Jan. 2, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Senior guard Courtney Ward became the 24th player in Florida State women’s basketball history to score 1,000 points in a career and the No. 23 Seminoles mauled the Missouri Tigers, 75-43, at Mizzou Arena.
Ward’s milestone point occurred on a pretty 3-point jumper late in the first half Sunday. The long ball was part of a 25-10 opening-period run by the ‘Noles (12-3), who rode that early momentum the rest of the game and stifled the Missouri (8-5) offense.
The Seminoles gave the Tigers their first home loss of the year by holding them to just 26 percent shooting and forcing 15 turnovers.
As for Ward, she finished with 14 total points in a game that saw three Seminoles score in double figures.
Junior forward and all-star candidate Cierra Bravard scored just two points in the first half but exploded in the final 20 minutes. She concluded the afternoon with a game-best 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting.
“This is a big-time school and big-time conference,” Bravard said. “We knew we had to be focused.”