George scores 18 as Florida beats No. 21 FSU 72-58
Jennifer George scored 18 points, Jaterra Bonds and Jordan Jones
added 14 apiece and Florida beat No. 21 Florida State 72-58
The Gators (2-1) defeated their in-state rival for just the
third time in the last nine meetings. The Seminoles (2-2) lost
consecutive games to Southeastern Conference teams and likely will
drop from the rankings for the first time since January 2009. FSU
lost to Arkansas over the weekend.
Florida closed the first half on a 14-4 run, turning a close
game into a double-digit affair. FSU trimmed the lead to 49-41 with
about 15 minutes to play, but the Gators pulled steadily pulled
away down the stretch.
George was key, making 9 of 11 shots from the field.
Cierra Bravard led the Seminoles with 22 points, her 25th
consecutive game in double figures. She fouled out with 3:48
remaining, and without their best player, the Seminoles couldn’t
mount a comeback.