GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The FAMU Women's basketball team were outduelled 71-51 by the University Florida, Wednesday evening at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
The Lady Rattlers trailed the Gators, 29-25 at halftime. FAMU shot 30.3 percent from the field, while UF shot 32.5 percent in the opening stanza.
UF opened the second half with an 11-0 run, capped by a Dupree Bowden three pointer with 17:35 left in the game, giving the Gators a 40-25 lead.
Guard Evette Young cut the Gators' lead to 50-40 on a three-pointer with 9:49 left in the game, but UF increased their lead to 59-42, on a Bowden three-pointer with 6:00 minutes left in the game, capping a 9-2 run.
The Gators then closed out the Lady Rattlers with a 12-9 run for the 71-51 final.
FAMU (9-2) was led by Stephanie Foster, who scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half. Both Jackson and Curry finished with nine points each, while Denise Tate led the Lady Rattlers on the boards with seven.
UF (10-4) was led by Bowden, who scored a game high 24 points, followed by Sharielle Smith with 14. Aneika Henry led the Gators in rebounding with 15.
FAMU returns to Gaither on Friday, January 4 to take on Savannah State at 7 p.m.