Women's Hoops Reaches 11 Straight Wins
The Seminoles (12-1) led by 21 after the first quarter and 53-17 at the half and never were challenged by the Bears (9-3).
Florida State hit 30-of-58 shots from the floor (51.7 percent) and made 10 3-pointers. Romero hit six of her eight shots, including five 3-pointers. The Seminoles also dominated on the boards, finishing with a 56-28 rebounding advantage.
Mercer, which hosted a top 10 team for only the second time in program history, struggled throughout, hitting just 16-of-64 from the floor (25 percent). Kahlia Lawrence scored 16 points to lead the Bears.
POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:
• Senior Ivey Slaughter recorded her 21st career double-double, which is second most among active players in the ACC. She only trails Syracuse center Briana Day, who has 23. Her 11 rebounds on Wednesday marked a season high.
• FSU stretched its winning streak to 11 games, tying for the second-longest in program history with last year’s squad. The school record is 12 straight wins in the 2004-05 season.
• Senior point guard Leticia Romero drilled a career-high five 3-point field goals on her way to 17 points. She now has 38 double-figure point games in her career and eight this season.
• The Seminoles enter ACC play with just one loss for the fifth time in program history. FSU wraps up non-conference play with a Feb. 13, 2017 matchup vs. No. 16 Texas in Tallahassee.
• Since the 2012-13 season, the Seminoles are now 68-15 in non-conference play.
• Florida State improves to 7-8 all-time against Mercer and has won the last seven games in the series. FSU has not lost to the Bears since Jan.26, 1981.
• Florida State’s 10 3-point field goals made are tied for seventh-most in program history and are a season high. In FSU’s last meeting with Mercer on Dec. 15, 2015, it also nailed 10 3-pointers.
• FSU shot 51.7 percent (30-of-58) for the game, its third straight contest shooting above 50 percent. FSU has made more than half its shots in six games this season.
• The Seminoles recorded a season-high 56 total rebounds on Wednesday. They also finished with 21 assists, tying for their second-most this year.
• It was another dominant first half for Florida State, which led 53-17 going into the break. FSU had already tied its season high of eight 3-point field goals made by halftime, and shot above 60 percent in the first half (61.3 percent) for the fourth time this season.
• FSU has led at halftime in all 13 games played this season.