Women’s Basketball: Owls pick up fourth straight victory versus Florida International

Morgan Robinson scores season-high 28 points


Sophomore guard Malia Kency (32) shoots during the opening game of the FAU Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Ryan Lynch, Sports Editor

Florida Atlantic women’s basketball found itself on the winning end of the scoreline for the fourth straight game Sunday, beating the Florida International Panthers 87-82 to open up Conference USA play.

After the Panthers went on an 8-2 run to start the game, FAU made a 20-point comeback to tie the score at 22 to end the first quarter.

The Owls (9-3) took a 47-42 lead before halftime on a 5-of-10 performance from behind the 3-point arc. Their shooters finished the game 8-of-16 from long range.

Despite not holding the advantage in rebounds (37-32), FAU took advantage of its opportunities after offensive rebounds with 15 second-chance points.

Both teams exchanged the lead nine times in the final 20 minutes, but the Owls took their final lead with 6:43 left in the game and held on until the end of play.

Senior guard Morgan Robinson had a season high of 28 points, with redshirt senior Ali Gorrell adding 23 points.

FAU has now beat FIU (2-10) in its last three matchups. A win in the second game of this season’s series between the two teams on Feb. 27 would give the Owls a sweep for the second straight year.

The Owls will continue their homestand on Jan. 7 against Marshall at 7 p.m.

Ryan Lynch is the sports editor of the University Press. For tips regarding this or other articles, he can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter.