February 11, 2002 - by
Alumni Garnet Team Victorious In Women’s Basketball’s Annual Alumni Game

The 2001-02 Seminoles pose with the women’s basketball alumni following the big game.


Despite Vanessa Fuchs’ (1997-01), game-high 17 points, the Alumni White team fell 42-37 to the Alumni Garnet team in the annual alumni game, which was held at the Leon County Civic Center following Florida State’s 63-56 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, February 9th.


“It feels like it’s been longer than a year out,” Fuchs said. “But, I had a lot of fun. It was great to play with my former teammates and the other alumni. I don’t care what the scoreboard said, we just had a good time out there.”


The Alumni Garnet team, who was guided by Lako Brown’s (1997-01) 13 points, had a commanding 20-12 lead at halftime and despite shooting 56 percent in the second half and outscoring the Garnet, 25-22, the Alumni White could not overcome its halftime deficit or the Garnet squad’s obvious teamwork. Robin Storey-Taylor had 12 points, including 2-for-4 from the three-point line, for the winning team while Val Linley (1997-99) added six points, four rebounds and a game-high six assists and five steals. Liberty Taylor (1991-95) led the team with five rebounds.


Latavia Coleman (1996-00) contributed 11 points and seven rebounds to the Alumni White team’s effort while Leslie Waugh (1994-98) also contributed seven rebounds to go along with her four points. Susan B. Foster (1972-75) added five points, two assists and one steal.


Overall, the Alumni Garnet squad shot 41 percent from the field, had a 25-24 rebounding edge and recorded 10 assists and 10 steals. The Alumni White shot 40 percent for the game and hit three, three-pointers.

Quickie Stats:

Garnet: Robin Storey-Taylor (87-89) 12 pts, 2 rbs 25 minutes Val Linley (97-99) 6 pts, 4 rbs, 6 ast, 5 stl 26 minutes Lako Brown (97-01) 13 pts, 4 rbs 26 minutes Liberty Taylor (91-95) 4 pts, 5 rbs, 3 stl 28 minutes Gussie Solomon (84-88) 4 pts, 3 rbs 24 minutes Karen Mathers (1977-79) 3 pts, 4 rbs 21 minutes

White: Vicki Mixon (1972-74) 0 pts, 2 rbs 25 minutes Vanessa Fuchs (1997-01) 17 pts, 4 rbs 28 minutes Latavia Coleman (96-00) 11 pts, 7 rbs 30 minutes Susan B. Foster (1972-75) 5 pts, 1 rbs 22 minutes Leslie Waugh (94-98) 4 pts, 7 rbs 27 minutes Emma Colquitt (71-75) 0 pts, 1 rbs 18 minutes

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