Nov. 11, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Shante Williams came off the bench to score 19 points and No. 19 Florida State scored the game’s first 15 points en route to a 75-48 win over North Florida in its home opener on Sunday.
Florida State scored 29 points off of the 26 turnovers they forced, and outscored the undersized Ospreys 32-14 in the paint. The Seminoles shot 53 percent from the field, and held North Florida (0-1) to just 30 percent shooting.
Williams, who played only 21 minutes while she is still rehabbing from off-season hip surgery, was 7-for-8 from the field and 4-for-6 from the free-throw line.
The Seminoles led the entire way. However, FSU did turn the ball over 20 times and only made 15-of-28 from the free-throw line.
“We exposed a lot of things that we need to work on,” Florida State coach Sue Semrau said. “We have to do things right regardless of the score.”
Tiffany Williams led the Ospreys (0-1) with 14 points, and was the only North Florida player in double figures.
Florida State led by as many as 17 in the first half on its way to a 41-25 lead at halftime, and then sealed the game with a 14-4 run midway through the second half.