Francis Marion drops home contest to Saints 61-47

Francis Marion drops home contest to Saints 61-47

FLORENCE, SC – Flagler College used a second-quarter run and a commanding rebounding advantage to secure a 61-47 win over Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (Jan. 20) in Peach Belt Conference women's basketball action.

FMU drops to 11-5 overall and 8-3 in the conference, while Flagler moves to 11-4 and 9-2.  The Patriots will play host to local PBC rival UNC Pembroke on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Senior guard Khai Chandler led Francis Marion with 16 points and in the process moved into sole possession of 16th place on the Patriot career scoring list with 1,270 points. Junior forward Shaunice Fulmore chipped in 10 points, while sophomore guard Abigail Bullock added nine points and three assists.

Flagler led 15-14 after the opening quarter, but used a 9-0 run early in the second period to grab a 28-16 advantage.  FMU did close the gap to eight, but the Saints held a 34-24 advantage at intermission.

A three-pointer by Chandler trimmed the margin to 38-31 early in the third period, but Flagler answered with seven straight points to push the lead back to double digits.  The margin stood at 13 points (49-36) heading into the fourth quarter.

The Patriots pulled to within nine points at 53-44 after a jump shot by sophomore center Tatyana McClaney with 3:25 remaining, but the Saints responded with a pair of buckets and FMU never got the lead under double figures again.

The Saints outrebounded FMU 49-29.

Francis Marion shot 30.5 percent from the floor and was 7-of-10 at the foul line.  Flagler hit 40.3 percent of their field goal attempts and was a perfect 4-of-4 at the free throw stripe.

 

1-20-18 1:30 pm at Florence, SC (Smith University Center)
FLAGLER COLLEGE 61, FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY 47
FLAGLER COLLEGE (11-4 , 9-2 PBC)
Tiffany Hodge 7-13 0-0 14; Bri Roberts 5-17 0-0 12; Tabitha Odabe 5-10 0-0
10; Tatiyana Rock 4-10 2-2 10; Malaysia Robinson 4-8 0-0 8; Alex Alford 2-7
2-2 7; Maggie Flynn 0-1 0-0 0; Alex Herbert 0-0 0-0 0; Kierra Crane 0-1 0-0
0. Totals 27-67 4-4 61.
FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (11-5 , 8-3 PBC)
Khai Chandler 6-13 0-0 16; Shaunice Fulmore 4-17 2-2 10; Abigail Bullock
3-14 3-4 9; Tatyana McClaney 3-8 0-0 6; Kristin Tines 1-4 2-4 4; Keanua
Williams 1-1 0-0 2; Khamele Manning 0-1 0-0 0; Briana White 0-0 0-0 0;
Alliyah Gillespie 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-59 7-10 47.
Flagler College...............   15   19   15   12  -   61
Francis Marion University.....   14   10   12   11  -   47
3-point goals--Flagler College 3-14 (Bri Roberts 2-5; Alex Alford 1-4;
Tatiyana Rock 0-1; Malaysia Robinson 0-3; Maggie Flynn 0-1), Francis Marion
University 4-16 (Khai Chandler 4-9; Shaunice Fulmore 0-1; Abigail Bullock
0-3; Kristin Tines 0-1; Khamele Manning 0-1; Alliyah Gillespie 0-1). Fouled
out--Flagler College-None, Francis Marion University-None. Rebounds--Flagler
College 49 (Tabitha Odabe 15), Francis Marion University 29 (Kristin Tines
6). Assists--Flagler College 15 (Alex Alford 5), Francis Marion University 9
(Abigail Bullock 3). Total fouls--Flagler College 15, Francis Marion
University 14. Technical fouls--Flagler College-None, Francis Marion
University-None. A-600
Charges Drawn: Alford, Tines, Robinson 2, Rock, Bullock