Dec. 19, 2000
BRONX, NY –
With its 73-52 win over the Fordham Rams Tuesday night, the Florida State women’s basketball team improved to 7-2 and recorded the program’s best start in a decade. For the second straight game, senior Brooke Wyckoff led the team in scoring with 20 points. With the loss, Fordham falls to 3-6.
“We are extremely pleased with our defensive effort and how we attacked the boards,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “We asked for a great defensive effort and I feel like we got one. Obviously I’m pleased with our start and again, this team is finding a way to win. Our leadership is really starting to step up and I’m excited to get into ACC play.”
While the Seminole defense went to work in the first half, the Tribe’s offense was doing a good job spreading the ball around and FSU led 26-17 at halftime. Six different players combined for FSU’s first 15 points of the game and the Seminoles had a 15-4 lead with under nine minutes to play. FSU held the Rams to just 24 percent shooting in the first half and outrebounded them 20-15. Led by Brooke Wyckoff and April Traylor who had seven points apiece, Florida State shot 50 percent for the half.
The Rams scored first in the second half to pull within seven, but Wyckoff responded, sinking the first three-pointer of the game and the Seminoles were on their way. FSU went on to score 12 of the game’s next 16 points to built its a lead of 18 points at the 14:03 mark and never looked back. The Seminole lead reached the 20-point mark at 49-29 with just over 11 to play. FSU’s largest lead was 27 points at 73-46 with 2:05 remaining.
Along with Wyckoff, Traylor and Katelyn Vujas also recorded double figures with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Wyckoff and Levys Torres led the way in rebounding with eight boards each. The Seminoles shot 52 percent for the game and dominated the boards, outrebounding the Rams 43-26.
Fordham was held to just 30 percent shooting. The Rams were led in scoring by Nailah Wallace, a transfer from NC State, who had 13 points.
Florida State will break for Christmas and will head back to the court on December 28th at 7 p.m. vs. Coppin State at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.