Jan. 18, 1998
ATLANTA, Ga. — Senior Lysa Moorefield scored a career-high 30 points as
the Florida State women’s basketball team recorded its largest margin of
victory over a league school since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference
with an 88-53 win over Georgia Tech at Alexander Memorial Stadium this
afternoon. The win improves FSU’s record to 6-10 and 2-5 in ACC play while
the Yellow Jackets fall to 8-8 and 2-5.
Georgia Tech opened the scoring and led only one other time with a 10-9
advantage at 15:33 in the first half. Florida State ran off the game’s
next seven points and never trailed again. The Tribe built a lead as big
as 17 with 30 seconds left in the first half and went into the lockerroom
on top 46-31. FSU was paced by Moorefield’s 18-first half points.
Florida State scored the first seven points of the second half to
increase its lead to 22 and led by 20 or more the rest of the contest.
Georgia Tech’s JoAnna Kauffman, who committed her third foul in the first
half, fouled out of the contest with 13:30 to play in the game. She
finished the game with 10 points.
The win marked FSU’s first ACC true road victory since February of 1995
when the Seminoles defeated Maryland 66-59. FSU’s last non-home ACC
victory was a 64-51 win over Georgia Tech in the play-in game of the 1996
Wendy Hampton, who went 4-for-6 from three-point land, scored 14 points
with four rebounds and four steals. Latavia Coleman and Jen Robinson added
11 and 10 points, respectively. Coleman also had a game-high nine rebounds
and seven assists in the effort.
With its six victories, FSU has now surpassed its win total of last season.
“I am extremely pleased with the effort and togetherness that we had
today,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “We’ve been getting better and
better with every game, but we haven’t put together a 40-minute game until
now and the reward was a very big road win. Our level of control on the
court and playing together was the key to today’s win. All good things
Florida State returns to action on Wednesday, Jan. 21 with a 7 p.m.
contest vs. Florida at Tully Gym. The game is the first of a three-game
home stand for the Tribe. FSU will host Maryland on Friday, Jan. 23 and NC
State on Sunday, Jan. 25.