Women's Basketball Evens Conference Record with Win Over Campbell
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Brittany Brown scored 17 points in the victory
Brittany Brown scored 17 points in the victory
Adrianne McNally scored 12 points and pulled down a game-high 8 rebounds for the Eagles
Adrianne McNally scored 12 points and pulled down a game-high 8 rebounds for the Eagles

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Brittany Brown led four Eagles in double-figures with 17 points as the Eagles women's basketball team improved to 6-2 on the year (1-1 in conference) with a 73-46 win over Campbell.

The Lady Camels started strong, gaining a 6-2 lead 2:45 into the game. FGCU's Chelsea Lyles scored the next five points to give the Eagles their first lead of the afternoon with 16:03 to play in the first half. The teams exchanged leads five times over the next four minutes, with Campbell eventually opening up a small six-point margin after a three-pointer from Geami Britt with 10:47 left in the half. The Eagles bounced back quickly, scoring 11 consecutive points to take a 23-18 lead. FGCU maintained that lead into halftime, holding a 36-29 edge at the break.

The second half was dominated by the Eagles, as FGCU shut down the Lady Camels, holding Campbell to just 18.8% shooting from the field. With 15:35 left on the clock, a three-pointer from Chelsea Lyles pushed the lead out to 13 points, and the Eagles never looked back. FGCU outscored the Lady Camels 37-17 in the second half on their way to a 73-46 victory.

For the Lady Camels (4-2, 0-1), Geami Britt led the way with 12 points on 5-11 shooting. Ashley Williamson added 9 points and 5 rebounds, while Lauren Yesh chipped in with 8 points and 5 boards. Jessica Mack had a team-high 6 assists.

For the Eagles (6-2, 1-1), Brittany Brown had a game-high 17 points as well as 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Chelsea Lyles scored 13 points and also had 3 steals, while Adrianne McNally tallied 12 points and a game-high 8 boards. Shannon Murphy dished out a game-high 7 assists.

The Eagles will hit the road for their next game, traveling across the state to Daytona Beach, Florida, take on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. The game is scheduled for 5:00 PM on Friday, December 19th. FGCU lands back at home on Tuesday, December 30th, in another basketball doubleheader at Alico Arena. The women's game against Cornell is set to tip-off at 5:00 PM, with the men's game against Army tentatively set for 7:00 PM.