Defense Leads Women's Basketball Over Georgia Southern
Kim Smith scored 11 points in the tournament opener


Kim Smith scored 11 points in the tournament opener

Nov. 29, 2013

Box Score

BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team opened the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament with an 82-58 win over Georgia Southern on Friday. The Owls (4-2) are on their first four-game winning streak since the 2008-09 season and will face Rhode Island (1-5) on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

FAU committed just one turnover through the first 26 minutes of Friday's game and jumped out to a 48-19 lead at halftime. The Owls scored 34 points off of GSU's 27 turnovers in the contest and utilized their depth to lead the Eagles in bench points 48-10.

Seniors Chenise Miller and Kimberly Smith led FAU with 11 points each while fellow senior Shanequa Schrouder tacked on ten points. Miller broke her streak of back-to-back double-doubles, but grabbed five rebounds in the first half. Senior Ashley Stevenson tied her career high with nine points on 3-of-5 from the field.

The Owls held the Eagles to just 39% shooting from the field and 8.3% from three-point range. FAU led by 35 early in the second half after going on a 20-4 run.

The Owls will face Rhode Island for the first time in school history before taking off time for finals. FAU will remain at home for a Dec. 13 contest against UCF before taking part in the Travelers Invitational at Texas Tech Dec. 20-22.

 

 

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