Spartans Win Big Over Gyrenes

Spartans Win Big Over Gyrenes

TAMPA, Fla.  – The University of Tampa women's basketball team played Ave Maria University and came out victorious, winning 81-52.  

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final: Tampa 81, Ave Maria University 52

Records: Spartans (2-2), Gyrenes (2-5)
Location: Bob Martinez Center | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa improves the all-time series record to a perfect 4-0. 
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Quarter | The Spartans were on the score board first with a two point jumper from senior Jenny Horvatinovic. This was followed by a layup by junior Karma Jeremie, a three point jumper from Horvatinovic, and another layup from Jeremie to make the Spartans go up 9-0 in the first three minutes of the quarter. UT stayed on top and headed into the second quarter leading 24-15. Senior Elena deAlfredo contributed eight points in the opening quarter as well as tallying three assists. 

 

2nd Quarter | Freshman Rachel Warden was the first to score in the second quarter, draining a three point jump shot. Junior Morgan Lumb came off the bench to score a three pointer of her own to increase the lead to 35-21. The Spartans continued on their streak never letting the Gyrenes get too close. UT ended the first half of play leading by a generous 45-31 margin.  

3rd Quarter | After the halftime break, Horvatinovic struck again with another three point jump shot followed by a layup. The break only fueled the Spartans as they continued to increase their lead. Back-to-back Warden three pointers would make the score 61-35. The Spartans led by almost 30 as they headed into the final quarter. 

4th Quarter | The Gyrenes were on the scoreboard first in the last stanza with a layup. However it wasn't enough to spark their offense. The Spartans continued to tally point after point, increasing their lead by as much as 30. A three pointer by Lumb would solidify the win at 81-52.

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Junior Faith Sanders and senior deAlfredo led all Spartans with 15 points each. 
  • The Spartans shot 52.8 percent from the field while the Gyrenes shot 38 percent. 
  • The Spartans bench contributed 29 points. 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Six Spartans scored in double figures. 

UP NEXT:

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