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Kimberly Sparkman scored 29 points in the win
Kimberly Sparkman scored 29 points in the win
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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Lady Rattlers Defeat Kent State 70-56 In GSU Invite
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
Release:11/23/2012
ATLANTA, Ga. (Nov. 23) - The Florida A&M Women's Basketball team picked up their second win of the season as they defeated Kent State, 70-56 in the Georgia State Invitational, here Friday afternoon at the GSU Arena.

FAMU (2-1) had a pair of Lady Rattlers to score twenty-plus points as Kimberly Sparkman scored a game high 29 points, followed by a Jasmine Grice with 25 points. Keturah Martin and Grice led the Lady Rattlers on the board with six each.

KSU (0-4) was paced by Melanee Stubbs with 15 points, followed by Leslie Schaffer with seven. Diamon Beckford led the Lady Panthers on the boards with eight.

The Golden Eagles jumped out to an 11-2 lead on a Stubbs jumper with 17:09 to go in the first half.

Sparkman would give the Lady Rattlers a 21-20 lead with 9:20 to go in the half as she scored a layup on a KSU turnover, capping an 11-6 run by FAMU.

The Golden Eagles closed out the first half with a 16-6 run to take a 36-27 lead into the break.

FAMU finished the first half shooting 33.3 percent (11-of-33), while KSU shot 57.1 percent (16-of-28) from the floor.

KSU opened up the second half with a 42-31 lead as Ashley Evans connected on a jumper with 16:23 to go in the second half.

FAMU put together a 24-7 run to take a 53-49 lead on a Sparkman free throw with 6:30 to go in the game. The Lady Rattlers would extend their lead to 61-51 on a Patrice Collie field goal with 3:58 to go in the game.

KSU would only score five more points as FAMU won the contest 70-56.

FAMU finished the contest shooting 38.5 percent (25-of-65) from the floor, while KSU shot 43.6 percent (24-of-55). The Golden Eagles held the rebounding edge over the Lady Rattlers 48-29.

The Lady Rattlers will return to action on Saturday, November 24 as they will take on Georgia State at 4 p.m. at the GSU Arena.



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