Florida Gulf Coast
11/5/2011 | Fort Myers, Fla. (Alico Arena) | Attendance: 567
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Four Eagles scored in double figures as the FGCU women's basketball team drained 10 three-pointers in a 68-50 win over Eckerd College on Saturday morning at Alico Arena.
Senior Courtney Chihil (Tipp City, Ohio/Alter HS) finished with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from behind the arch. Chihil also added three rebounds and a pair of assists in a win. Senior Sarah Whitfield (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene HS/Lane CC) recorded 12 points and four rebounds. Freshman Whitney Knight (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds HS) and redshirt-sophomore Sarah Hansen (McKean, Pa.General McLane HS) each chipped in with 10 points. Senior Nicoya Jackson (Houston, Texas/Cypress Springs HS/Southwestern Christian) filled the stat sheet with seven points, seven assists and six rebounds. Senior Kelsey Jacobson (Barnesville, Minn./Moorhead HS) drained 3-of-8 shots from long range to finish with nine points.
Taylor Bestry led the Tritons with 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Kati Rausberg added six points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds, while Krystal Charles contributed eight points on 4-of-5 shooting.
The Eagles, who led the nation in three-pointers made per game (10.9) last season, knocked down 10 three-point field goals, including seven in the second half, to pull away in the final 20 minutes after holding just a one-point edge at halftime (24-23).
FGCU will open the regular season with a trip to Seton Hall on Friday, Nov. 11. Led by second-year head coach Anne Donovan, the Pirates are coming off an 8-22 season, where they finished 1-15 in BIG EAST play. The Eagles defeated Seton Hall, 64-57, in the 2010-11 season opener for both squads on Nov. 12, 2010.