INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final Score: Tampa Spartans 44, Florida Southern College 57
Records: Tampa (12-5, 5-5 SSC), Florida Southern (13-3, 8-2 SSC)
Location: Bob Martinez Athletics Center | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: FSC leads the all-time series with the Spartans, 59-37.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
1st Half | It was Tampa who was first on the board, with back-to-back layups from senior Karma Jeremie. The first, a breakaway, followed by a layup from a beautiful assist by Faith Sanders. Tampa jumped out to an early lead with FSC's only points coming from free throws. At the end of the first quarter, Tampa held the advantage over the Moccasins 10-8. Jeremie led the Spartans in both points and rebounds with six and four respectively. In the second quarter, FSC was first to score, tying the game at 10. Staja Tyghter then scored the first three-pointer for the Spartans, ending the half 1-2 from behind the arc. FSC fought back and hit a buzzer beater to end the half leading the Spartans 34-19.
2nd Half | With a fresh set of legs, the Spartans were the first to score in the third quarter. Tyghter drained a jump shot followed by a layup after a steal from Jeremie. Rachel Warden was fouled early in the quarter and sunk both of the free throws she took. Tyghter then drained her second three of the game ending the third quarter leading UT's offense with 13 points. At the end of the third quarter, FSC continued to hold the lead 46-36. The Moccasins defeated the Spartans with a final score of 57-44.
INSIDE THE STATS:
- Tyghter was the leading point scorer with 18 points.
- Jeremie led the defense with nine rebounds each.
Tampa will travel to Boca Raton, Fla. on Saturday, January 20th to compete against the Lynn Fighting Nights in the de Hoernle Sports & Cultural Center. The game is slated to start at 2:00 p.m.
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