Eagles Blow Out Camels and Clinch at Least a Share of the A-Sun Regular Season Title
Thursday, February 26, 2009

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Five Eagles scored in double figures as FGCU downed Campbell 75-51 in Atlantic Sun women's basketball action to clinch at least a share of the A-Sun Title.

Campbell falls to 11-17 overall and 4-15 in A-Sun play, while the Eagles move to 24-4 and 17-3 in league games.

Freshman guard Kelsey Jacobson (Barnesville, Minn.) paced the Eagles on the night with 15 points on five three pointers, while juniors Adrianne McNally (Howell, Mich.) and Brittany Brown (Flint, Mich.) notched 13 points each. Junior forward Chelsea Lyles (Colorado Springs, Col.) and sophomore guard Shannon Murphy (Brighton, Mich.) added 11 apiece on the night.

The Eagles also nailed nine field goals from distance, compared to five from the Lady Camels. 20 Campbell turnovers also led to 28 points for the Eagles, who shot nearly 53 percent from the floor to claim the win.

After breaking the game open with a 20-6 sprint, the Eagles’ shooting barrage continued, extending the game to a 37-18 score by the 4:40 mark. By the end of the half, FGCU owned a 21-point margin, at 46-25, as the Eagles shot a blistering 64 percent to open the game.

Leading by as much as 27 in the second half, the Eagles cooled down over 22 percent in the final frame, but still went on to claim a 75-51 win in Buies Creek.

The Lady Eagles will hit the floor once more during the regular season, hosting Johnson & Wales on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.