Jan. 18, 1998

Florida State Records Record Victory with 35-Point Win at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Senior Lysa Moorefield scored a career-high 30 points as the Florida State women's basketball team recorded its largest margin of victory over a league school since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference with an 88-53 win over Georgia Tech at Alexander Memorial Stadium this afternoon. The win improves FSU's record to 6-10 and 2-5 in ACC play while the Yellow Jackets fall to 8-8 and 2-5.

Georgia Tech opened the scoring and led only one other time with a 10-9 advantage at 15:33 in the first half. Florida State ran off the game's next seven points and never trailed again. The Tribe built a lead as big as 17 with 30 seconds left in the first half and went into the lockerroom on top 46-31. FSU was paced by Moorefield's 18-first half points.

Florida State scored the first seven points of the second half to increase its lead to 22 and led by 20 or more the rest of the contest. Georgia Tech's JoAnna Kauffman, who committed her third foul in the first half, fouled out of the contest with 13:30 to play in the game. She finished the game with 10 points.

The win marked FSU's first ACC true road victory since February of 1995 when the Seminoles defeated Maryland 66-59. FSU's last non-home ACC victory was a 64-51 win over Georgia Tech in the play-in game of the 1996 ACC Tournament.

Wendy Hampton, who went 4-for-6 from three-point land, scored 14 points with four rebounds and four steals. Latavia Coleman and Jen Robinson added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Coleman also had a game-high nine rebounds and seven assists in the effort.

With its six victories, FSU has now surpassed its win total of last season.

"I am extremely pleased with the effort and togetherness that we had today," FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. "We've been getting better and better with every game, but we haven't put together a 40-minute game until now and the reward was a very big road win. Our level of control on the court and playing together was the key to today's win. All good things take time."

Florida State returns to action on Wednesday, Jan. 21 with a 7 p.m. contest vs. Florida at Tully Gym. The game is the first of a three-game home stand for the Tribe. FSU will host Maryland on Friday, Jan. 23 and NC State on Sunday, Jan. 25.

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