Florida Tech Women’s Basketball Concludes Postseason With 93-62 Loss to Florida Southern
By Florida Tech Sports Information // March 4, 2020
Severine Uggen scored team-high 18 points
LAKELAND, FLORIDA– The playoff atmosphere was in the air, as the Florida Tech women’s basketball team took a trip over to the campus of Florida Southern for the quarterfinals of Sunshine State Conference Women’s Basketball Championships Presented by Jimmy John’s.
Despite the extra energy, the women lost in Lakeland, 62-93.
Severine Uggen had the hot hand as the freshman had a team-high 18 points while Fanny Hakanson led the team in both rebounds and assists with six and four, respectively.
The Panthers opened the game on an 8-4 run and the women looked good in the first two and a half minutes of play.
However, the women’s offensive output slowed as the Mocs’ found their rhythm and outscored Tech 20-8 in the rest of the first quarter. This made it 16-24 as the teams went to their respective benches.
The second quarter saw the teams go back and forth for the entire 10 minutes as neither team strung together more than two straight baskets. This trend showed in the quarter’s scoring as it was a one-point differential.
So at the half, the Crimson & Gray trailed, 32-41.
Florida Tech opened the second half on fire with six straight points and brought the differential to 38-41 with 7:50 left.
This prompted a Mocs’ timeout and this stoppage halted all of the Panthers’ momentum and kicked off a dominant stretch for Florida Southern that lasted for most of the second half.
From the 7:50 mark to the third-quarter buzzer, Southern outscored Tech, 27-10 and made it 47-68 with 10 minutes left.
The Panthers’ struggles continued in the fourth as the baskets were not falling while Florida Southern found the bottom of the bucket. This tough outing ended with the final score of 62-93.
This will be the final chapter in Florida Tech’s 2019-20 season as head coach, John Reynolds and his team will turn their focus to next season.
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