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Women's Hoops: FAU Falls To FIU 59-42

Owls held to their second lowest scoring output of the season
The Florida Atlantic women’s basketball team shot 30 percent from the field in a 59-42 loss to FIU on Wednesday night at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

“It was a very disappointing loss,” said head coach Chancellor Dugan.  “We had a long layoff and you could tell we were not ready to play tonight.”

Finda Mansare led all scorers with 20 points as four FIU player scored in double-figures in the win.

The Owls (13-12, 9-6) were led by Carla Stubbs who tallied 13 points and was the only FAU player to score in double-figures.  The loss snaps a three-game Sun Belt  road winning streak for FAU.

The Golden Panthers (14-13, 9-7) have now won six straight games dating back to the 77-75 overtime victory over FAU back on Jan. 30 in Boca Raton.

In the first half, the Owls made just six field goals and trailed 30-15 heading into halftime.  Despite struggling mightily from the floor in the second half as well, FAU cut the deficit to 51-40 with four minutes remaining but could not draw any closer.

The Owls will be back in action on the road this Saturday night with a game against Troy.  Tipoff is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. at Trojan Arena.