Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Antilla, Young Spark FAMU Past Coppin State, 79-73

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Seniors Olivia Antilla and Khaderja Young combined for 37 points and 14 rebounds to lead the FAMU Women’s Basketball team past Coppin (Md.) State, 79-73 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game at The Al Lawson Center Monday night.

Antilla finished the night with a game-high 21 points, hitting four (of 10) three-pointers, to go with seven rebounds and four assists, while Young added 16 points, seven boards and three steals. Alicia McCray added 11 points and Dawn King scored 10 for FAMU.

Jordan Swails led Coppin State (5-11, 2-2 MEAC) with a double double – 20 points, 12 rebounds – followed by Keena Samuels with 16 points, Janelle Lane with 14 points and Amber Griffin with 12 points.

The visiting Eagles held the early lead at 21-14 after the first quarter, before FAMU went on a 21-4 second quarter scoring tear to seize a 10-point lead at 35-25 by halftime.

Things got much tighter in the second half, as both clubs scored 24 points in the third, with FAMU owning a 59-49 lead, before the visiting Eagles outscored their hosts, 24-20 in the final frame.

FAMU led by as much as 12 points, 70-58 with on a pair of Alicia McCray foul shots with 4:14 left, befor the Eagles made on last desperate run, cutting the FAMU lead to four points, 75-71 on a Amber Griffin layup with 11 seconds left.

However Antilla closed out Coppin with four free throws inside those final 10 seconds for the win.

WHAT’S NEXT: The FAMU Women (10-9, 4-2 MEAC) will play their next three games on the road to close out January, taking on Howard University (Saturday) and Maryland-Eastern Shore (Monday), along with archrival Bethune-Cookman (Saturday, Jan. 30).


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