November 24, 2017 - by
Thomas’ 28 Lead Women’s Hoops Past Sacred Heart

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Shakayla Thomas had 28 points and eight rebounds, Chatrice White and Ama Degbeon each had a double-double, and No. 13 Florida State breezed by Sacred Heart 101-52 on Friday.

Thomas’ 18th career 20-point game helped Florida State to its first 5-0 start since the 2012-13 season.

“I feel like my teammates put me in good position to make easy shots (today),” Thomas said after the game. “They made easy passes for easy buckets. I feel like this one goes out to them.”

White finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds, and Degbeon had 11 points and 13 boards. Imani Wright added 20 points for Florida State, which had 24 assists on 38 field goals and outrebounded Sacred Heart 56-35. AJ Alix was three assists shy of the program’s single-game record of 15.

Florida State scored its most first-quarter points of the season with 29 and had 60-plus in a half for the second time this season in taking a 31-point lead.

Erin Storck led Sacred Heart (2-3) with 16 points and four 3-pointers. Adrianne Hagood added 12 points for the Pioneers, who were 15-of-56 shooting.

• The Seminoles recorded their 30th 100-point game as a program and their second this season. Since the 2014-15 year, FSU has reached triple digits in six games.
• Shakayla Thomas’ 28 points is the second-most of her career, only surpassed by her 32 points scored vs. Georgia Tech on Jan. 10, 2016. She also made 13 field goals, which is also the second-most in her career.
• Ama Degbeon’s 13 points and 11 rebounds mark her first career double-double. Her 13 points tie a career high but her 11 boards establish a new career high (previous high was seven in two separate games).
• Chatrice White’s 16 rebounds is a new career high at FSU. She now has eight double-doubles with the Seminoles and 32 for her collegiate career.
• AJ Alix impressed with 12 assists and just one turnover. Her 12 dishes are tied for the third-most at FSU in a game and is the most by a Seminole since guard Cheetah Delgado also had 12 assists at Syracuse on Feb. 13, 2014.
• Alix’s 12 assists mark a new career high for her as a collegiate athlete.
• Imani Wright notched her fourth career 20-point game for FSU, including her second straight. Her eight made field goals is only surpassed by her nine makes at UNC last season.
• Freshman guard Savannah Wilkinson missed Friday’s game due to illness.
• FSU posted season highs in points off turnovers (39) and fast-break points (14).
• The Seminoles outscored Sacred Heart 27-3 in second-chance points.
• FSU’s 62 points at halftime was the 12th time in program history it has reached 60+ in a half.

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