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Led By Miller’s Game-High 25 Points, Seminoles Defeat DT3 90-76 In Overtime

Nov. 1, 2006

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sophomore Britany Miller scored a game-high 25 points as the Florida State women’s basketball team outscored DT3 16-2 in the overtime period to give the Seminoles a 90-76 victory in exhibition action Wednesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Miller, who missed her first four shots of the game and had just six points in the first half, scored 11 of her 25 points in overtime.


“It was kind of frustrating at first to miss almost every shot I took but my team was behind me the whole time and told me to keep shooting, keep shooting,” Miller said. “No one let me down and they just wanted me to shoot so it was easier for to get back into the game and do a lot better.”


Rookie center Jacinta Monroe was a solid compliment to Miller and scored 16 points, including a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line, and had seven rebounds in 22 minutes of play.


“It’s nice playing with Cint (Jacinta) even though she is taller than me,” Miller said. “She helps me get the rebound on the boards and helps bring other players to her and helps other players on the team get outside shots as well as me getting more shots inside the post.”


After trailing 44-30 at halftime thanks to 25 percent shooting, the Seminoles found themselves down 18 with 14:11 left before they went to work. Seven different players scored over the next nine minutes for FSU to force a tie at 64-64 with 5:50 remaining. FSU trailed only one other time and that was 71-70 with 2:06 on the clock and completely took over the game in overtime.


Four other players tallied double figures for Florida State. Senior Alicia Gladden recorded a double-double with 12 points, a game-high 12 rebounds and five assists. Junior Shante Williams and sophomore Tanae Davis-Cain added 11 points a piece.  


The Seminoles dominated the boards and finished the game with a 63-44 advantage. Offensively, the team regrouped in the second half and shot a much improved 53 percent from the field as well as 75 percent in the overtime period. On the defensive side, after allowing 55 percent shooting in the first half, the Seminoles limited DT3 to 33 percent in the second half and just 14 percent in the overtime period.”


“We (the coaches) told them today that weren’t looking for combinations as much as we were looking for effort,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said, “and we have to establish ourselves on the defensive end of the floor. Losing Ganiyat (Adeduntan), Quint (Neely) and Holly (Johnson), we’ve got to find a new identity as a defensive team and we talked about it at halftime and I thought they came out with more purpose. They were a little nervous in the first half and once they shook it out we got great shots.”


FSU will host Premier Players in its final exhibition on Wednesday, November 8th at 7 p.m.


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