Atlantic University to an 89-77 victory over Jacksonville University Saturday afternoon in Boca Raton, FL. Missy Glaser added 17 and Jackie Brown 12 as the Lady Owls improved to 9-10 overall and 7-5 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. FAU has won eight of its past 11 games.
After a 3-0 start by Jacksonville, FAU took control with a 12-0 run and led 12-3 with 15:58 left in the first half. JU never got closer than five points, the last time occurring with 2:23 left in the half to make it 31-26. The Lady Owls then closed the half on a 12-4 run to lead 43-30 at the break.
FAU led by as many as 17 points in the second half. After a three-pointer by Callie Piper made it 83-69 with 2:20 left in the game, JU rallied for seven straight points to make it 83-76 with 1:12 to go. Two free throws each by Amanda Bulin and Missy Glaser sandwiched around a lay-up by Cristal Randolph closed the door as FAU went on to the 12-point victory.
The 89 points were a season-high for the Lady Owls, who also made a season-high 27 free throws in 35 attempts. Williams made her first nine free throws before finishing 10-for-12. FAU outshot JU 42 percent to 41 percent and was outrebounded 43-38.
FAU forced JU into 27 turnovers and committed 17. The Lady Owls had 19 assists and 14 steals with Glaser grabbing six.
"I thought we moved the ball well and made good passes," said FAU head coach Chancellor Dugan. "We also kept our turnovers down. All in all, it was a good way to get Wednesday's loss off our backs."
The win was FAU's six straight against Jacksonville and improved the Lady Owls to 10-2 all-time against the Dolphins.
Florida Atlantic next hosts Stetson Monday night at FAU Gymnasium.