Dec. 5, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, FL — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State women’s basketball team improved
to 4-2 with a 71-51 win over Charleston Southern (2-6) in the second game
of the first annual Tallahassee Democrat Seminole Classic at Tully Gym this
Florida International (3-0) upset #8 Georgia (3-1) 83-68 in the first
game and will advance to the championship game of the tournament vs. FSU at
2 p.m. on Saturday. Charleston Southern will face Georgia in the
consolation game at Noon.
FSU was led by Lysa Moorefield’s season-high 21 points while freshman
standout Brooke Wyckoff grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds. The Tribe led
33-23 at the break and outscored the Lady Buccaneers 15-6 to open the
second half. CSU pulled to within 12 at 54-42, but FSU scored 14 of the
game’s next 17 points to take its largest lead of the night at 26. Junior
point guard Jen Robinson suffered a sprain to her right ankle in the first
five minutes of the game and did not return. Her status for tomorrow’s
action is questionable. CSU was led by Crystal Carpenter’s 19 points and
Kate Sanford’s 12 rebounds.
Led by Gergana Branzova’s 33 points and 13 rebounds, Florida
International never trailed vs. Georgia and had a 16-point lead at the
break at 51-35. Down 20 with just over 14 minutes to play, the Bulldogs
scored 14 of the game’s next 16 points and pulled to within eight with 7:38
to play, but FIU quickly scored the next seven to regain control. Georgia
had four players score in double figures led by Kelly Miller’s 19 points.
Coco Miller led the team with seven rebounds.