LakePoint, Ga. - To close out ASUN Women's Basketball weekend action, four squads took home wins. Sunday's victories were highlighted by a Jacksonville nail biter over South Alabama, a Stetson comeback at SIU Edwardsville and an FGCU blowout against Abilene Christian.
ASUN Women's Basketball Results - Sunday, Dec. 3
Jacksonville 60, South Alabama 58
FGCU 94, Abilene Christian 55
Stetson 65, LIU Edwardsville 61
(2OT) FAU 83, North Florida 75
Furman 80, USC Upstate 59
Jacksonville collected a big road win on Sunday afternoon by taking down South Alabama. It was a tightly contested affair between the Dolphins and Jaguars. South Alabama tied the game at 58 with 30 seconds left, but JU had an answer. On the ensuing possession, Jasmyn Brown, who finished with 14 points, grabbed an offensive board and put it back with three seconds left to seal the win for the Dolphins. Brandi Buie chipped in with 13 points on 5-8 shooting and 3-4 from three-point range. She also had seven rebounds. La'Karis Salter contributed with 11 points off the bench and was 3-5 from long range. Jacksonville drilled a season-high 10 three-pointers in the win. The Dolphins will be back in action next Sunday when they host Flagler.
FGCU's offense exploded in the Eagles' 94-55 win at Abilene Christian moving to 7-2 on the season. Nasrin Ulel led the brigade racking up 19 points, shooting 5-9 from behind the arc. The Eagles tied a program record for most three pointers, knocking down 22 and is tied for third-most in NCAA Division-I history. Ironically, FGCU is tied with its own record of 22 three-pointers in its game versus ETSU on January 13, 2013. Senior, Taylor Gradinjan stuffed the stat-sheet collecting 18 points, two rebounds and four assists, while shooting 6-10 from the field. The Eagles return to Alico Arena on Tuesday to face Southeastern at 4:30 PM.
Stetson's consistent efforts in the second half against LIU Edwardsville led to a 65-61 comeback victory for the Hatters. The entire first half Stetson trailed the Cougars, however McKenna Beach sparked Stetson's offense in the second half recording nine points and 16 overall. In the second half the game was tied four different times as Stetson fought its way back from being down 13 points at halftime. Brittney Chambers also made an impact pouring in 15 points, 12 rebounds and one steal. The Hatters are now 6-4 and look to continue their three game winning streak when they play No. 11 Florida State Thursday night.
North Florida fell to FAU in double overtime 83-75, while USC Upstate hosted Furman and suffered an 80-59 loss. ASUN Women's Basketball resumes Monday with two contests airing live on ESPN3.
ASUN Women's Basketball Upcoming Schedule - Monday, Dec. 4
Kennesaw State vs. East Carolina - 5 PM - ESPN3
Lipscomb vs. Belmont - 6 PM - ESPN3
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