BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Southern College women's basketball raced out to an early lead and never trailed as it dominated Lynn, 76-59, on Wednesday night to win its 14th-straight game and clinch the Sunshine State Conference regular-season title. The Moccasins (21-3, 16-2 SSC) built a 17-point lead after one quarter of play, and the Fighting Knights (11-14, 7-11) never stood a chance as the Mocs ran away with things.
Anja Fuchs-Robetin notched her 14th double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Camille Giardina scored a game-high 20 points and Jensen Blassage added 12 as Florida Southern finished off the regular-seasons sweep of Lynn.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Florida Southern set the tone early by scoring on its first two possessions. Lynn was able to slice the deficit to two points (6-4) with 7:49 to go in the first quarter, but the Mocs reeled off six-straight points to open up a 12-4 lead. The scoring burst was part of a 19-4 run that saw Florida Southern jump out to a 25-8 lead with just under three minutes to go in the quarter and cruised to a 30-13 lead after one period of play.
• The Moccasins dominated the second quarter, holding the Knights to just six points on 3-of-13 shooting. Florida Southern scored 15 in the quarter en route to a 45-19 halftime lead. FSC forced six turnovers in the second quarter alone, as Lynn committed 14 turnovers on the night.
• Lynn never threatened in the second half and, despite outscoring the Mocs 20-11 in the fourth quarter, the outcome was never in doubt. Florida Southern shot 45.3 percent on the night and made 16-of-21 free throws, while the Knights hit 40.0 percent of their shots. The Mocs finished with a 44-32 edge in rebounds and dished out 16 total assists.
• Giardina went 6-of-15 from the floor and was 8-of-10 at the charity stripe while also pulling down nine rebounds. Fuchs-Robetin when 7-of-15 in the game and tallied three blocks. Blassage went 4-of-7 from the field and was 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Florida Southern improved to 31-14 all-time against Lynn. The Moccasins moved to 14-9 in Boca Raton.
• Moccasin head coach Betsy Harris took one more step towards career win number 150 by improving her coaching record to 149-60, which includes an 81-33 record in four years at Florida Southern.
• Giardina improved her career scoring total to 1,151 and needs just 14 to move into sole possession of 15th place in school history. Fuchs-Robetin increased her career scoring total to 951 and needs just 49 more to become the 22nd player in school history and the third this season to score 1,000 career points.
• Florida Southern's 14 game winning streak continues to be the longest during Harris' tenure, and the longest since the 1994-95 squad set a school record with 26-straight victories.
• The Moccasins' latest SSC title is their first since winning two-straight in 2010-11 and 2011-12. It is the 13th SSC regular-season title in women's basketball history, tied for the most in conference history.
• Florida Southern is off on Saturday and will host Tampa on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for Senior Night. The Moccasins will close out the regular season as they travel north to Daytona Beach to take on Embry-Riddle on Saturday the 24th at 4:00 p.m.