Owls 3-point shooting too much for Webber International in 111-76 win


Shaneese Bailey wins a jumpball for the Owis in a game earlier this season versus Lynn University. Photo by Max Jackson

The Florida Atlantic Owls women’s basketball team (5-2, 0-0 in Conference USA) beat the Webber International Warriors 111-76. The Owls had their highest point total of the season, and led for most of the game. Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s win:

FAU shot well from the 3-point line.

A big factor in the Owls’ performance was their long range shooting. FAU shot 11-of-26 from the 3-point line. Junior guard Morgan Robinson shot 4-of-5 and freshman guard Malia Kency shot 4-of-8.

The Owls had a strong offensive performance in the first half, putting up 47 points.

Led by a 12 point performance by junior guard Ali Gorrell, FAU held a 47-39 lead over Webber at the end of the first half. Freshman guard Shaneese Bailey and Morgan Robinson each had seven points through 20 minutes of play.

Both Webber and FAU played a physical game, with 40 fouls combined.

Both the Owls and the Warriors (4-1, 0-0 in the Sun Conference) drew contact throughout the game to get to the line. FAU had 21 fouls, while Webber had 19. The Owls shot 22-of-31 from the free throw line.

The Owls passed the ball constantly throughout the game.

FAU’s ball movement led to 21 assists in the night. Freshman guards Lauren Williams and Danneal Ford had five, Ali Gorrell and Malia Kency each had three. The increased ball movement led to an up-tempo pace for the Owls’ offense.

The Owls will next travel to Colorado State University on December 14.