Florida Tech Women’s Basketball Remain Unbeaten On Home Court With 84-66 Win Over Webber
By Daniel Supraner, Athletic Communications Director // November 27, 2016
Shequana Harris scored 17 points
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Shequana Harris scored 17 points and Florida Tech (4-1) remained undefeated on its home court as the Panthers defeated Webber International (3-6) 84-66 Saturday afternoon at the Clemente Center.
Harris finished 7-of-10 from the field to go along with five boards, four assists and three steals. DeLise Williams notched 10 points, four assists and two steals while Kareese Johnson chipped in a career-high 10 points and three steals. Julie McCarthy fell just short of a double-double with 12 rebounds, eight points and four assists.
Quanthavia Stalworth led Webber with 14 points and Emmarrie Carmen added eight points and a team-high six rebounds. Victoria Baggett and Shayla McPhearson tallied seven points apiece.
Overall, FIT shot 49.1 percent (26-of-53), including 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from beyond the arc. WU made 41.5 percent (27-of-45) of its attempts and 26.7 (4-of-15) from deep. The Panthers controlled the glass 44-31 and scored 30 points off 21 Webber turnovers.
Florida Tech jumped out 14-4 after a three-pointer by Gracie Doane and took a 22-15 lead into the second quarter. The Panthers would go up as much as 17 points in the second but a late jumper by the Warriors’ Jazmin House cut the lead to 45-30 at the half.
An 18-7 run to open the third pushed FIT’s lead to 63-37 midway through the quarter. Webber outscored the Panthers 8-2 the remainder of the period but still trailed 65-45 heading to the fourth.
Florida Tech continued its onslaught in the final quarter, building its lead to a game-high 27 points (74-57) before cruising to an 18-point victory over the Warriors and improving to 3-0 at home this season.
The Panthers will look to make it four straight victories at the Clemente Center when they return to Sunshine State Conference action hosting rival Rollins College on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Tipoff for the matchup is set for 5:30 p.m. ET. Jim Mitchell and Paul Van Scott will have the call on FloridaTechSports.com.
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