Dec. 22, 2007
Jaimie Givens and Breana Cox led the way with 19 points and Shuteamia Brayboy had a double-double, 10 points and 11 assists with no turnovers as the Florida Atlantic Women's Basketball team defeated South Carolina State 75-48 on Saturday.
FAU broke open an even first half midway through as they went on an 18-4 run at the end of the period. The run was spurred by two lay-ups by Cox and five points by Givens to give the Owls a 34-24 halftime lead.
The Bulldogs kept FAU within ten for much of the second half, until the Owls went on a 20-6 run late in the second to put the game out of reach. Brayboy led the run as many of her 11 assists came in the latter portion of the game.
"We're a different team with Shuteamia on the floor," said Head Coach Chancellor Dugan. "It was definitely on display tonight as she played well."
Four players scored double-digits for FAU. Cox had 10 rebounds to go along with her career-high 19 points, Givens added 19 for FAU. Carla Stubbs also scored 12 points on four of 14 shooting. The Owls outrebounded South Carolina State 58-32, including 23 offensive boards. FAU also had 15 steals, led by Givens five.
South Carolina State was led by Marie Reid who came off the bench with 14 points. Sophilia Hipps added 10 points on three of 15 shooting. She was the only other player in double-digits for the Bulldogs (3-7).
FAU wins their first road game since March 2, 2006 when the Owls defeated Lipscomb 80-61. The Owls improve to 4-6 overall. FAU returns to conference play on January 3rd when the Owls face South Alabama in conference play at FAU Arena. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling the FAU ticket office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS. The game can also be heard on the internet on fausports.com.
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