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Seventh Heaven: Women’s Hoops Rout Virginia Tech

Seventh Heaven: Women’s Hoops Rout Virginia Tech
Seventh Heaven: Women’s Hoops Rout Virginia Tech
Posted at 12:30 AM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-15 00:30:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Shakayla Thomas scored 21 points, Ama Degbeon had a double-double and No. 13 Florida State tied a school record en route to a 107-62 win over Virginia Tech on Sunday.

Degbeon had 10 points and 13 rebounds for her third career double-double and a school-record seven players scored in double figures as the Seminoles (16-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) tied the 1990-91 team with their fifth 100-point game of the season. With the largest crowd of the season — 4,983 — on hand for alumni weekend, FSU earned its largest win ever over the Hokies (13-5, 2-3).

Florida State scored the first 16 points of the game en route to a 28-8 lead after one quarter. The Seminoles made their first five shots while the Hokies missed their first eight and finished 3 of 19 for the quarter.

Imani Wright made 7 of 9 shots, 3 of 4 behind the arc, in the first half, scoring all 18 of her points. Nicki Ekhomu had 16 points as seven Seminoles scored in double figures. FSU finished the game 8 of 14 behind the arc, shot 60 percent overall and had a 48-30 rebounding advantage.

Taylor Emery scored 17 points for the Hokies, who shot 31 percent (22 of 72).

POST-GAME NOTES

• Florida State won its sixth consecutive game against the Hokies, and its seventh straight home game vs. Virginia Tech.

• The Seminoles’ 45-point win over Virginia Tech is their largest ever in their 37-game history with the Hokies.

• FSU shot 60+ percent in a game for the first time since Nov. 24, 2016, when it shot 61.5 percent against Winthrop in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was FSU’s eighth game this season at 50+ percent shooting.

• The Seminoles’ school-record seven players in double figures comes after their previous high of six double-figure scorers came in 16 different games.

• Senior center Ama Degbeon’s double-double was her third of the season, as she tied a career-high of 13 boards.

• Redshirt senior AJ Alix already moves into 13th on the FSU single-season list with 134 assists. Imani Wright’s 58 3-point field goals also ties Morgan Jones (2013-14) for eighth.

• FSU’s seven double-figure scorers include: Shakayla Thomas (21), Imani Wright (18), Nicki Ekhomu (16), Nausia Woolfolk (14), AJ Alix (11), Chatrice White (10) and Ama Degbeon (10).

• Shakayla Thomas’ 21 points came in 22 minutes. It’s the 23rd 20-point game of her career and her seventh of the season.

• In three ACC home games against UNC, Miami and Virginia Tech, the Seminoles are averaging 105 points and out-scoring the opposition by +40.3 points per game.

• FSU raised its overall scoring average to 88.1 points per game.