Dec. 15, 2012
RALEIGH, NC - Kristen Hanzer scored a game-high 15 points for Fayetteville State as it cruised to a 68-35 victory over Washington Adventist on the final day of the Shaw University Invitational. The Lady Broncos finish the two-day event undefeated after recording a 79-69 triumph over #17 Nova Southeastern on Friday.
FSU improves to 8-1 overall after picking up its sixth straight victory while the Shock remains winless at 0-12. Fayetteville State held Washington Adventist to their lowest point total of the season.
WAU shot 24.1% (13-of-54) from the field and 12.0% (3-of-25) behind the three-point line.
Hanzer, a senior from Youngsville, NC, was one of two Lady Broncos to score in double-digits as Je'Lena Robertson (Jr., Houston, TX) added ten points off the bench. Tierra Coleman (Sr., Cameron, NC) grabbed 11 rebounds to give her three double-digit rebounding performances in the last four games.
The Lady Broncos raced out to a 17-2 lead to open the contest as Hanzer scored the first nine points.
Fayetteville State shot 45.9% (17-of-37) in the opening half while the Shock managed to make just five of its 29 attempts. The Lady Broncos dominated in rebounds at 34-11 and scored 28 points in the paint to Washington Adventist's six.
FSU opened the second half on a 14-4 run over the first 8:17 and pushed its lead to 30 points for the remainder of the contest. The lead was extended to a game-high 36 points with 7:36 left.
The Lady Broncos played all 15 players as they shot 37.1% (23-of-62) from the field and held a 59-24 advantage in rebounds. The bench outscored the Shock 30-3, and led 20-14 in points off turnovers and 36-12 on points in the paint.
FSU will return to action on December 30 with a 2 p.m. road contest against Mount Olive.