|FAU Lady Owls defeat Webber International Basketball with double digits
November 18, 2011 - - With the first quarter of the nights game underway, it was clear that the unstoppable offensive force of the Lady Owls were going to have their way even if they took the ball away with them.
With Brianna Turner on the bench due to injury, which may last throughout the season, a challenge for the Lady Owls to take the Genesis of this 2011-2012 season is apparent.
For tonight's win, the Owls get another chance to play on short notice for Sundays game against Bethune-Cookman.
With the tragic death of Oklahoma State's Kurt Budke and his assistant Basketball Coach Miranda Serna, a moment of silence was observed for these two fallen hero's and Coaches.
With FAU picking up the solemn climate in the Burrow, each possession was a scrapping contest to see who got the ball early and often. Terri Stamps, one of the leaders of the team in her Senior year, topped off efforts with back to back three pointers early on.
The Owls began with a lead they never relinquished. With good movement of the ball in these first possessions, Delita Scott got to the line several times and converted on each opportunity.
Scott's 4-8 from the field and 12 points, was one player to look to in the contest. Chenise Miller was unstoppable on the boards with total rebounds of 13 and 10 on the defensive end.
April Goins scored nine points while Latavia Dempsey scored 13. Terri Stamps knocked down 12 buckets for good measure.
With three time violation from Webber International in the contest, the Owls smothering defense was played to perfection. Employing the full court press, Head Basketball Coach Chancellor Dugan mentioned, “We really liked the way we were playing” by putting defensive pressure on the ball.
Katie Smith also got her chances by coming in and knocking down a three pointer, with a total of five points on the night. With a final score of 77-52, FAU held the constant lead with 20 points or more in the second half.
FAU proved they have the engines to put on a full court press on defense and play extraordinary well offensively throughout a contest. Chancellor Dugan stated that “We should have won and that each player had time on court during the contest.” Most players got in the two digit minutes of play.