November 3, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Four Seminoles scored in double figures led by junior Latavia Coleman’s game-high 32 points as the Florida State women’s basketball team dismissed the Mexican National team, 101-73, in exhibition action at the Leon County Civic Center this evening.
Coleman and sophomore Brooke Wyckoff combined for 29 rebounds
which tied the Mexican team’s total as the Tribe outrebounded Mexico 63-29. Wyckoff also recorded a double-double with 18 points, thanks to 10-of 16 shooting from the free throw line.
Florida State trailed early as Mexico jumped to an 8-4 advantage off of two straight three-pointers, but FSU tied the game at 8-8 with two free throws from senior Tamara Gracey and never trailed again. With 4:17 left in the first, Mexico narrowed the gap to eight points at 39-31 after trailing by as many as 20 points, but FSU rallied and scored 10 of the half’s final 12 points and led 49-33 at the break.
In the second half, FSU quickly took a 25-point advantage at 64-39 with 16 minutes to play and led by at least 22 points the remainder of the game.
Gracey, a transfer from Tulsa, scored 17 points and grabbed nine boards in her Seminole debut, while senior veteran guard Jen Robinson added 12 strong points. Freshman April Traylor started and added nine points, five rebounds and two steals. Eleven players in all played for Florida State. Senior Arleshia Davidson, who is healing from a recent knee scope, did not dress while walk on Sandra Ulysse did not see action.
FSU will have one more exhibition game when the Seminoles host Athletes in Action on Sunday, November 8th at 2 p.m. in the Leon County Civic Center.