Basketball: Lady Owls start season with 103-48 victory over Webber

Philicia Douglas

The FAU women’s basketball team stomped the Webber International University Warriors to kick off the new season in a 103-48 victory in The Burrow on Nov. 12.

From the beginning of the game the Lady Owls played with intensity, scoring 20 points to the Warriors’ mere four in the first five minutes. Junior forward April Goins scored the first four points of the regular season for FAU. She finished with nine.

“We still have some things to work on, but I was real pleased on our in-games adjustments,” said head coach Chancellor Dugan. “I like how we are rebounding right now and really like how we are sharing the basketball.”

With the Warriors having 16 turnovers in the first half, FAU played a press zone defense that seemed too much for the visitors to handle.

At halftime the score was 48-22, but the FAU players were not done with their pounding yet.

Although this game was a blowout, FAU junior forward Vontrice Dennis, who scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, thinks it will prepare them for future games.

“Whether or not you think it’s easy, we look at each game as a stepping stone,” said Dennis.”We got better when we played Lynn [during the preseason], we got better when we played Webber, and we are going to get better when we play Kennesaw. We are not going to regress, we are going to progress.”

Freshman Kimberly Smith made her debut, scoring 23 points for FAU while freshman DaLita Scott added 15. Keeping the tempo on offense, junior Teri Stamps had 12 points.

The excitement for the game was hyped by cheerleaders, dancers, the band, and about 100 Morikami Park Elementary School kids cheering in the stands.

“I am here to see a professional sport,” said 7-year-old Albert Quest. “I want to see a girl dunk.”

FAU next plays Kennesaw State at The Burrow on Nov. 14.