No. 8 Florida St. routs W. Carolina for seventh straight win
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Shakayla Thomas scored 18 points as eighth-ranked Florida State cruised to a 90-41 victory over Western Carolina on Sunday.
The junior forward was one of four to score in double figures for the Seminoles (8-1), who have won seven straight. Leticia Romero scored 16 points while Ivey Slaughter added 14 and Chatrice White 10.
Florida State scored the first 10 points of the game as Western Carolina missed its first five shots and committed six turnovers before getting its first basket on an Emily Hatfield jumper with 3:42 remaining in the first.
The Seminoles, who have won by an average of 31.7 points during their winning streak, led by as many as 52 points midway through the third quarter.
Lauren LaPlant and Hatfield each had 12 points for the Catamounts (3-7), who shot 26 percent from the field.
Western Carolina: This was the Catamounts second game in Tallahassee in three days. They got the win over Florida A&M in overtime on Friday night but were no match for the Seminoles. Junior forward Sherae Bonner, who leads the nation in total rebounds with 107, was held to a season-low of two.
Florida State: The only thing the Seminoles struggled at was from the free throw line, where they were 17 of 26 (65.4 percent). FSU came into the game ranked fifth in the ACC in free-throw percentage and are shooting 70.4 percent from the line. This is one area it has to improve before the start of conference play later this month.
Western Carolina: The Catamounts finish a three-game road trip with a Thursday morning game at Radford.
Florida State: The Seminoles host No. xx Florida on Thursday. This will mark the first time in 77 meetings that both teams have been ranked when facing each other.
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