TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 6) – The FAMU Women’s Basketball team fell victim to cold shooting Tuesday evening as they dropped their 2018-19 season opener, 62-31 to visiting Jacksonville (Ala.) State at the Al Lawson Center.
Despite the off night from the floor (FAMU shot 19 percent, 9-of-46 overall), the Rattlers trailed by just 10 points, 24-14 at the half, and appeared poised to make a run at the Gamecocks in the second half.
But JSU, which shot 28 percent (7-of-25) from the field in the first half, bumped up their efforts to 45 percent (15 of 33), compared to FAMU’s 25 percent (5-of-20) to surge past the Rattlers, 38-17 over the final two stanzas, highlighted by a 20-7 run in the third period.
Leading the way for FAMU were newcomers Autum Goram with eight points, Keziah Dilworth with seven points, and Chiqueria Cook with five points. Jasmine Ballew led FAMU with seven rebounds.
Rayven Pearson led JSU with a double double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Taylor Hawks with 12 points.
WHAT’S NEXT: FAMU will have a bit of a break until Friday, Nov. 16, when they open a two-game weekend road swing against the University of North Florida in Jacksonville (7:00). They will head north to Knoxville to take on the Lady Vols of the University of Tennessee in a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee.