Feb. 27, 2011
|Players of the Game|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On a day of a celebration for the Seminole seniors, it was a sophomore that stole the show.
Alexa Deluzio came within one point of tying her career high as her 22 points helped propel the No. 12 Florida State women’s basketball team to a 67-50 Senior-Day win over Clemson in the regular-season finale for both squads.
Deluzio tied her career high with four 3-pointers and shot 6-of-10 from the field overall. She also added three rebounds and three assists for FSU (23-6, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Against the Tigers (10-19, 3-11), it wasn’t just Deluzio that picked up the slack.
Junior forward Cierra Bravard registered 15 points to go along with eight rebounds. The All-ACC candidate’s streak of double-digit scoring games is now at 18 and with 998 points Bravard is just one basket away from becoming the 25th player in program history to reach 1,000 points.
While Bravard is on the cusp of updating the record book, senior Courtney Ward officially moved into a tie for most 3-pointers in a career in her final game at the Donald L. Tucker Center. With 198 triples to her credit, Ward is even with former FSU player Tanae Davis-Cain in the category.
Ward finished the day Sunday with seven points, six rebounds and five assists. ACC Sixth-Player of the Year candidate Chelsea Davis was once again strong off the bench, scoring 12 points and securing seven rebounds.
Freshman forward Natasha Howard added nine points, nine rebounds, two block and two steals.
The Seminoles had 47 rebounds and Clemson managed just 34. FSU held its opponent to 30 percent shooting.
Florida State now travels to the 2011 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, NC as a No. 3 seed. The Seminoles will play Friday night at 8 p.m. against the Thursday-evening winner of North Carolina vs. Clemson.