Women’s Basketball: Ali Gorrell’s double-double not enough in loss at Louisiana Tech

Team drops third straight game, falling to 2-3 in Conference USA

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Owls’ senior guard Ali Gorrell (23) shoots a jumpshot during FAU’s 84-73 win over Marshall. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Brendan Feeney, Sports Editor

Senior guards Morgan Robinson and Ali Gorrell failed to get scoring help from their teammates as Florida Atlantic women’s basketball fell to the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 65-62 Saturday night.

Robinson scored the game’s first five points helping the Owls (10-6, 2-3 Conference USA) jump to an early 7-0 lead. The team held the Bulldogs offense to 3-of-17 shooting from the floor in the first quarter.

FAU held its lead until 53 seconds were left in the half when the Bulldogs gained a 29-28 lead that they would take into halftime.

Louisiana Tech (8-8, 3-2 Conference USA) scored the first five points of the second half and was able to stretch its lead to as high as eight early in the fourth quarter.

Gorrell helped the Owls cut the Bulldogs’ lead down to one point in the final minute of the game, but the team unable to complete the comeback. She finished with a team-high 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, marking the fourth time in the past five games that Gorrell has reached the 20-point mark.

Robinson scored 18 points, but fouled out with 1:25 left in the game.

The Bulldogs were led by senior guard Brandi Wingate, who scored 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

The Owls allowed Louisiana Tech 23 shots from the foul line, compared to only nine foul shots given up by the Bulldogs.

FAU will play its next game in Boca Raton against the University of Texas at El Paso on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Brendan Feeney is the sports editor of the University Press. To contact him on this or other stories, he can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter.