Eagles move to 5-0 defeating Flagler 68-55
Friday, December 06, 2002
St. Augustine, FL- The FGCU women’s basketball team remained undefeated (5-0) last night as they defeated Flagler College in St Augustine 68-55. The Eagles jumped out to a 9-3 lead as Jennifer Santana (Pembroke Pines, FL) and Noreen McCallum (Stafford Township, NJ) gave Coach Karl Smesko an early spark with Santana hitting two jumpers and McCallum adding one. Flagler would take the lead at the 11:16 mark (14-13) on a three pointer from Laura Jobe, but Trish Fleming countered with two free throws to take the lead back. The Eagles would not look back as they increased their lead to 31-22 on a McCallum three pointer. Rebecca Stewart (Elkart, IN) would drill a three pointer with 1:25 left in the first half to give the Eagles a 10-point lead going into the locker room at halftime. Senior Co-Captain Trish Fleming would take control of the second half early as she scored six points in the first four minutes of play to give the Eagles a nine point advantage at the 15:19 mark. Junior Jasmin Lee gave Coach Smesko an added boost off the bench as she hit a jumper and converted a free throw to give the Eagles their largest lead of the night 45-33. A layup by Megan Jones at the 3:52 mark sealed the win for the Eagles, as they would take a 60-44 lead. Free throws were key down the stretch, and the Eagles responded sinking 6-6 in the last three minutes of play. Trish Fleming was fantastic again, as she recorded a double double (19 pts, 10 reb, 3 stl). Jennifer Santana had another solid performance as she nearly recorded a double double of her own with 12 points and 9 rebounds to go along with her game high 4 assists. Noreen McCallum and Rebecca Stewart added 11 and 8 points to help keep the Eagles undefeated. Flagler was led by Raegan Brummal who scored a game high 21 points and 10 rebounds. FGCU will be back in action this Saturday at 1:30 against Clearwater Christan College.