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Make it Three in a row

The Lady Owls have found hard work and play to be paying off and have a nice little streak going.  Great job Ladies.

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FAU Women Win Third Straight, 76-63

Bowe, Knurick Lead Owls over ULM


BOCA RATON, FL (January 17, 2009) - Brittany Bowe tied her career-high of 23 points and Jessica Knurick got her third double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds as Florida Atlantic University notched their third straight win, defeating ULM 76-63 at FAU Arena on Wednesday.

Both teams shot well in the first half. FAU made 15 of 32 shots from the field and got a career-high effort from Teri Stamps. She scored 11 first half points, however, the Owls had a tough time with Warhawk forward Sannisha Williams, who scored 12 points. Despite shooting 50 percent in the first half (13-26), ULM was down 38-36 at intermission.

ULM would fight their way into the lead in the second half. Sumar Leslie knocked down a three-pointer to give the Warhawks their biggest lead at 48-44 with 12:37 left. FAU responded with a 7-0 run to retake the lead. Three straight baskets by Knurick put FAU back on top at 50-48. The game would stay tight until the final minutes until, with 1:24 left and FAU leading 67-63, Bowe drove inside and hit a runner off glass to give the Owls a 69-63 lead. Bowe would score the final seven free points of the game on free-throws to seal the win.

"Jessica Knurick came of age tonight," said Head Coach Chancellor Dugan. "She and all our post players played well, and our guards played extremely well."

Williams led the Warhawks (11-8, 4-4 Sun Belt) with 21 points. Jesse Carrier scored 15 points. However, ULM got cold in the second half, only shooting 10-35 (28 percent) from the field. The Warhawks turned the ball over 19 times.

Four players scored double-digits for FAU (7-11, 4-4 SBC) led by Bowe's 23 points. Carla Stubbs scored 15 points and Stamps ended up with 13. FAU out rebounded ULM 42-39 and picked up 17 offensive boards.

The Owls go on the road to face Arkansas State on Sunday, January 25 at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on CSS (Channel 32 in the Palm Beach County Market, Channel 65 in the Miami/Dade County Market, and Channel 41 in Broward County). Live audio will also be provided beginning at 12:45 p.m. on www.fausports.com.

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