Feb. 26, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Despite missing the final eight minutes of the game due to injury, Seminole senior Tasheika Allen scored a game-high 22 points but the Florida State women’s basketball team fell 71-58 to No. 11 North Carolina in the Tribe’s regular-season finale. FSU fell to 14-13 overall and 7-9 in ACC play while UNC improved to 21-5 on the year and 11-4 in league play.
“It was a disappointing way to finish,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “We just couldn’t shoot the ball like we have been and I think that was disappointing. Even from the free throw line in the first half, we were about 53 percent and we were worse in the second half. It was just a very frustrating outing. Carolina put a lot of pressure on our perimeter players and it took away a lot of stuff we usually get in the post, so I’d have to compliment their defensive effort.”
Candace Sutton had 14 points and Leah Metcalf added 12 for North Carolina,
which closes the regular season at home Sunday against Virginia.
Allen had 22 points and Shante Williams 13 points and six assists for the
Seminoles (14-13, 7-9), who lost three of their final five regular-season
Allen was 9-for-17 from the field, but her teammates combined to make only
13 of 42 shots. Williams added six assists for the Seminoles.
North Carolina used an 11-0 run to build a 26-14 lead late in the first
half, but Florida State’s defense stiffened and allowed the Tar Heels only one
basket in the final 4:55 before the break. The Seminoles closed the half on an
11-3 spurt, and trailed 29-25.