Score: Western Carolina 62 - Florida A&M 61, OT
Records: Western Carolina 3-6, Florida A&M 1-8
Location: The Al Lawson Center - Tallahassee, Fla.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Sophomore guard Raziyah Farrington drained 1-of-2 free throws, with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, to lift Western Carolina women's basketball to a 62-61 win over Florida A&M Friday in The Al Larson Center.
The Catamounts were 3-of-4 from the charity stripe, in the final 16 seconds of the game, including Kyia Hough nailing a pair of free throws to knot the game at 61 with 16 seconds remaining.
With the score tied at 61, Florida A&M's Florence Quattara missed a jumper with five seconds left in OT and Hough ripped down the rebound. Hough passed the ball to Farrington who was fouled at mid-court setting up the winning free throw.
Farrington led all scorers with 17 points and hit 3-of-4 from the three-point line.
Tied at 61 in overtime, Farrington was fouled and hit the back-end of two free throws, with 1.8 seconds left, to give Western Carolina the win.
- Farrington led all scorers with 17 points.
- Hough dished out five assists and 2-of-2 from the free throw line.
- Sherae Bonner had a game-leading five blocks in the game.
- Shakerrya Morrison led Florida A&M with a double-double, 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Inside the Box Score
- Florida A&M crashed the boards ripping down 57 rebounds, 32 on the defensive end. Western Carolina countered with 41
- Western Carolina got 28 points on 21 Rattler turnovers.
- Western Carolina shot 32.9 percent from the field but did hit nine three-pointers in the game.
- The Catamounts got 37 of its points from the bench.
- The lead changed nine times in the game and the score was tied eight.
- Western Carolina came out and scored seven unanswered points to start the overtime period before FAMU answered with nine straight points. Western Carolina's final run of three unanswered points, all at the free throw line, sealed thee game for WCU.
News & Notes
- Bonner's five blocks against FAMU is a new career high and pushes her career total to 83 moving her into fifth place in the WCU record books.
- Every Catamount player who saw action in the game got in the scoring column.
- With her 17 points against FAMU, Farrington has scored in double figures in back-to-back games and four of the last five contests. - Western Carolina's overtime game against Florida A&M is the Catamounts second straight OT game of the season. WCU lost to Campbell 50-48 on Nov. 29.
- Bonner had her consecutive games with double figure rebounds snapped at four ripping down seven against Florida A&M.
- Western Carolina's nine three-pointers was a season-high and ranks tied for 14th in the WCU record books for three-pointers made in a game.
- Angel Allen's pair of three-pointers against the Rattlers ties her career-high. - For the first time this season two Catamount freshmen were in the starting line-up with Lauren LaPlant and Tembre Moates, earning her first start, both getting starting nods against FAMU.
Up Next Western
Carolina continues its three-game road swing by staying in Tallahassee, Fla. until Sunday when the Catamounts will tangle with the No. 8 ranked Seminoles of Florida State. Game time is set for 2 p.m. and can be heard on catamountsports.com with play-by-play by Kyle Rush and seen on the ACC Digital Network Extra.
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