Florida Tech Panthers Fall to Florida Southern 72-52 in Sunshine State Conference Showdown
By Florida Tech // January 3, 2020
FIT plays Embry Riddle Saturday
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –Florida Tech women’s basketball kicked off the 2020 portion of its schedule with a Sunshine State Conference showdown with the Moccasins of Florida Southern. The Crimson & Gray did what they could but at the final buzzer, they fell 57-72.
The game started slowly as each team managed only two points over the first four and a half minutes of play. However, a bucket by Morton kicked off some fast-paced action that made the score 13-8 about two minutes later.
The rest of the quarter slowed down as the teams only scored a combined seven points over the final 3:30. This put the Panthers up 15-13 as they went back to the bench.
The lid came off both baskets in the second quarter as the two competitors combined for 49 points. Unfortunately, a few six or more point runs gave the Mocs the edge in the period as the score going into the locker room was 36-41.
The second half was much like the second quarter as FSC controlled the final 20 minutes of the contest.
Florida Tech managed to keep it in strike distance for a good portion of the third and at points in the fourth but an overall shooting slump never let them get the lead back. When the clock hit 0:00 the final score was 57-72.
Florida Tech now turns its focus to its Saturday, Jan. 4, matchup against Embry-Riddle. The women will head up I-95 to the ICI Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. Tipoff for this game will take place at 4 p.m. ET.
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