TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Shakayla Thomas had 17 points and seven rebounds, Chatrice White added 16 points and No. 12 Florida State beat James Madison 84-64 on Sunday.
Senior guard Brittany Brown had nine points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals for Florida State (3-1). She went over 300 career assists to become the only Seminole to amass 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 200 steals.
Leticia Romero added 13 points for Florida State, which made 21 of 24 free-throw attempts. The Seminoles led 48-25 at halftime and cruised.
Precious Hall, who entered averaging 26.7 points per game, made just 8 of 28 shots and scored 27 points for James Madison (2-2). Hall hit 4 of 11 3-pointers and Amber Porter added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting.
James Madison, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association champion, is the third 2015-16 NCAA Tournament team that the Seminoles have faced this season.
POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:
• Brittany Brown’s milestone moment came on the first possession of the third period when she dished an assist to Leticia Romero – Brown became the first Seminole to amass 500+ rebounds, 300+ assists and 200+ steals in a career.
• Florida State’s win over James Madison is the second straight victory over a 2016 NCAA Tournament Team. FSU defeated Jacksonville 90-47 on Thursday night.
• Coming in with the nation’s third-best scoring average, JMU guard Precious Hall recorded 27 points on 28 shots (9-of-28) while committing five turnovers. Hall attended high school at Maclay.
• FSU registered 33 bench points in Sunday’s contest – headlined by a season-high 16 points from junior center Chatrice White and nine points from sophomore forward Maria Conde.
• Senior point guard Leticia Romero made her first start of the season following injury – Sunday’s starters included Romero (1), Brown (2), Imani Wright (3), Shakayla Thomas (4) and Ivey Slaughter (5).
• Brown’s final sheet was a stat stuffer: nine points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals in 29 minutes.
• FSU shot 21-of-24 from the free throw line, equivalent to 87.5 percent. James Madison went 9-of-11.
• The Seminoles were aided by another fast start, outscoring JMU 26-10 in the first period after out-scoring Jacksonville 29-13 in the previous game.
• For the third time in four games this season, Shakayla Thomas led FSU in points with 17 (7-of-14) while adding seven rebounds. She has led the Seminoles in scoring in 25 games of her career.
• Thomas’ seven baskets gives her 416 made field goals for her career, tying Chasity Clayton (2010-13) for 24th in school history.
• In four games against quality competition, the Seminoles have yet to be out-rebounded. FSU registered 39 boards compared to JMU’s 35.
• Conde’s six free throws made ties her career high set last season vs. Tulane.