Sept. 3, 2005
PORT AU SPAIN, TRINIDAD –
Junior Alexander Johnson recorded a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds and junior Al Thornton scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Florida State University men’s basketball team to a 103-69 victory over the National Flour Mill at the Eastern Regional Sports Arena. Johnson and Thornton led six Seminoles who scored in double figures as the Seminoles won their second consecutive game on its four-game trip to Trinidad.
Florida State scored the first 12 points of the game and earned the 34-point victory. The Seminoles led 35-16 after the first quarter, 63-38 at halftime, 82-49 after three periods and held its largest lead with less than two minutes remaining in the game in earning the victory.
Johnson scored four of the Seminoles first 12 points and had a near double-double of 15 points and eight rebounds in the first half. In addition to leading the Seminoles with a double-double, Johnson was five-of-six from the free throw line, added two steals, two assists and blocked one shot. After missing his first free throw of the game, he made his final five attempts as the Seminoles shot well from the free throw line for the second consecutive game. Including Johnson’s five-of-six performance, the Seminoles made 13 of 19 free throws during the game.
Thornton also enjoyed a strong all-around game for the second consecutive day. He added four rebounds, one assist and one steal to go along with his 17 points. He scored eight second-half points to help Florida State extend their lead in the second half to as much as 37 points.
Florida State continued to receive strong backcourt play as senior Todd Galloway and sophomore Isaiah Swann combined for 17 points, eight assists and eight steals. Galloway scored three points, recorded four steals and added two assists while Swann totaled 14 points, one rebound, four steals and six assists. Swann made two of Florida State’s eight 3-point field goals during the game.
Sophomore Jason Rich scored 14 points, pulled down four rebounds and added four steals in the win. He also made two 3-point field goals.
Florida State continues its tour of the island of Trinidad as they face Petrotin Jazz Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Sports Arena. The Seminoles conclude their slate of four games against the Trinidad Elite Sunday at 1 p.m.