TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida A&M women opened up 2016 on a high note, as they notched a win over MEAC foe Savannah State. On Monday night, the ladies took a break from conference competition as they welcomed in Mercer to the Al Lawson Center.
The Lady Rattlers closed out the first half strong, and trailed by just two as the third period began. The Lady Rattlers outscored Mercer 16 to 4 in the third period to take the 45-35 lead, but their offense sputtered in the fourth period, and only scored five points to the Bears 19.
"As long as you learn we'll get better. You've got to take this, suck it up and move forward," said head coach Ledawn Gibson after the game. "In the 4th quarter, we just got very stagnant on offense. Nobody wanted to score or they saw two people running and they just tried to get the ball out of their hands real quick, instead of attacking."
Kenya Dixon led FAMU with 16 points in the loss, while Olivia Antilla added 13.
"It was a great learning experience, the coaches as well as the players," added Gibson. "We see what we need to work on a little bit more and we'll just move on."
The ladies return to the court on Saturday, when they travel to Norfolk State in MEAC play.