No. 23 Florida women use 23-2 4th quarter to win 67-38
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) Brooke Copeland scored 13 points and No. 23 Florida outscored North Carolina A&T 23-2 in the fourth quarter to roll to a 67-38 win on Sunday, ending a two-game losing streak.
Delicia Washington had 10 points and Ronni Williams and Haley Lorenzen each had 10 rebounds for the Gators (7-3). Florida had a 54-38 advantage on the boards and held the Aggies to 23 percent shooting (15 for 66) after a 1 for 14 fourth quarter that included nine misses behind the arc and six turnovers.
The Gators were 1 of 11 from 3-point range in the first quarter and shot 28 percent (8 of 29) for the first half for just a 23-20 lead. They made 9 of 15 shots in the third quarter, stretching the lead to 44-36.
Florida scored the first 15 points of the fourth before Whitney Marin hit a jumper at the four-minute mark, ending a 0 for 10 stretch for the Aggies.
Dana Brown made five 3-pointers in 17 attempts and scored 16 points for the Aggies (1-7).
Florida plays two more road games at the Sunshine Classic in Winter Park, Florida, before its first home game on Dec. 28 in the newly remodeled Exactech Arena.