Nov. 28, 2010
FREEPORT, Bahamas (Seminoles.com) – After four days in Freeport, Bahamas, the No. 14 Florida State women’s basketball team will return to Tallahassee with a Junkanoo Jam tournament title.
And Cierra Bravard will be bringing home a conch shell trophy yes, a conch shell most valuable player trophy.
Bravard scored 21 points against Arizona State and the Seminoles earned a come-from-behind 65-55 victory Saturday night. For her efforts against the Sun Devils (3-2) and her 24-point, 10-rebound double-double the night before, FSU’s junior post player was named MVP of the tournament.
Assisting Bravard in a win that helped the ’Noles capture the championship in the Freeport Division of the Junkanoo Jam, was true freshman forward Natasha Howard. The Toledo, Ohio native finished the night with 21 points as well.
After committing 30 turnovers the night before, FSU had just 20 against the Sun Devils.
Arizona State held a halftime lead and was on top until just over five minutes remaining in the game. A Howard 3-point shot then tied the game at 52-52 before both squads exchanged buckets until the final two minutes.
Florida State then converted two free throws and forced the Sun Devils in to some bad shots on the opposite end before running away with the 10-point victory.
Next up for the ’Noles is the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Florida State will welcome No. 25 Michigan State to the Donald L. Tucker Center for a 7 p.m. game on Dec. 1.