Jacksonville St 39

(2-6, 0-1 OVC)

(15) Florida State 87

(8-1, 4-1 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 12, 2010

    1 2 T
    JVST 22 1739
    #15FSU 49 3887

    Top Performers

    Jacksonville St: A. McCarthy 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Florida St: N. Howard 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Blk

    Florida State holds Jacksonville State to 25 percent, cruises to win

    Associated Press

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Natasha Howard scored 17 points and Chasity Clayton added 16 and Florida State (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) took a big lead early and cruised to an 87-39 victory over Jacksonville State on Sunday.

    Florida State (8-1) led 49-22 at halftime and coach Sue Semrau played her reserves a good part of the second half.

    Jacksonville State (2-6) has lost six straight games.

    Amanda McCarthy, who had not made a 3-pointer in Jacksonville's first seven games, went 4 of 9 from long distance to lead the Gamecocks with 12 points.

    Five Seminoles finished in double figures. Cierra Bravard had 13 points while Leonor Rodriguez and Courtney Ward had 11 apiece. Rodriguez's 3-pointer gave Florida State an 87-37 lead with 2:14 left.

    Clayton and Rodriguez combined for 27 of Florida State's 38 bench points while Jacksonville's top scorers on the season, Brittany Wiley and Danielle Vaughn, managed to score a total of seven points.

    Florida State shot 53.8 percent from the field and were 10 of 21 from 3-point distance while the Gamecocks shot just 25.5 percent overall.

    Florida State jumped to an 18-6 lead and built on it the rest of the way. The visiting Gamecocks shot just 32.1 percent in the first half and only 18.5 percent in the second half on 5-of-27 shooting.

    Florida State dominated on the boards 46-27, but Jacksonville's Danielle Beneby had a game-high eight rebounds.

    The Seminoles host Central Florida on Wednesday and then visit Yale on Dec. 18 before their Dec. 21 visit to UConn's undefeated, two-time defending national champions.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 39 87
    FG Made-Attempted 14-55 (.255) 35-65 (.538)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 10-21 (.476)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 7-10 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 50

    Game Leaders

    PointsA. McCarthy 12N. Howard 17
    ReboundsD. Beneby 8N. Howard 7
    AssistsD. Beneby 3C. Hunnicutt 7
    StealsD. Vaughn 5T. Mingo 4
    BlocksD. Vaughn 2C. Davis 3

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