No. 24 Florida State edges Pacific 73-66

Natasha Howard scored 20 points and had eight rebounds to lead

No. 24 Florida State to a 73-66 win over Pacific in the Long Beach

Classic on Friday night.

Morgan Jones and Yashira Delgado contributed 11 points apiece

for Florida State (10-1), which had hold off Pacific late in the

second half by hitting 6 of 8 from the foul line in the closing

minutes to preserve the win.

Pacific (4-5) trailed the entire game but kept the score close,

narrowing the gap to four points on a 3-pointer by Madison Parrish

to make it 67-63 with 1:37 left. But the Tigers couldn’t overtake

Florida State down the stretch.

Kendall Kenyon led Pacific with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while

KiKi Moore added 14 points and Parrish had 10.

Florida State went 23 of 59 from the field and was just 1 of 11

from 3-point range.