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FGCU women set record in semifinal victory

March 9, 2013
Special to the Breeze , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

MACON, Ga. - Florida Gulf Coast put on a dominating performance Friday in a 73-44 victory over North Florida in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament.

Led by the record-setting performance of senior guard Joyce Iamstrong, the Eagles extended the nation's fourth-best winning streak to 21 straight games and posted their 41st consecutive win over a conference opponent, second in the nation only to Baylor (46).

Iamstrong was a perfect 9-for-9 from the field to tie an A-Sun tournament record for field goal percentage. She hit the second most attempts for the record. Georgia Southern's Phylette Blake went 10-for-10 against Florida A&M in 1988.

The Eagles hit 12 three-pointers to set a new tourney record they previously set in 2011. Iamstrong and teammate Jaime Gluesing combined for seven of those treys.

FGCU's Brittany Kennedy pulled down a team-high seven rebounds, adding a game-high eight assists.

A-Sun Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year Sarah Hansen collected seven points, five rebounds and three steals for the Eagles (27-5; 18-0). Hansen is only one point away from tying the Eagles' all-time point scorer with 1,415 points.

The Eagles advance to face Stetson in its second consecutive championship final at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

 
 

 

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