Junior forward Chenise Miller had 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Wednesday's loss to WKU
Feb. 13, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team couldn't hold onto a 13-point first half lead and dropped a 64-61 Sun Belt Conference game to Western Kentucky University in the annual Play 4Kay game on Wednesday, February 13 at the FAU Arena.
The Owls are now 11-13 for the season and 8-8 in conference play, while WKU improved to 18-6 overall and 11-4 in league action. The Hilltoppers swept the season series. FAU travels to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, February 16 at 6 p.m. to begin its last road trip of the regular season.
Junior forward Chenise Miller was one of three double-figure Florida Atlantic scorers, with 14 points, while junior guard Latavia Dempsey added 14 points and senior guard Breana Turner chipped in 12 points.
WKU's Alexis Govan scored a game-high 31 points to lead the team's offensive attack. FAU jumped out to a 13-point lead nine minutes into the game, but the visitors closed the final eight minutes of the first half on a 21-9 run. Then, the Owls held a 40-35 lead early in a competitive second half that featured six lead changes.
Trailing by three in the final minute, FAU had a chance to overcome the lead after WKU's Chaney Means and Micah Jones missed the front end of one-and-one free throw opportunities. Junior guard Kimberly Smith converted a layup to bring the Owls within one point, at 64-63. Then, after the second missed free throw, the hosts missed a game-tying free throw. Means was fouled on the rebound and connected on two free throws with eight seconds remaining. FAU missed a half-court shot that could have tied the game.
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