Florida women earn double-digit victory over Samford
Five Gator players scored in double-figures Wednesday night, led by junior forward Jennifer George, to help the Florida women's basketball team to an 81-56 victory over Samford at the O'Connell Center.
George, who earlier this week was named SEC Player of the Week, had her fifth consecutive double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
The Gators' 81 points were their second-highest scoring total at home this season (83, Charleston Southern, Dec. 20), and Florida closed out its non-conference schedule with its 10th win of the season.
The Gators (10-3) dominated the boards, gaining 19 second-chance points off 21 offensive rebounds.
Senior guard Deana Allen had a game and season-high 17 points, one shy of her career high. Senior guard Jordan Jones had her eighth double-digit scoring performance of the season with 13 points, and sophomore guard Jaterra Bonds and senior guard Lanita Bartley scored 15 and 10 points respectively against the Bulldogs.
Florida shot 49.2 percent from the floor, while Samford (6-6) connected on 43.6 percent from the field.
"I'm really proud of how we played overall,'' Florida coach Amanda Butler said. "There were some spots where we do need to get better. We have to do a better job in the turnover column, especially with what we have coming up next. It was a fantastic shooting performance. It was great to see Jordan Jones get us out of the game that way, and Deana Allen followed suit. Jaterra Bonds followed with an excellent shooting night. For the most part, it was great defense. I think that was where we got most of our momentum. It was great defense that either led to tips or steals or turnovers. The defense really ignited our break. But overall I'm really proud of how we did today."