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Women's Basketball Too Much for Savannah State

Dec. 30, 2001

Final Stats

BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University jumped out to a 46-18 halftime lead on their way to a 90-54 victory over Savannah State University Sunday afternoon in Boca Raton, FL. Tamica Pierce led FAU with 18 points as every Lady Owl saw action and scored in the contest. The win was FAU's second straight and improves the team to 4-6 on the season while SSU dropped to 1-11. Tiffany Stephens led SSU with 11 points and eight rebounds.

Pierce was one of four Lady Owls in double figures as Janka Deckerova chipped in 12. Kristy Halvorsen and DeeAnna Hanscom each scored 10.

Trailing 2-1 early, FAU went on a 26-6 run to take a 27-8 lead with 10:48 to play in the first half. The Lady Owls managed to outscore the Lady Tigers 19-10 the rest of the half to lead by 28 points at the break.

Astrid Manning came off the bench to score seven points and grab four rebounds in 10 minutes of action. Julie Goad also added seven points.

Chantale Jones led FAU with seven assists while Pierce, Jones, and Crystal Boyland all had four steals.

Despite the 36-point victory, FAU was held to 37 percent shooting while holding SSU to 34 percent. Florida Atlantic managed 32-of-42 from the free throw line. The Lady Owls have made it to the line a total of 88 times in the past two games.

"He have established our inside presence," said FAU head coach Chancellor Dugan. "I know we're not really tall, but we have some post players that can do some good things on the inside."



The victory sets FAU up for the next phase of its schedule which includes 18 consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference games. The team will play at Jacksonville January 3 in its first contest away from FAU Gymnasium since November.
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