2013-14 FAU Women's Basketball Schedule
The Zips sank 29 free throws in the effort, and saw three players record double-doubles.
Katherine Wright paced the Owls (0-1) with 14 points off four three-pointers, while Takia Brooks (13) and Chenise Miller (10) were also in double figures.
FAU took a lead early and led by six at the first media timeout, but Akron finished the contest on a 20-7 run on its home court.
The Owls next face Ohio State on Sunday at 2:00 PM in Columbus.
The Owls (0-2) trailed by as many as 23 points slightly before the midway point of the first period, reducing the deficit to 52-41 at half time.
In a spirited effort, they continued to chip away, eventually getting to within a single point on multiple occasions. Latavia Dempsey's three pointer with :35 left to play made it a 89-88 game, but that would be it for the visitors.
Dempsey (19 points) was 5-of-9 from downtown, and one of three players in double digits. She was joined by Takia Brooks (25 points) and Kimberly Smith (15 points).
Despite giving up height at nearly every position, Florida Atlantic kept the battle off the glass relatively close with a 40-32 effort that favored Ohio State; although the Owls edged in the offensive category by two rebounds. Chenise Miller made a team high 11 grabs for FAU.
FAU's bench outpaced the short handed OSU roster 39-6 for the contest.
Sophomore Cait Craft scored a career high 29 points for the Buckeyes (2-0), who remain undefeated for the last 15 seasons in their home openers.
The Owls next play host to Florida Memorial on November 16th at 5:00 PM.
The Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball game played a game to remember in its home opener on Saturday, defeating Florida Memorial 120-43 at the FAU Arena. The Owls’ 77-point margin of victory broke the school record of 75 that had stood longer than any player on the FAU roster has been alive. The previous record came on Jan. 30, 1989 when the Owls defeated Barry 121-46.
FAU’s 33 steals tied a Conference USA record and its 120 points were the second-most in school history and third-most in conference history. The Owls were one point shy of the school record of 121 points in a game (Jan. 30, 1989 vs. Barry). The Owls’ 46 free throws, 68 field goal attempts, and 58.8 field goal percentage are all second-best in school history.
Five Owls reached double-digit scoring, led by senior Latavia Dempsey who drained eight of her 12 shots en route to her 21 points. Freshmen Aaliyah Dotson and Shaneese Bailey showed off for the FAU fans in their first home game as Owls, scoring 18 and 15 points, respectively. Shanequa Schrouder scored 14 points and was a perfect 6-of-6 at the free-throw line. Senior Briah Blakely racked up eight steals in just 14 minutes on the court and scored ten points on the night.
Each of FAU's eleven active players scored at least five points in the game. Florida Memorial was led by Nicole Collins who scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds.
The Owls jumped out to a 30-9 lead just nine minutes into the contest and never looked back. The Lions committed 30 turnovers in the first half, which FAU turned into 45 points on the other end. The Owls went on a 32-3 run to end the first half with a 65-24 lead.
FAU pieced together a 42-7 run to end the game at 120-43 in front of the crowd of 561. The Owls finished the night with 62 points in the paint, 66 bench points, and 74 points off of FMU’s 47 turnovers.
The Owls hit the road to face Western Illinois on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Cleveland State on Saturday, Nov. 23. Live audio for each game will be provided on FAUSports.com.
In addition to her double digit scoring, Miller also recorded 11 rebounds.
FAU rallied from being down three at the half to go on a 12-0 run to take the lead midway through the second half. Bench scoring accounted for 48 of the Owls' 77 total points.
Having snapped a six game non-conference road slump, the team will look to make it back-to-back wins when it next travels to take on Cleveland State this Saturday at 2:00 PM.
Senior Chenise Miller blocked a three-point attempt at the buzzer to seal the win for Florida Atlantic University’s women’s basketball team over Cleveland State on Saturday. The Owls topped the host Vikings (1-3) 81-78 to improve their winning streak to three games.
Miller led FAU with 18 points and tied her career-high with 14 rebounds, eleven of which were on the defensive end, for her second-consecutive double-double. Shanequa Schrouder scored 13 points, one shy of her career-high, and grabbed five rebounds. Kimberly Smith and Aaliyah Dotson scored 10 points each each.
FAU (3-2) led by six at the four-minute mark of the first half, but CSU went on a 9-2 run to end the half with a two-point lead. Katherine Wright and Dotson drained three-consecutive three-pointers midway through the second half to tie the game for the seventh time.
The Owls would go on an 8-0 run with less than four minutes to play to take a four-point lead with 1:15 to play.
CSU’s top scorer Kiersten Green made a layup with :55 left to pull within two, but Smith hit a free throw to give the Owls a three-point lead with :18 on the clock.
FAU returns home to open the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament with a home game on Nov. 29 against Georgia Southern. Tipoff is slated for noon at the Burrow.
The Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball team opened the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament with an 82-58 win over Georgia Southern on Friday.
The Owls (4-2) are on their first four-game winning streak since the 2008-09 season and will face Rhode Island (1-5) on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2:30 p.m.
FAU committed just one turnover through the first 26 minutes of Friday’s game and jumped out to a 48-19 lead at halftime. The Owls scored 34 points off of GSU’s 27 turnovers in the contest and utilized their depth to lead the Eagles in bench points 48-10.
Seniors Chenise Miller and Kimberly Smith led FAU with 11 points each while fellow senior Shanequa Schrouder tacked on ten points. Miller broke her streak of back-to-back double-doubles, but grabbed five rebounds in the first half. Senior Ashley Stevenson tied her career high with nine points on 3-of-5 from the field.
The Owls held the Eagles to just 39% shooting from the field and 8.3% from three-point range. FAU led by 35 early in the second half after going on a 20-4 run.
The Owls will face Rhode Island for the first time in school history before taking off time for finals. FAU will remain at home for a Dec. 13 contest against UCF before taking part in the Travelers Invitational at Texas Tech Dec. 20-22.