GREENSBORO, N.C. -
Three players scored in double figures as the Lady Eagles defeated WSSU, 57-43, in their second game of the UNCG Marriott Classic on Saturday.
The Eagles improve to 3-1 overall, while Winston Salem falls to 0-6.
The Eagles once again showed their depth as three players scored in double figures. Junior Brittany Brown (Flint, Mich.) led the way with a team-high 16 points, junior Adrianne McNally (Howell, Mich.) picked up her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman Kelsey Jacobson (Barnesville, Minn.) chipped in with 11 points.
FGCU trailed 2-0 with 19:33 left in the first half, but that would be the last time the Eagles would trail in the game. The Eagles went on to outscore WSSU 35-21 over the final 19 minutes of the first half to take a 35-23 lead at halftime
In the second half the Eagles came out and hit Winston Salem State with a 14-6 run to push their lead to 20 points. The Eagles would stay in control for the rest of the contest as their defense forced the Rams into 12 second half turnovers (23 total) as the Eagles won by the final score of 57-43.
For the game, the Eagles shot 19-of-51 (37.3 percent) from the field and 8-of-25 (32.0 percent) from behind the 3-point line, while WSSU shot 42.9 percent (15-of-35) from the floor and only 20.0 percent (1-of-5) from long range. The Rams won the battle of the boards and out-rebounded the Eagles 28-25, but FGCU forced WSSU into 23 turnovers, while committing only 10 miscues.
FGCU will be back in action on Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. for a A-Sun matchup with Stetson in DeLand, Fla.
UNCG Marriott Classic All-Tournament Team
Keoshia Worthy, Winston-Salem State
Lakiah Hyson, UNC Greensboro
Adrianne McNally, Florida Gulf Coast
Kelsey Jacobson, Florida Gulf Coast
Lauren Prochaska, Bowling Green
MVP: Niki McCoy, Bowling Green