Dec. 4, 2016

Box Score

The Basics
Score: No. 8 Florida State 90 - Western Carolina 41
Records: Western Carolina 3-7, Florida State 8-1
Location: Tucker Center - Tallahassee, Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Emily Hatfield and Lauren LaPlant each scored a career-high 12 points as Western Carolina women's basketball fell to No. 8 Florida State 90-41 Sunday in the Tucker Center.

The Top-10 ranked Seminoles outscored Western Carolina 52-12 in the first half in advance of their victory over the Catamounts. The Catamounts showed fight and heart in the second half scoring a combined 29 points and holding Florida State to 38 second-half points.

Florida State shot 51.5 percent from the field and ripped down 51 rebounds.

Turning Point
Florida State outscored Western Carolina 51-12 in the first half and put the game out of reach before the two teams headed to the locker room for halftime.

Individual Leaders
- LaPlant hit a career-high four three pointers and also scored a career-high 12 points.
- Hatfield also scored a new career-high with 12 points.
- Kyia Hough had four steals.
- Florida State's Shakayla Thomas led all scorers with 18 points.

Inside the Box Score
- Florida State held Western Carolina scoreless for the first six plus minutes before Hatfield hit WCU's lone field goal of the first period at the 3:40 mark. The Seminoles outscored WCU 22-4 in the first period.
- Western Carolina had 23 rebounds in the game.
- The Catamounts shot 26.9 percent from the field.
- WCU hit more three-pointers then Florida State nailing six to the Seminoles three.

News & Notes
- Hatfield scored all four points for WCU in the first period hitting the Catamounts only field goal and also knocking down two free throws. She also scored the first five points for WCU in the game.
- Western Carolina's 41 points is a season-low.
- The Catamounts meeting with No. 8 Florida State was the team's first meeting with a Top-25 opponent this season.
- For the second straight game, Sherae Bonner has been held to single digit points and rebounds. She also didn't hit a field goal against Florida State - the first time this season she has failed to connect from the field.
- After hitting her first three-pointer against Florida A&M, LaPlant has now hit a three-pointer in back-to-back games.

Up Next
Western Carolina completes its three-game road swing traveling to Radford on Thursday for an 11 .m. Education Day game.

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