Eagles Have Record Night Against Webber International
|Florida Gulf Coast||46||60||106|
|Stats at a Glance||WIU_WB11||FGCU|
|FG Percentage||.196 (9-46)||.468 (37-79)|
|3P FG Percentage||.125 (1-8)||.412 (21-51)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (8-12)||.688 (11-16)|
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Senior Kelsey Jacobson (Barnesville, Minn./Moorhead HS) scored her 1,000th career point and the FGCU women’s basketball team (4-1) tied the NCAA record for three-pointers made in a single game with 21, en route to a 106-27 win over NAIA foe Webber International (0-7) on Monday night at Alico Arena.
Jacobson, who now has 1,007 career-points, became the fourth player in program history to score 1,000 career points when she drained a three-pointer with 7:28 left in the first half.
The Eagles’ 21 three-point ranks them tied for first place tie all-time with New Mexico State. The Aggies drained 21 triples against Louisiana-Lafayette on Feb. 23, 2002. The 21 threes are also an A-Sun record, as FGCU made six treys in the first half and 15 in the second. The Green and Blue hit 15-of-26 trifectas in the final frame in which they out-scored the Warriors 60-19.
The Eagles, who lead the nation in three-point field goals per game (13.0), have drained double digit three-pointers in four of their five games this season and now have 65 triples as a team. Eight different players made at least one trey for the Green and Blue, led by redshirt freshman Amber Rechis’ (Martin, Tenn./Westview HS) career-best 6-of-11 night.
Rechis finished with a game-high 26 points in 26 minutes on 10-of-17 shooting from the field. Freshman Whitney Knight (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds HS) filled the stat sheet, recording career-highs in points (20), rebounds (15), assists (8) and blocks (6). Senior Eglah Griffin (Fort Myers, Fla./Dunbar HS/Seminole CC) chipped in with 13 points. Senior Nicoya Jackson (Houston, Texas/Cypress Springs HS/Southwestern Christian) poured in 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Leading Webber International 16-6 with less than 11 minutes left in the first half, the Eagles used a 30-2 run over the final 10:49 of the period to take a 46-8 lead into the intermission.
In the second half, FGCU caught fire from long range and outscored the Warriors 57-9 over the final 18:56 of the game.
Webber Int’l was limited to just 9-of-46 (19.6 percent) from the field and 1-of-8 (12.5 percent) from behind the arc in the first half.
FGCU hit 37-of-79 (46.8 percent) from the floor on the night, including 21-of-51 (41.2 percent) from long distance.
The Eagles return to the court Saturday, Dec.3 for the 2011-12 Atlantic Sun opener against ETSU. Gametime is set for 7:30 p.m. and is the second part of a doubleheader with the men’s program.
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