Feb. 19, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State women’s basketball team bid a
fond farewell to Tully Gym this evening with a decisive 77-56 victory over
Georgia Tech in the squad’s last home game of the season and last game in
the facility. The Seminoles will make the Leon County Civic Center their
home next season.
With tonight’s win, FSU improves to 9-16 overall and 5-10 in ACC play and
is now guaranteed at least a seventh-place finish in the league. The nine
victories marks FSU’s most wins since the 1992-93 season. The five ACC
wins are also the most league wins since that year.
Following an emotional tribute to the FSU seniors, the Seminoles started
the game a bit slow but never lost control of the contest. FSU was down by
only two points for just under two minutes in the first half but regained
the lead at the 3:45 mark and never trailed again. The Seminoles led by as
many as seven in the first half before going into the lockerroom with a
The second half saw the Seminoles outscore the Yellow Jackets 13-4 in the
first four minutes. Georgia Tech scored the game’s next six straight to
pull within seven but would get no closer. FSU went on a 10-0 run to take
its largest lead of 17 and led by double digits the remainder of the game.
Senior Lysa Moorefield scored a game-high 19 points to lead Florida
State. Latavia Coleman had 12 points and eight rebounds while Arleshia
Davidson added 10 points off the bench. Georgia Tech was led by Carla
Munnion’s 18 points. She hit four three’s in the game.
FSU will close out the regular season at Maryland on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2
p.m. With a win at Maryland, the Tribe will tie the Terrapins for sixth
place in the ACC.