Feb. 17, 2005
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University picked up a crucial Atlantic Sun Conference victory Thursday in a 66-51 win over Campbell University in Boca Raton. Sally N'Diaye tied a career-high with 12 points. Jackie Brown added 10 as FAU held Campbell to 33 percent shooting. The win improves FAU to 11-12 overall and 9-7 in the A-Sun. Campbell drops to 7-15 and 5-10, respectively.
Both teams struggled to find offensive consistency in the opening half, which included a scoring drought for both teams that lasted nearly five minutes. With Campbell leading 11-10 at the 13:59 mark, FAU ran off five straight points to take a 15-11 lead. That score stuck until the 8:49 mark when Tomika Tomlinson made a jumper to pull Campbell within 15-13.
The Lady Owls then went on an 11-2 run over the next four minutes to push the advantage to 26-15 with 3:50 left in the half. Campbell closed with a 10-4 run to make it 30-25 at the half.
The big run of the game began with 15:01 left in the second half as FAU scored 12 straight points over the next six minutes to lead 49-30 at the 9:04 mark. The Lady Owls led by as many as 22 points with 5:33 to play before Campbell tried to rally. The Camels went on a 7-0 run but were unable to get any closer than 12 the rest of the way.
"We played with intensity today," said FAU head coach Chancellor Dugan. "Our defense was relentless, and that helped create turnovers. We were able to make something happen instead of waiting for something to happen."
FAU's leading scorer coming into the game, Shontavia Williams, was held to just eight points after playing only four minutes in the first half due to foul trouble. Missy Glaser added eight while Mistoria Brown finished with seven points.
The Lady Owls avenged an earlier loss at Campbell on January 15 and extended the Camels' losing streak to seven.
Florida Atlantic next faces Gardner-Webb Saturday at 7:00pm on "Hoops for Hope" night at FAU Gymnasium. A portion of the proceeds from the game will go to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.