The USF ladies won their 7th straight game as they pulled ahead late to beat FGCU.
The hot start to the 2012 season continues for the USF WBB team as they improved to 7-0 tonight, the first time since the 2006-2007 season. USF led just 33 to 27 at the break and were up by just 3 points late in the second half, but clutch shooting and a bad shooting night from FGCU let the Bulls increase the lead and leave with the win.
FGCU struggled to find their range from beyond the arc, hitting 8 out 31 attempts on the night and turned the ball over 19 times (USF had just 8 turnovers).
Andrell Smith led the way for USF with 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. Andrea Smith, after a cold start from the floor, finished the night with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Inga Orekhova, who found her range late, finished the night with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Tiffany Conner had 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 steals, doing it all for Coach Fernandez.
Joyce Iamstrong had 10 points and 7 rebounds for FGCU in the loss, Sarah Hansen had 8 points and 11 rebounds as well.
The ladies will hit the road on Saturday afternoon as they take on Jacksonville (3-4) before a week off. The game begins at 1PM up in Jacksonville as the ladies hope to continue this impressive start to the 2012-2013 season.