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Women’s Hoops Takes Season Opener 93-61 Over Webber

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Women’s Hoops Takes Season Opener 93-61 Over Webber

Owls break record for most three-pointers in a game

The Florida Atlantic women’s basketball team defeated Webber International 93-61 on Friday night at FAU Arena.  The Owls (1-0) were led on offense by Lyrell Barfield and Andrea Taylor who both scored 15 points in the game.  Taylor had the hot hand from behind-the-arch as she tied her career-high for three-pointers in a game with five.  The senior went five-of-six from behind-the-arc in the game.  Barfield also made four three-pointers in victory.

“I got myself straightened out,” said Taylor.  “I’ve been working on my three-point shot all off-season and it paid off.”

The Owls also broke a team record for three-pointers in the game with 14 total.  The previous high for three-pointers made in a game was 12 back on Feb. 2, 2008 against Louisiana-Lafayette.  The victory also gave FAU its first season-opening victory since the 1998-99 season, when the Owls knocked off Bethune-Cookman 90-58.

The Owls also played a strong defensive game as they forced 21 Webber turnovers and scored 25 fast-break points.  The Owls also out-rebounded Webber 48-32.

The Warriors (0-3) were led on offense by Chelsea Shipman who scored 17 points and went 6-of-9 from the field.  Nikki King also had a strong game for Webber as the junior approached double-double status with 11 points and eight rebounds.

FAU will hit the road tomorrow and take on No. 24 Iowa State on Sunday afternoon in Ames.

Source: FAU Media Relations
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