FAU Defeats Palm Beach Atlantic 80-46
Jaimie Givens led the Owls in points and rebounds on Thursday night.
Jaimie Givens led the Owls in points and rebounds on Thursday night.

Nov. 15, 2007

Final Stats

BOCA RATON, FL - In their first home game of the season, the Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team defeated Palm Beach Atlantic 80-46 on Thursday night.

The Owls won their home opener for the second straight season. FAU got off to a slow start and trailed in the early going. A Breana Cox jumper gave FAU a 19-18 advantage with 9:31 remaining in the first half. The Owls lead 35-25 at the half, Adel Lizama led the Owls with nine first half points on 3-of-4 shooting from long range.

FAU found its rhythm in the early stages of the second half and started the half with a 14-7 run. The Owls also stepped up the defensive pressure as they held the Sailfish without a field goal for more than four minutes. The Owls closed the game on a 18-4 surge. Head women's basketball coach Chancellor Dugan commented on her team's play after the game.

"We looked really good for the most part. We got off to a slow start in the first half, but overall, I was pleased with what I saw."

Three FAU players had double-digit points, led by Jaimie Givens who scored 20 on the night. Givens also led the Owls with 12 rebounds for her first career double-double.

Senior Shuteamia Brayboy added 12 assists and passed former Owl Sherri Pla to become FAU's all-time assist leader with 421. The Owls improved to 1-1 on the season. They return to action on Sunday when they travel to Lexington to take on the University of Kentucky. The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start. Live audio of the contest will be available on fausports.com.



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