FGCU women open up conference season with win over Stetson
The FGCU women’s basketball team opened up the Atlantic Sun conference season with a 61-48 win over in-state conference rival Stetson.
FGCU senior and 2015 A-Sun Player of the Year Whitney Knight led the floor with 16 points in the low-scoring game and adding four rebounds and four assists. Taylor Gradinjan and Kaneisha Atwater scored 11 points each, and Atwater led the floor with eight rebounds.
After allowing Stetson to lead for 13:29 minutes in the first half, the two teams went into the locker rooms at halftime tied at 21. A fiery third quarter helped the Eagles gain and maintain a convincing lead over the Hatters.
FGCU will host USC Upstate at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 followed by the FGCU men’s basketball team hosting USC Upstate at 7 p.m. as part of another conference double header.