Nov. 25, 2007
The Florida Atlantic University women's basketball had a tough time defensively against Samford on Sunday. The Bulldogs shot 51 percent from the floor as the Owls lose 70-59.
FAU got off to a good start early on, a lay-up by Jaimie Givens gave the Owls an 8-5 lead three and a half minutes into the game. After that, Samford went on a 23-4 run, lead by FAU Thanksgiving Classic tournament MVP Emily London, who had 15 points to give the Bulldogs a 28-14 lead they would not relinquish. The Owls could get no closer than nine points the rest of the way, as they committed 24 turnovers in a losing effort.
"Offensively I thought we did not play well," said Head Coach Chancellor Dugan. "We were just making too many sloppy passes and holding on to the ball way too long."
The Owls were led by Carla Stubbs, who led all scorers with 17 points and seven rebounds. She was named to the FAU Thanksgiving Classic all-tournament team for her efforts over the weekend. Givens was the only other player in double-digits with 13, she also had seven boards.
The Owls were unable to overcome a Samford team which shot 23 of 45 from the field and shot 56.5 percent (13-23) from beyond the arc. Megan Wilderotter led the team in scoring with 16 points. Four players scored double figures, including Savannah Hill who came off the bench to score 10 points and make the all-tournament team.
The Owls fall to 1-4 on the season and will host the FAU Holiday Classic next weekend at FAU Arena. FAU faces Columbia at 3 p.m., that game can be heard on fausports.com and every game of the FAU Holiday Classic can be followed via Gametracker.