Still Streaking: FGCU Handles Campbell, 78-44, to Win Fifth Straight
Buies Creek, N.C. – Delia De La Torre scored a game-high 16 points as the Eagles defeated Campbell 78-44 on Monday night to win their fifth consecutive Atlantic Sun conference game.
After pulling ahead 5-4, in the first 3:39 of the game, the Eagles shot 55.1 percent (27of-49) from the floor, including 50 percent (12-of-24) from the three-point line, to stay ahead and defeat the Camels for their fifth straight conference win of the season.
With the win, FGCU improves to a 10-7 overall record (5-2 A-Sun), while the Camels fall to 8-12 overall (3-4 A-Sun).
Five Eagles scored in double-figures, led by De La Torre’s (Las Cruces, N.M.) 16 points and six rebounds. For the game, de La Torre made 7-of-10 attempts from the field, 1-of-1 from long-distance and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe. She also had one assist, one block and one steal.
Shannon Murphy (Brighton, Mich.) tallied 15 points. Murphy dished out three assists and grabbed two rebounds, while knocking down 5-of-7 shots from behind the three-point line.
Chelsea Dermyer (Fort Collins, Col.) registered 14 points, eight assists and five rebounds. In 28 minutes of action, Dermyer connected on 5-of-7 shots from the field and 2-of-4 from behind the three-point line.
Adrianne McNally (Howell, Mich.) and Ashley Haegele (Imperial, Mo.) finished with 11 points and 10 points, respectively. McNally added two assists and one rebound, while Haegele tallied three rebounds and three steals.
Campbell was led by Lynish Ochogu’s eight points. The Eagles held the Camels leading scorer, Marlena Murphy to only two points, 12 points below her average.
The Eagles will be back in action when they hit the road to battle Belmont on Saturday, February 2 at 5 p.m. CT. FGCU’s next home game will be Feb. 4 when they play host to Lipscomb in Alico Arena at 7 p.m.
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