Romero scores 17 as No. 10 Florida State routs Winthrop
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) Leticia Romero scored 17 points, and No. 10 Florida State put Winthrop away early Thursday during a 98-35 victory in the Paradise Jam tournament.
Jasmine Walker added 14 points, Ivey Slaughter 13 and Nicole Ekhomu 11 for the Seminoles (4-1), who had 12 players score en route to their most-dominating win this season.
Florida State shot 61.5 percent from the field (40 of 65), while its defense held the Eagles (1-4) to 34.1 percent (14 of 41) and forced them into a season-worst 34 turnovers.
Behind the turnovers, the Seminoles, who had just 12 turnovers, outscored Winthrop 40-10, as well as had a 33-12 advantage in fast-break points. They also outrebounded the Eagles 33-25.
Erica Williams scored 12 points for Winthrop, which trailed 30-13 by the end of the first quarter and 53-16 at the halftime break.