The FGCU women’s basketball team earned their seventh Atlantic Sun title in the last eight year with a 74-60 win over Stetson in DeLand on Saturday.
Using a big third quarter, the Eagles(27-4, 13-1 ASUN) took the lead for good with a 12-2 run early in the third. A three from China Dow with 5:56 left made it 44-42 Eagles, and they didn’t look back.
Rosemarie Julien led the Eagles with 25 points, one of four Eagles in double figures. Tytionia Adderly scored 15 points, Dow added 14, and Nasrin Ulel scored 10 points. Erica Nelson missed Monday’s game against Kennesaw State with an ankle injury but returned Saturday. She played 32 minutes and had two points on 1-of-5 shooting.
Stetson(17-13, 8-6) managed to get as close as six, after a pair of Shania Meertens free throws cut it to 66-60 with 2:37 to go, but back-to-back threes by Julien and Lisa Zderadicka eliminated any threat of a comeback.
The Eagles enter the ASUN tournament as the top seed and will have home court advantage throughout. They’ll host No. 8 seed NJIT(4-25, 2-12) on Friday.
ASUN TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS
(All games Friday, higher seed hosts)
No. 1 FGCU vs. No. 8 NJIT, Friday, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Jacksonville vs. No. 7 Kennesaw State
No. 3 Stetson vs. No. 6 North Florida
No. 4 Lipscomb vs. No. 5 USC-Upstate
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