FAU women’s basketball head coach Jim Jabir talks next tactics with his players during a media timeout in his team's 79-67 win over Lynn University on Nov. 4. Alexander Rodriguez | Staff Photographer

Women’s Basketball: Season in Review 2017-2018

March 27, 2018

FAU Women’s Basketball went from winless to Conference USA contenders in just one season under first-year head coach Jim Jabir.

FAU senior forward Melinda Myers (50) defends against Mercer senior forward Alex Williams (22) on Nov. 12, 2017. Lauren Sopourn | Contributing Photographer

Women’s Basketball: Owls defeat rival FIU 67-63 on Senior night

February 25, 2018

Malia Kency led the team with 17 points

Gallery: FAU Women's Basketball versus Middle Tennessee

Gallery: FAU Women’s Basketball versus Middle Tennessee

February 9, 2018

FAU women's basketball team played Middle Tennessee University losing 69-65 Thursday night at the FAU arena.

FAU senior forward Melinda Myers (50) defends against Mercer senior forward Alex Williams (22) on Nov. 12, 2017. Lauren Sopourn | Contributing Photographer

Women’s Basketball: FAU falls to first place UAB 90-57

January 27, 2018

FAU Women’s Basketball failed to win its third straight game in a 90-57 loss to UAB Saturday

Gallery: FAU Women's Basketball Versus Mercer

Gallery: FAU Women’s Basketball Versus Mercer

November 13, 2017

Lauren Sopourn | Staff Photographer FAU senior guard/forward Sasha Cedeno (15) starts off the FAU Women’s Basketball season as she t...

The Owls have lost seven straight games. Photo by Mohammed F Emran

Women’s basketball: UAB hands FAU its seventh straight loss

January 19, 2017

After shooting 52 percent in the first half, Florida Atlantic women’s basketball came out of the locker room cold in the third quarter, resulting in a 66-55 loss to the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Thursday night.

Freshman Katelyn O'Reilly scored 12 points in the Owls win over Jackson State on Friday. Jon Bryant | Contributing Photographer

Women’s basketball: FAU beats Jackson State in first game of 2016 holiday tournament

December 16, 2016

Florida Atlantic women’s basketball snapped its four-game losing streak with a 67-58 victory over Jackson State in the first round of the 2016 FAU Holiday Tournament on Friday.

Freshman forward Ra'Kyra Gabriel goes for a layup versus Middle Tennessee Thursday. Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

Women’s basketball: Middle Tennessee takes over paint in third straight loss

February 5, 2016

Thursday was a tale of two very distinct shooting performances between Florida Atlantic women’s basketball and Middle Tennessee State University, as the Blue Raiders were able to turn a good offensive night into a 83-73 win. Taking over the inside of the FAU paint for much of the game, the Blue Raiders managed to score 38 points when they were close to the basket. Led by guard Brea Edwards, who had a 23-point night, four Blue Raiders registered double-digit scoring totals. “They’ve got talented post players. They're strong, they're physical and if you don't get in the right position they're going to bury you down low,” head coach Kellie Lewis-Jay said. “ I don't think we did a good job obviously of playing post defense, of limiting their touches. When we doubled teamed, it was late. We didn't necessarily take them out of anything they wanted to do.”

The FAU women's basketball team prepares to take the court before their game on Dec. 29 versus Bethune-Cookman. Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

Women’s Basketball: Kat Wright’s 33 points not enough to overcome slow start

January 31, 2016

Two days following its worst shooting game of the season, Florida Atlantic women’s basketball’s offensive struggles continued in its 85-79 loss at the hands of the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday night. FAU (11-9, 3-6 Conference USA) missed its first nine shots from the floor to start the game, allowing Charlotte to jump out to an early 8-0 lead. The 49ers would hold onto that lead for the rest of regulation. Junior Kat Wright was the Owls’ lone bright spot on the night, as she exploded for a career-high 33 points thanks to making 11-of-19 3-pointers, setting a new school and Conference USA record for the most 3-pointers made in a single game.

Gallery: Women's Basketball v. UTEP

Gallery: Women’s Basketball v. UTEP

January 22, 2016

Mohammed  Emran | Staff Photographer Redshirt senior guard Ali Gorrell (23) shoots a jump shot. Gorrell had 20 points, 12 rebounds and five assists during the Owls’ 78-68 loss to U...

Owls sophomore guard Danneal Ford dribbles past Bethune-Cookman guard Jasmine Knowles  (21) during Tuesday's 82-60 win. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Women’s Basketball: Owls finish non-conference schedule with pair of wins

December 30, 2015

Women’s basketball ended its non-conference schedule with a pair of wins during the FAU Holiday Tournament, beating Bethune-Cookman Tuesday and Miami University Wednesday. The tournament field also included Long Island University-Brooklyn, who lost both of its games to Miami and Bethune-Cookman. With the pair of victories, the Owls hold on to fourth place in the Conference USA standings with an 8-3 record. They begin C-USA play on Jan. 3 versus Florida International at 2 p.m.

Senior guard Morgan Robinson (10) shoots an uncontested jump shot and scores during the first quarter of the Owls 71-67 win over Milwaukee on Nov. 24. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Women’s Basketball: Ali Gorrell and Melinda Myers lead Owls in 74-52 win over Keiser

December 6, 2015

Florida Atlantic women’s basketball struggled early during its Sunday matchup against the Keiser University Seahawks, but used a strong third quarter to earn its fifth win of the season 74-52. The Owls (5-1) got off to a slow start offensively, shooting 6-of-16 from the floor while only making 2-of-9 three-point attempts, helping Keiser (3-5) jump out an early 15-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. Head women's basketball coach Kellie Lewis-Jay decided to make a move, taking out three starters — senior Ali Gorrell, junior Kat Wright and sophomore Nika Zyryanova — only three and a half minutes into the game.