Florida State Women's Basketball Falls to #16 Virginia in Overtime
Seminoles fall to 7-14 overall and 3-8 in league.
Feb. 1, 1998
TALLAHASSEE,FL-- The Florida State Womens' Basketball team tied the game at 69 to take the Cavaliers into overtime before losing 83-76 this afternoon at Tully Gym. The Seminoles drop to 7-14, 3-8 in the ACC as Virginia improves to 15-5, 6-4 in the ACC.
Lysa Moorefield scored the first two points of the game off a pass from Jen Robinson after the tip. Virginia then tied the game and led most of the first half with their biggest lead of 12 with 1:11 left in the half. Arleshia Davidson, Aletha Penn, and Val Linley each hit 2 free throws and a layup from Davidson cut the lead to 5 at the half, 32-37. Davidson led the scoring in the first half with 8 points as Penn and Coleman had 7 and 5 points respectively.
Florida State came out of halftime on a 10-4 scoring run to take a 42-41 lead. With 1:59 left Coleman hit two free throws to tie the game at 66. Virginia's Kate Mooney hit one of her seven three pointers to give the Cavaliers the lead but Senior Wnedy Hampton hit a three with 40 seconds left to send the game into overtime. Moorefield led the scoring in the second half with 10 as Coleman added 7.
The Seminoles trailed by two for most of overtime before Mooney hit another 3 to give the Cavaliers a 6 point lead. Coleman hit two more free throws to cut the lead to 4 but Katy Tracy hit two free throws for Virginia to give them the lead and the win, 83-76. Four Seminoles scored in double digits against the Cavaliers. Coleman and Moorefield shared high scoring honors with 16 a piece as Penn and Davidson each had 10 points. Freshman Brooke Wyckoff had 8 points and 14 rebounds.
Florida State's next game will be Wednesday night against North Carolina at Tully Gym at 7pm.