December 30, 1998
As if Florida State didn’t have enough problems matching up with No. 4
Georgia, the Seminoles will have to do so without their best player on
The Lady Bulldogs, who, at 10-0 have matched the 1985-86 team for the
third-best start in school history, are outscoring their opponents by a gaudy
32.8 points per game.
“I’m excited about it,” coach Andy Landers said. “For the most part, I
think we’ve played very well to this point in the season.
“More importantly, I think we’re coming together as a team, which could
make us one of the top four squads in the nation come March when all this
The secret to the Lady Bulldogs perfect season this year?
Well, there are actually two: sophomore twins Coco and Kelly Miller lead the
team in scoring with practically identical 20.2 and 20.1 per game scoring
Coco scored 18 points, and tournament MVP Kelly added 13 and grabbed eight
rebounds Sunday as the team routed Boise State 91-51 in the final of the Boise
State Christmas Classic.
The Seminoles (5-5) were dealt a devastating loss off the court Saturday,
when leading scorer Latavia Coleman suffered a season-ending knee injury in an
Coleman was averaging 20.8 points per game – good for second in the ACC –
and was second on the team in rebounding at 7.0 rebounds per game.
The loss of Coleman overshadowed the team’s 83-39 blowout win over Western
Carolina on Dec. 21.