By Tom Wood
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When one team’s shooting is red-hot from outside and the opponent goes ice-cold, the final result can be pretty lopsided.
That was certainly the case yesterday at Allen Arena as the FGCU women (13-6, 2-0 ASUN) rolled to a 90-63 victory over host Lipscomb (3-14, 0-2).
The Eagles shot 52.2 percent (12-23) from 3-point range while limiting Lipscomb to 13.6 percent (3-22).
“We definitely shot the ball better, which was encouraging,” FGCU coach Karl Smesko said. “When we move the ball and get the types of looks that we want, we can be a good-shooting team. The times that we moved it today, I thought we made a good percentage of our threes. That was probably the biggest difference in the game today. They got a lot of good looks, but they were going in-out.”
It was the seventh consecutive win for FGCU, which has never lost to Lipscomb and leads the series 19-0. The two teams meet again on Feb. 13 in Fort Myers.
Junior forward Rosemarie Julien led the Eagles with 17 points while China Dow added 16 points. Erica Nelson and Haley Laughter chipped in a dozen each.
Laughter led FGCU in 3-point shooting, going 4-of-5 in the first half to help build a 44-28 halftime lead.