MIAMI, Fla. (Nov. 25) – The FAMU Women’s Basketball team played its best game of the season here Sunday afternoon coming up a bit short against Nebraska-Omaha, 57-50 in the consolation round of the FIU Thanksgiving Invitational at Panther Arena.
@ In Sunday's tournament finale, FAMU came out of the gates on a mission it seemed, trailing by four points after one period (7 to 11), and at the half (20-24).
The Rattler Women shot 42 percent (11 of 26) in the second half, splashing a trio of three-pointers to keep the Mavs within striking distance, 30 to 33 on the scoreboard.
Graduate transfer Candice Williams led the Rattlers with 12 points, five rebounds and four assists, while freshman Mya Moye added 11 points and three assists, splashing a trio of three-pointers on eight tries. Junior Chiqueria Cook pulled down a team high seven rebounds to go with here nine points and two blocked shots.
Claire Killian led the Mavs (2-3) with 14 points, followed by Elena Pilakouta with 13 points, and Josie Pilar with 14 rebounds.
@ In Friday’s 77-54 opening round loss against host FIU, the Rattlers took the early lead, 11-10 after the first quarter, before the Panthers turned in a 20-12 second quarter scoring flurry to build a 30-23 halftime lead.
FAMU’s scoring uptick continued in the third period, as they pumped in 19 points to 25 for FIU, to trial 55-42 heading to the final frame.
The Panthers outpaced the Rattlers, 22-12 in the final 10 minutes to seal the game.
Candice Williams led the way again for FAMU with 11 points, followed by Autumn Goram with 10 points, highlighted by a pair of three-pointers, while Mya Moye and Tyra James each finished with seven points, and freshman Keziah Dilworth led FAMU with six rebounds.
Chelsea Guimaraes led all scorers with 21 points for FIU (1-5). TaMiracle Taylor added 13 points and nine rebounds, Ce’Nara Skanes turned in a double double, with 11 points and 14 rebounds, followed by Kylee Q’Hara with 11 points.
WHAT’S NEXT: FAMU (0-5) will host Edward Waters (Fla.) College of Jacksonville on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Al Lawson Center.