A-Sun Double-Dip: Eagles Face Stetson
Wednesday, December 03, 2008

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU men's and women's basketball teams will head to DeLand, Fla. for double-header action against Stetson to open A-Sun regular season play. Both games can be seen live on A-Sun.TV and tip-off for the first game is set for 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 4

5:30 p.m. ET (women's game) and 7:00 p.m. ET (men's game)

Edmunds Center (5,000)

DeLand, Fla.

Livestats are available at GoHatters.com

Video Streaming:
Watch the game LIVE at A-Sun.tv

Women - FGCU (4-1, 0-0 A-Sun), Stetson (1-4, 0-0 A-Sun)
Men - FGCU (2-4, 0-0 A-Sun), Stetson (2-3, 0-0 A-Sun) 

Women - This is the 3rd meeting between the teams (FGCU leads 2-0)
Men - This is the 3rd meeting between the teams (Stetson leads 2-0)

Web Sites:
FGCU - www.FGCUAthletics.com 
Stetson - www.GoHatters.com


(Women) Last Time vs. Stetson (Feb. 23, 2008)
DeLand, Fla. - Adrianne McNally recorded 20 points as the FGCU women's basketball team defeated Stetson 58-44.

After pulling ahead 2-0, in the first 1:05 of the game and never trailing during the contest, the Eagles shot 31.9 percent (22-of-69) from the floor, including 37 percent (10-of-27) from the three-point line, to stay ahead and defeat the Hatters for their eleventh win in their last 12 games.

With the win, FGCU improves to 16-8 overall (11-3 A-Sun), while the Hatters fall to 7-20 overall (5-9 A-Sun).

Two Eagles scored in double-figures, led by McNally’s (Howell, Mich.) 20 points. For the game, McNally made 9-of-22 attempts from the field, including 2-of-5 from 3-point range. She also had eight rebounds and three assists.

Delia De La Torre (Las Cruces, N.M.) tallied 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the floor. De La Torre also added five rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Bri Zabel registered a career-high eight points and tied her career-high with six rebounds in 14 minutes of action.

Stetson was led by Ashli Jackson’s 16 points.


(Men) Last Time vs. Stetson (Feb. 23, 2008)
DeLand, Fla. - Casey Wohlleb scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Eagles fell to Stetson in overtime Saturday night at the Edmunds Center.

The Hatters (14-15, 9-5 A-Sun) raced out to a 40-22 halftime lead thanks in large part to their hot shooting in the first half. Stetson shot 60 percent (15-of-25) from the field and 72.7 percent (8-of-11) from behind the 3-point line, while the Eagles (9-19, 5-9 A-Sun) shot only 9-of-27 (33.3 percent) from the field and 2-of-8 (25 percent) from long range.

FGCU, which arrived 90 minutes late at the Edmunds Center due to unforeseen travel issues, found their rhythm in the second half. The Eagles cut an 18-point deficit down into single digits with six minutes left and held Stetson off the scoreboard the final 2:22 of regulation, erasing a seven-point Hatter lead. Casey Wohlleb (Boca Raton, Fla.) drained a three-pointer with 30 seconds left to complete the comeback and tie the game.

Stetson had a chance to win at the buzzer but an off-balance three-pointer by junior forward Eric Diaz did not fall, sending the game into the extra session.

FGCU took its first lead since the opening seconds 16 seconds into overtime when Chad Lutkenhaus (Labelle, Fla.) knocked down two free throws. After that A.J. Smith took over and carried the Hatters. After being fouled, he sank two free throws to tie the game; on the ensuing possession Smith grabbed the defensive rebound and took the ball coast-to-coast for the basket that put Stetson back ahead to stay, 64-62 with 3:35 left in OT. Smith put the exclamation point on the game with a breakaway dunk in the final seconds.

Wohlleb had a strong game for the Eagles, finishing with 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Terike Barrowes (Pompano Beach, Fla.) added 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals while Rob Quaintance (Glendale, Ariz.) scored 12 points, dished out six helpers and frustrated the Hatters all night by ripping off seven steals.