Fayetteville State routs Catawba 69-46 for its Women's Home Opener

Nov. 15, 2017

Final Stats

Ja-Shawn Steward-Johnson -

Fayetteville, NC (November 15)- The Fayetteville State University women's basketball team defeated the Catawba Indians, 69-46, for the Broncos home opener. FSU is now 1-1 overall while the Indians dropped to 1-2.

Senior forward Jamesha Mosley (Oak Grove, KY) led the Broncos with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Senior guard Breona Jones (Henderson, NC) had 11 points. Freshman wings Danica Lucas (Raleigh, NC) and Destiny Gainey (Fayetteville, NC) led the bench with ten (10) points and four (4) rebounds, and nine (9) points and five (5) rebounds, respectively. As a team, the Broncos outrebounded the Indians 47-34 and shot 41.5% versus the Indians' 26.2%. The Broncos held Catawba to 3-of-21 from behind the arc, while the Broncos made 4-of-8.

With the Indians up 30-29 at halftime, the Broncos routed Catawba in the second half, outscoring them 40-16. The Broncos defense was also lights out in the second half; holding the Indians to 6-of-35 shooting (17%). The Broncos got a boost from the bench, who scored 24 of the Broncos' 40 second-half points. The bench only contributed 6 points in the first half.



In the third quarter, with the Indians up 35-29, the Broncos went on an incredible 21-6 run that saw eight (8) different Bronco players score and take a 50-41 lead at the end of the third quarter. Despite only shooting 30% in field goals in the third quarter, FSU made 9-of-12 free throws. Fayetteville State was dominant in the paint scoring 12 points and outrebounding Catawba 17-to-9. FSU also had 13 second-chance points, thanks to 11 offensive rebounds.

In the fourth quarter, the Broncos' defense was even more dominant. The Indians were held to 2-of-21 (9.5%) from the field. At one point, the Broncos had a 15-0 run, holding the Indians scoreless for over seven (7) minutes.

Between the end of the first quarter and the start of the second, Catawba scored 11 consecutive points to turn a 14-8 Bronco lead into a 19-14 Indians advantage. With the momentum tilting towards the Indians, Fayetteville State ignited from behind the arc going 3-of-4 to erase the deficit. With less than 6 minutes left in the quarter, a 3-pointer from Jones tied the game up at 21-21. A minute later, another FSU three-pointer, this time by Lucas, put FSU back on top, 24-23. With 22 seconds left in the half, Jones hit another clutch three to tie the score at 29. Although, a foul with two seconds left by the Broncos gave the Indians two free throws and a lead at halftime, 30-29.

The Broncos travel to Hartsville, South Carolina to take on Coker for an out-of-conference game. The Broncos next home game is Tuesday, November 21st, at 6 p.m. against Paine.

Don't miss the FSU Broncos first Thanksgiving Classic on November 24thand 25th, when the Broncos host non-conference matchups against Elizabeth City State and Chowan in Capel Arena. Saint Augustine's will precede each FSU game during the classic.

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