CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Alexa Deluzio scored 12 and No. 15 Florida State pulled away late in a 68-48 victory against Western Carolina on Saturday.
Courtney Ward added 11 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and Cierra Bravard had 10 points for the Seminoles (7-1). They never trailed, shot nearly 47 percent and used a big run down the stretch.
"It was a fun trip coming up here to the mountains," FSU coach Sue Semrau said. "And the outcome was even better.''
Diamond Hunnicutt scored 13 to lead Western Carolina (1-5). Her older sister, senior Christian Hunnicutt, plays for FSU and scored eight.
Western Carolina pulled to 50-46 on Hunnicutt's free throw with 9:31 left, but it had one field goal after that. FSU scored 14 straight over the next 6:42.
As it has done all season, FSU outrebounded its opponent, 42-34.
gators ROUT Providence: Ndidi Madu had her first career double double and Jordan Jones scored a game-high 19 for Florida (7-1) in the Brown Bear Classic in Providence, R.I. UF plays at 2 today against Brown (2-6), which lost to Providence on Friday. "There were spurts of energy that Ndidi gave us and everyone fed off that,'' Gators coach Amanda Butler said. "There were just a couple of fans in the stands, so we had to generate our own energy.''
No. 7 Texas A&M 74, Cal 58: Trailing by two early in the second half, the host Aggies (6-0) did what coach Gary Blair told them during a timeout ("Stop turning the dang ball over.") and went on a 12-1 run. Layshia Clarendon led the Golden Bears with 19 points.
No. 10 West Va. 89, High Point 57: Freshman Taylor Palmer scored 22 off the bench for the Mountaineers (8-0). Palmer and Brooke Hampton combined for 10 3-pointers. West Virginia took an early lead and won its 24th straight at home. The Mountaineers improved to 57-3 against nonconference opponents in Morgantown. Erin Reynolds scored 20 for High Point.
No. 12 G'town 64, Wake 49: Sugar Rodgers scored 20 for the visiting Hoyas (7-1). Georgetown closed the first half with a 24-5 run and led 30-20.
No. 20 St. John's 66, Boston 42: Da'Shena Stevens and Centhya Hart had 15 points apiece for the visiting Red Storm (7-1), who forced 21 turnovers and outrebounded the Terriers 43-35.
ECKERD 68, ALA.-HUNTSVILLE 57: Krystal Charles had 12 points and 12 rebounds and was named tournament MVP as the Tritons (5-2) wrapped up the two-day Highpointe Hotel Corporation Classic in Pensacola. Charles had a combined 36 points.