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Latson's 36 highlights exhibition win over Flagler

Posted at 9:07 AM, Nov 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-04 09:07:28-04

TALLAHASSEE, FLa. — Florida State Women’s Basketball freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson dropped 36 points as the Seminoles cruised past Flagler, 119-27, on Thursday night in another exhibition at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Latson shot 13-of-18 from the field, 8-of-8 from the charity stripe, added seven rebounds and totaled six assists in the win. The Seminoles pushed the pace once again, out-scoring the Saints 35-2 at the end of the first quarter to set the tone.

Four double-figure scorers led the way for FSU, including graduate transfer guard Taylor O’Brien (19 points) and senior guard Sara Bejedi (18 points). The Seminoles registered 37 fast-break points on Thursday evening, but also used their aggressive defense to hold Flagler to single digits in three of the four quarters played.

Graduate forward Valencia Myers, now in her fifth year with the Seminoles, came off the bench to add 11 points along with seven rebounds and five fouls drawn. Bejedi led FSU once again by drawing eight fouls.

Florida State shot 52.5 percent (42-of-80) from the floor while holding Flagler to just 18.9 percent (10-of-53). FSU also capitalized on 47 points off turnovers and scored 68 of its 119 points in the paint.

The Seminoles return to the Tucker Center for their season opener on Monday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. against Bethune-Cookman. The Education Game matchup will bring several area school kids for a field trip day at the arena.