November 8, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sophomore Brooke Wyckoff had a double-double at
halftime and finished the game with 19 points and 18 rebounds, but the
Florida State women’s basketball team fell 89-75 to Athletes in Action in
exhibition action this afternoon at Tully Gymnasium.
AIA opened the game with six unanswered points and controlled the
majority of the first half. Trailing by 14 at 37-23, the Tribe went on a
13-2 run and pulled to within three points at 39-36 but two quick layups by
AIA ‘s Nailah Thompson, who finished with 14 points and nine rebounds,
closed out the half and the visitors went into the lockerroom with a 43-36
Florida State came out shooting in the second half and solid
defense allowed the Seminoles to take their first lead of the game at 55-54
thanks to two free throws by Latavia Coleman. During that stretch, Florida
State went from seven down to five points ahead with a 12-0 run. Trailing
by two at 63-61, former Seminole Lysa Moorefield hit a layup to tie the
game and gave AIA the lead for good with a free throw. AIA rallied off 22
of the game’s next 27 points and again took control of the game.
FSU’s Coleman finished the game with 19 points while Jen Robinson
and April Traylor contributed 16 and 13 points, respectively. Cathy Marx
led AIA with 17 points and nine rebounds. Moorefield tallied 13 points off
of the bench.
Florida State will open the 1998-99 season on the road with a 8
p.m. contest at Tulsa on Saturday, November 14th.