FGCU & JU Improve to 2-0; UNF & Stetson Pick Up First ASUN Victories

LakePoint, Ga. -  Jacksonville, Stetson, North Florida and FGCU picked all picked up wins in Saturday's ASUN Women's basketball Saturday action. 

Jacksonville secured its second conference win of the season over Lipscomb, defeating the Bisons 70-48. The Dolphins controlled a majority of the game versus Lipscomb, led by senior Jasmyn Brown with 19 points. Jacksonville also did a great job of locking up the ASUN's leading scorer, Loren Cagle, by holding her to just nine points on 2-17 shooting. Lipscomb was led by Emily Kmec, who poured in a team-high 10 points. Jacksonville improves to 2-0 in league play, while the Bisons fall to 1-1. Both teams will be back in action on Monday when JU takes on Kennesaw State and Lipscomb stays in Jacksonville to take on North Florida.

Stetson and USC Upstate played one of the more exciting games of the day. Upstate led for most of the contest and led by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter. The Hatters wouldn't go down easily, as they roared back to erase the deficit and take the contest. Stetson ended the game on a 19-5 run. Brittney Chambers and McKenna Beach led the way for Stetson with 17 points a piece.  Beach also had eight rebounds, six steals and three assists. With the win Stetson improves to 1-1 in the ASUN, while Upstate falls to 1-1. 

North Florida staged a comeback of their own as they took down Kennesaw State on Saturday afternoon.  North Florida came back from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Kennesaw State 77-72. Senior transfer Keonna Transfer led all UNF scorers with a career-high 26 points. She also chipped in with nine boards. Tesh Hansen and Tiffany Tolbert combined for 27 points for UNF. Kamiyah Street also had 26 points for Kennesaw State, while Alexis Poole has 21 of her own. With the win North Florida improves to 1-1 in ASUN play. Kennesaw State falls to 0-2.

FGCU coasted to a 2-0 record are they took down NJIT on Saturday afternoon 90-66. The Eagles had five players in double figures (Jessica Cattani, Rose Julien, Nasrin Ulel, Erica Nelson and China Dow). Cattani led the way with 16 points, and was 5-8 from three-point land. Julien, Nelson, Ulel and Dow all had 13 points a piece. FGCU drained 13 three-pointers, increasing their NCAA lead. Tatiana Torres led the Highlanders with 14 points and four rebounds. The Eagles will be back in action on Monday when they host USC Upstate, while NJIT will take on Stetson in DeLand. 

ASUN Women's Basketball Results - Saturday, Jan. 13
Jacksonville 70, Lipscomb 48
Stetson 62, USC Upstate 61
North Florida 77, Kennesaw State 72
FGCU 90, NJIT 66

School ASUN Overall
 FGCU 2-0 15-3
 Jacksonville 2-0 11-5
 Stetson 1-1 10-8
 North Florida 1-1 9-9
 USC Upstate 1-1 6-11
 Lipscomb 1-1 5-12
 Kennesaw State 0-2 4-9
 NJIT 0-2 2-15



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