Nov. 19, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Fresh off a 66-62 road victory against Florida on Tuesday the FSU women’s basketball team returns home Friday to host Stetson in a non-conference matchup.
The Seminoles are 12-4 all time against the Hatters and have won the last five meetings, although the teams have only met once in the past decade a 70-44 win by the `Noles in the 2006-07 season. Current seniors Jacinta Monroe and Alysha Harvin each tallied six points in that contest as the duo along with fellow senior Angel Gray were all freshman at the time.
Florida State has won its last five contests against in-state opponents with wins over North Florida and Florida this year and a win over UCF and a pair of wins against Miami last year.
The Seminole senior class is 18-1 against opponents from the state of Florida and will look to extend that mark Friday night.
Stetson has struggled to open the 2009-10 campaign by dropping both of its contests. A 22-point loss in Gainesville to Florida and a four-point loss at home to Division II St. Leo. The Hatters are led by Kerri Simpson and her 13.0 points per game.
Jessica Conner is pulling down an impressive 13.5 rebounds per game through two contests. Conner grabbed nine against the Gators before pulling down 18 against St. Leo.
Last Time Out
Chasity Clayton scored 13 points, Christian Hunnicutt added 10 and No. 13 Florida State beat rival Florida 66-62 on Tuesday night. The Gators (1-1) led 62-60 with 2:02 to play, but the Seminoles scored the last six points of the game. Alexa Deluzio’s jumper with 37.4 seconds left made it 64-62. Jacinta Monroe fi nished with nine points and 11 rebounds for Florida State (2-0). Seminoles Finish Gators With 6-0 Run
FSU scored the fi nal six points of their 66-62 win Tuesday in Gainesville as Alexa Deluzio’s jumper put the Seminoles in front with 37 seconds left by one 63-62.
Free throws by Christian Hunnicutt and Jacinta Monroe provided the fi nal margin as the Seminoles improved to 2-0 on the year.
Chasity Clayton led the Seminoles with 13 points in the win, the most by a freshman since Cierra Bravard tallied 16 against North Carolina a year ago.
The win helped snap a 17-game nonconference home winning streak that Florida held. The previous loss was also handed to the Gators by the Seminoles.
Jacinta Monroe battled foul trouble throughout the contest, playing just fi ve minutes in the fi rst half, but still fi nished just a point shy of a double-double with nine points and 11 boards.
Top 25 Recognition
The Seminoles are getting some very early recognition from the pollsters as Florida State is ranked No. 11 in the top 25 coaches poll and No. 13 in the most recent top 25 AP poll.
The No. 10 ranking is the highest in school history. FSU is one of five ACC teams in both polls.
The 2009-10 schedule features potential matchups with six teams ranked in the initial top 25 polls: Connecticut, Dec. 28 (1/1); at North Carolina, Feb. 1 (4/4); at Duke, Jan. 29 (11/12); Virginia, Jan. 7 and Feb. 22 (12/17); DePaul Dec. 20 (17/NR); at Maryland, Feb. 28 (NR/20).