Feb. 25, 2006
BOCA RATON, FL --- On Senior Night it was only fitting that Shontavia Williams scored a season-high 26 points and Sharia Young also posted a season-best 11 points to lead Florida Atlantic University to a 74-58 victory over the Campbell Camels on Saturday night at FAU Arena. The Owls (16-9, 15-3 A-Sun) have tied their best conference win total since the 2001-02 season.
"I am so proud of the way these seniors finished their home careers here tonight," head coach Chancellor Dugan said. "They put forth a great effort all season long and have led this club to great success."
The Owls shot 56.7% (17-30) in the first half to build a 39-25 lead at the break. Williams scored 18 of her game-high 26 points in the opening frame to lead the offensive surge. She finished 12-of-16 from the floor and added a team-high six rebounds.
FAU led 31-15 at the 5:29 mark, but the Camels went on a 10-2 run to cut the lead to eight, 33-25, with 2:10 left in the stanza. The Owls bounced back by scoring the final six points of the session to lead by 14.
The Owls held the Camels to 35.7 % (10-28) from the floor and forced Campbell to commit 10 turnovers in the first half.
The Owls continued to build their lead in the second half as Amanda Bulin knocked down a jumper to give FAU a 54-32 lead with 14:08 left in the game. Young buried one of her three triple-hits to give the Owls a 64-44 lead at the 8:58 mark.
The Camels got within 14, 68-54, as Adrienne Rieley converted two of her team-high 14 points with 4:02 left in the game, but were unable to close the margin any further.
Missy Glaser went 5-of-7 from the floor, including 2-of-4 from beyond the arc to add 13 points for the Owls. For the game FAU shot 49.2 % (30-61) from the floor and 42.1% (8-19) from three-point land.
Florida Atlantic University will head to Nashville, TN to battle the Lady Bisons of Lipscomb on Thursday, Mar. 2 at 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. Fans can hear all the action on www.fausports.com.
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