TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's basketball team traveled to Daytona Beach to take on the Eagles of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University but were defeated in a tough game, 63-36.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa 36, Embry-Riddle 63
Records: Spartans (14-6), Eagles (14-7)
Location: ICI Center | Daytona Beach, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series record over the Eagles with a close 2-1 record.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
1st Quarter | Junior Karma Jeremie was the first player on the court to score on a layup. The Eagles retaliated on a jumper that would put them on a 8-0 run to start the quarter. Junior Faith Sanders was fouled and made both of her free throws to end the Eagles run. These points did not stifle the Eagles offense as they scored a layup and three pointer back-to-back to increase their lead to 15-4. The Spartans went on a run of their own after junior Morgan Lumb hit a jumper, Sanders hit a deep three pointer, and senior Jenny Horvatinovic made a layup. This run decreased the Eagles lead to 11 points to end the first quarter.
2nd Quarter | The Eagles offense came out strong as they went on a 6-0 run to open up the second quarter. A three pointer from Horvatinovic and a layup from Sanders would end the Eagles run and make the score 37-21, Eagles advantage. The Eagles ended the quarter on a jumper that would solidify the score at 39-21 to head into half time.
3rd Quarter | Elena de Alfredo opened up the third quarter with a three pointer that would decrease the Eagle lead to 15. But the Eagles followed up with a three pointer of their own. Both teams remained scoreless for two minutes until Jeremie made a layup to make the score 45-31, the Spartans trailing. Neither team would score again in the third quarter.
4th Quarter | The Eagles started the final quarter on a three point shot that would increase their lead to 19 points. Junior Griffin Dempsey recorded her first points of the game on a deep three point shot assisted by Sanders. The Spartans attempted to close in on the gap, but were unsuccesful as the Eagles went on to win 63-36.
INSIDE THE STATS:
- de Alfredo led all Spartans with 10 points and five rebounds.
- Jeremie was the second leading point scorer with nine points and two rebounds.
UT will host the Eckerd College Tritons on Wednesday February 8 for a 5:30 pm matchup. Live stats and a live video webcast will be provided through www.tampaspartans.com.
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