Nov. 7, 2006
The Florida State women’s basketball team will have one more chance to get some good exhibition basketball in, before it really counts, when the Seminoles host Premier Players, Wednesday, November 8th at 7 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Led by sophomore Britany Miller’s game-high 25 points, the Seminoles earned a come-from-behind overtime victory vs. DT3 last Wednesday. Five different Seminoles scored in double figures and the team completely dominated the boards, outrebounding DT3, 63-44. Since then, the Seminoles have continued to prepare for the upcoming season which officially tips off Sunday, November 12th vs. UAB at 2 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
After the first exhibition game, when the Seminoles found themselves down 14 points at halftime, it was clear to the entire team what areas Florida State needed to improve on.
“Defense,” junior Shante Williams said. “That’s our main focus right. We know that we’re a young team and so day in and day out, we try to intensify our defense and bring it to the level of some of the past teams we’ve had here.”
While the team was disappointed in its first-half performance in the DT3 game, the Seminoles learned a lot of themselves as a team with what they were able to accomplish in the second half.
“We learned that we’re not going to quit,” Williams said. “We’re very young once again, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have heart. We’re hoping to improve in every aspect of the game. We want to have a quick start, a fast start and let the young people just the play the game instead of having to think so much.”
True freshman Jacinta Monroe led the Florida State newcomers with 16 points and seven rebounds vs. DT3.