Patriots have four double-digit scorers in rout of Vikings

Patriots have four double-digit scorers in rout of Vikings

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Francis Marion University junior Shaunice Fulmore scored a career-high equaling 29 points to pace four players in double figures as the Patriots rolled over Elizabeth City State University 81-55, Saturday afternoon (Nov. 18) in non-conference collegiate women's basketball action.  

FMU improves to 3-1 on the campaign, while ECSU falls to 2-2. The Patriots will be on the road for their next matchup as they travel to Chowan University on Nov. 28 with tip-off set for 5:30 p.m. The Patriots' next home contest will be Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m. as Georgia Southwestern State University will make its way to the Smith University Center.

Fulmore was an impressive 13-of-19 from the field, while missing only one attempt from three-point range (2-of-3). In the process, the Lake City native surpassed 900 career points and passed Creshenda Singletary for 26th position on the Patriot career scoring list.

FMU senior guard Khai Chandler followed with 22 points, while senior forward Briana Burgins registered her fourth consecutive double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.  Senior guard Keanua Williams chipped in 10 points and four assists.

Jayln Brown led the Vikings with 24 points, while Remi Simmons and Chalise Greenwood recorded 10 points each.

After an early 2-2 tie, the Patriots jumped out to a 7-2 margin and would hold the lead for the rest of the quarter. Although Elizabeth City State took a brief lead to start the second quarter, FMU outscored the Vikings 16-6 over the remainder of the first half, giving the Patriots a nine-point halftime lead at 34-25.

Francis Marion came out of the locker room on fire as the Patriots started the second half with a 14-0 spurt – including eight points by Fulmore – to build their lead to 48-25 with 5:35 left in the third quarter. FMU would finish the period leading by 19 points at 60-41.

The Patriots would maintain their lead through the rest of the game.  The largest edge that Francis Marion held was 28 points following a late bucket by senior center Kristin Tines.

FMU finished the game shooting 49.3 percent from the field, including 7-of-22 from three-point range. ECSU connected on 36.7 percent of its shots, was 3-of-7 from behind the arc, and hit 16-of-20 free throws.

The Patriots outrebounded ECSU 40-36, while Francis Marion committed only 11 turnovers compared to the Vikings' 24 and FMU held a 22-8 advantage in points-off-turnovers.



11-18-17 2:00 p.m. at R.L. Vaughan Center
FRANCIS MARION UNIV. 81, ELIZABETH CITY STATE 55
FRANCIS MARION UNIV. (3-1)
Shaunice Fulmore 13-19 1-2 29; Khai Chandler 9-20 1-2 22; Briana Burgins 5-9
1-3 11; Keanua Williams 4-10 0-0 10; Kristin Tines 3-4 1-2 7; Alliyah
Gillespie 1-2 0-0 2; Tatyana McClaney 0-0 0-0 0; Macy Passmore 0-4 0-0 0;
Briana White 0-0 0-0 0; Lauryn Bush 0-0 0-0 0; Brooke Dixon 0-1 0-0 0;
Khamele Manning 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 35-71 4-9 81.
ELIZABETH CITY STATE (2-2)
BROWN,Jayln 8-16 7-7 24; GREENWOOD,Chalise 3-8 3-3 10; SIMMONS,Remi 3-6 4-6
10; STELL,Devona 3-8 2-2 8; HARVEY,Tamara 1-2 0-0 3; BOONE-FUDGE,Quianna 0-2
0-2 0; SUTTON,Makayla 0-2 0-0 0; GRIFFIN,Corvonne 0-1 0-0 0; EASON,Anaya 0-2
0-0 0; GREY,Sashanelle 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-49 16-20 55.
Francis Marion Univ........... 18   16   26   21  -   81
Elizabeth City State..........   17    8   16   14  -   55
3-point goals--Francis Marion Univ. 7-22 (Khai Chandler 3-8; Keanua Williams
2-4; Shaunice Fulmore 2-3; Alliyah Gillespie 0-1; Macy Passmore 0-3; Brooke
Dixon 0-1; Khamele Manning 0-1; Kristin Tines 0-1), Elizabeth City State 3-7
(GREENWOOD,Chalise 1-3; HARVEY,Tamara 1-1; BROWN,Jayln 1-2; SUTTON,Makayla
0-1). Fouled out--Francis Marion Univ.-None, Elizabeth City State-None.
Rebounds--Francis Marion Univ. 40 (Briana Burgins 11), Elizabeth City State
36 (SIMMONS,Remi 8). Assists--Francis Marion Univ. 9 (Keanua Williams 4),
Elizabeth City State 10 (BROWN,Jayln 4). Total fouls--Francis Marion Univ.
18, Elizabeth City State 12. Technical fouls--None. A-130