WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (seminoles.com) — The Florida State women’s basketball team (5-4, 4-4) couldn’t produce offensively on the road, dropping their second straight game against, this time to Wake Forest (8-6, 5-5), 73-59, on Thursday evening at Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
The loss was the Seminoles first on the road against Wake Forest since 2014.
“We just didn’t have enough individuals that could find it tonight,” sand Interim Head Coach Brooke Wyckoff. “That’s been kind of the story in our losses. Individually and as a team, we have what it takes to be a good team and win games in this league.”
Junior Kourtney Weber set a career-high in scoring tonight putting up 22 points on 8-16 shooting from the field, and pulled down six rebounds. Her 22 points marked her sixth double-figure game of the season. It was her highest scoring game since scoring 21 points against Clemson earlier this season.
Junior Valencia Myers earned her third double-figure game this season with 14 points on 7-9 shooting from the field. She added five rebounds and four blocks. With 99 career blocked shots, she is one block shy of being the ninth Seminole with 100 blocks in program history.
The Seminoles were not able to get juniors Morgan Jones and Bianca Jackson going in this game, as they were both held to a combined 17 points against the Demon Deacons.
Florida State was outshot both from the field, 51.9-39.1 percent, and behind the three-point line, 45.5-35.7 percent by the Wake Forest defense. The Noles were outrebounded, 39-28.
The Seminoles struggled early to open the game with only 11 points in the first period – their lowest-scoring first quarter this season. Myers scored six of the Noles’ 11 points and kept the game within one possession for most of the first quarter. Wake Forest moved ahead with a three-pointer to give the Demon Deacons a six-point lead heading into the second quarter.
Jackson put the game back at one-possession with back-to-back buckets to open the second quarter for the Noles. Wake Forest ripped off a 16-4 run late in the period to put the Seminoles down 35-24 at the half. Florida State’s 11-point deficit at the break is their second-largest halftime deficit of the season and the 24 points scored in the half is their lowest total points in any half this season.
Coming out of the break, the Demon Deacons continued their hot streak offensively with another 12-4 run to extend their lead to 19 points. The Seminoles were able to put together a miniature run of their own late in the period behind two made 3-point shots by Weber and Sammie Puisis to bring the score to 54-42 at the end of the third quarter.
Wake Forest extended their lead to 20 points late in the game and the Seminoles weren’t able to come back from that deficit. Florida State scored 17 points in the fourth quarter and they weren’t able to surpass 20 points in any quarter against Wake Forest.