No. 24 Florida State beats Long Beach State 72-57

Natasha Howard scored 16 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to

lead the No. 24 Florida State women over Long Beach State 72-57

Saturday.

The Seminoles (11-1) got 14 points apiece from Yashira Delgado

and Morgan Jones as the team shot over 48 percent from the

floor.

Long Beach was led by Alex Sanchez’ 21 points, while Hallie

Meneses chipped in with 15 points. The 49ers (7-5) were held to

just 27 percent shooting on the evening, including just 7 of 31 (23

percent) from beyond the arc.

Long Beach State was down by just one with 11:34 left in the

first half after a pair of free throws by Meneses, but a 10-0 run

by Florida State – including a pair of jumpers by Delgado – helped

the Seminoles race out to a 14-point advantage at the

intermission.

Florida State controlled the boards, holding a 48-31 rebounding

edge.