PIKEVILLE, KY – Florida National University Women’s Basketball team suffered a tough loss to the University of the Cumberlands on Friday night (Oct. 25th) in the UPIKE TIP-OFF CLASSIC played at the University of Pikeville at Pikeville, KY.
INSIDE THE MATCH-UP:
Final Score: Florida National University 62, University of the Cumberlands 88
Records: Florida National University (1-1), University of the Cumberlands (3-0)
Location: University of Pikeville , Pikeville, KY.
Florida National University Starters: Adria Stewart , Brianna Richardson, Destiny Lindsey, Ashley Williams, Shannon Roseensteel
University of the Cumberlands Starters: Silvia Veloso, Reagon Begole, Vilma Covane, Hannah Lawson, Carla Covane.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- UC entered the first quarter and looked very sharp early, opening up a sizable lead while making it count from the free throw line, going 14-16 from the stripe in the first ten minutes of play.
- Cumberlands would lead 27-11 after the first but then the offense went a bit quiet. Outscored by six in the frame, the Patriots lead would drop to ten at 40-30 at the break.
- In the second half though, it was all Patriots. Going 11-14 from the free throw line the rest of the way through helped, but so did shooting over 50% from the field in the final 20 minutes of action.
- With a 64-47 lead after three, UC would pull away in the fourth quarter for the 88-62 win over the Conquistadors.
- FNU shot 36.5% from the field on 23-of-63 shooting overall but was hot from the field in the first quarter, hitting 45.45%.
- FNU shot 21.9% from downtown on 7-of-32 shooting.
- FNU recorded 40.9 FT% on 9-of-22 shooting overall.
- University of the Cumberlands hit 51.8% of its shots from the paint and 25.0% from the long range.
- Applying the pressure on the defensive side, the Conquistadors forced 27 turnovers and recorded 9 steals.
- Adria Stewart scored a team high 17 points, and added 3 rebounds and 3 steals.
- Brianna Richardson noted 14 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal, going 5-of-11 from the field and 2-for-7 from Downtown.
- Brandilyn Robertson came of the bench to led the Conquistadors on the boards with 7 rebounds and she also scored 10 points and recorded one assist.
- Anita Donaque-Solan came off the bench with 12 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and she also recorded four rebounds.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- FNU record now is 1-1 this season.
- FNU away record to 1-1.
- 8 players saw at least ten minutes of action for the Conquistadors.
- The University of the Cumberlands out-rebounded Florida National 46-27 in the contest.
Florida National University
- Points: Adria Stewart (17)
- Rebounds: Brandilyn Robertson (7)
- Assists: Destiny Lindsey (4)
The University of the Cumberlands
- Points: Silvia Veloso (17)
- Rebounds: Carla Covane (10)
- Assists: Hannah Lawson (4)
Florida National University Women’s basketball Team will now face Lindsey Wilson University on Monday, October 28th at 5:00 Pm. The game will take place at Columbia, KY.
Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director
About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity, leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.