FORT MYERS, Fla. - Junior Sarah Whitfield (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene HS/Lane CC) led the FGCU women’s basketball squad to an 86-71 win over in-state foe FIU last week, and for her performance, she claimed her first A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honor, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
Whitfield scored a career-high 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-5 from long range against FIU as five Eagles scored in double figures. The team drained 16 three-pointers en route to the 15-point win over the Panthers at Alico Arena on Wednesday.
The Blue and Green (8-0) are back in action on Tuesday night (Dec. 21) as they play host to the Hoosiers of Indiana at 7:30 p.m. at Alico Arena in the back-end of a doubleheader after the men’s team hosts N.C. Central. Both games can be heard live at www.FGCUAthletics.com and watched live on ASun.TV.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Sarah Whitfield
• First A-Sun Newcomer of the Week award
• Tallied a career-high 14 points in a 15-point victory against FIU
• Registered four three-point field goals on five attempts
• Helped to extend FGCU’s 27-game home winning streak, the nation’s third-longest
• Pushed the Eagles to 8-0 on the season, one of 10 remaining undefeated teams in the nation
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