Cougars down FMU Women with fourth-quarter push

Cougars down FMU Women with fourth-quarter push

COLUMBUS, GA – Columbus State University used a 14-2 run midway through the fourth quarter to grab a 78-64 Peach Belt Conference win over Francis Marion University, Wednesday morning (Dec. 19) in women's basketball action.

Francis Marion (4-3, 1-2) will now break for the holidays.  The Patriots will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 5, at home against Young Harris College with a 1:30 p.m. tip-off.  FMU will hold a 5 for $5 on the 5th ticket promotion for that doubleheader. The 5 for $5 ticket promotion allows 5 people to get in for $1 each to see both games. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Senior Shaunice Fulmore led three Patriots in double figures with 18 points.  That performance moved the Lake City native past three former FMU stars (Mary Jackson, Jeannette Alston, and Khai Chandler) and into ninth position on the career Francis Marion scoring list with 1,526 points.

Graduate student Briana Burgins registered 15 points and six rebounds, while sophomore Kiana Adderton added 12 points.  Freshman center Zaria Woods chipped in eight points and a career-high tying 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Tatiana Wayne paced CSU (6-2, 3-1) with 22 points, while LeeAysia Williamson scored 19 and Chrisalyn Boston posted a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

The game featured the top two individual scorers in the PBC in Fulmore (24.7 ppg) and Wayne (23.1 ppg).

Columbus State scored seven unanswered points to close out the first half and claimed a 43-34 advantage at halftime.  FMU rallied in the third quarter to knot the score at 52-52 following a bucket in the paint by Woods.  A free throw by Eboni Williams provided the Cougars a 53-52 lead heading into the fourth period.

A three-pointer by Adderton brought Francis Marion within 63-60 with 5:45 left in the game, but Wayne scored seven points in the decisive 14-2 spurt that put Columbus State up 77-62 with 1:56 remaining.  Altogether, CSU outscored the Patriots 25-12 over the final 10 minutes.

Francis Marion shot 40 percent from the floor and made 12-of-14 free throws, while the Cougars connected on 37 percent of their field goal attempts and were 15-of-20 at the stripe.

 

12/19/18 11:00 a.m. at Columbus, Ga. (Lumpkin Center)
COLUMBUS STATE 78, FRANCIS MARION 64
FRANCIS MARION (4-3; 1-2 (PBC))
Shaunice Fulmore 6-11 6-8 18; Briana Burgins 6-13 3-3 15; Kiana Adderton
4-10 2-2 12; Zaria Woods 4-7 0-0 8; Abigail Bullock 2-11 1-1 6; Camryn
Johnson 1-2 0-0 3; Khamele Manning 1-3 0-0 2; Tatyana McClaney 0-3 0-0 0.
Totals 24-60 12-14 64.
COLUMBUS STATE (6-2; 3-1 (PBC))
Tatiana Wayne 9-18 4-5 22; LeeAysia Williamson 6-15 4-4 19; Chrisalyn Boston
5-13 2-3 12; Anna Stewart 4-13 2-2 10; Tatum Jarvis 3-12 1-2 7; Kaihla
Carter 3-3 0-0 6; Eboni Williams 0-4 2-4 2; Taya Gibson 0-0 0-0 0; Kristian
Carter 0-0 0-0 0; Khari Jernigan 0-0 0-0 0; Naomi Holloway 0-0 0-0 0; Saryna
Carpenter 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 30-81 15-20 78.
Francis Marion................   21   13   18   12  -   64
Columbus State................ 19   24   10   25  -   78
3-point goals--Francis Marion 4-18 (Kiana Adderton 2-7; Camryn Johnson 1-2;
Abigail Bullock 1-6; Tatyana McClaney 0-1; Shaunice Fulmore 0-2), Columbus
State 3-18 (LeeAysia Williamson 3-8; Anna Stewart 0-2; Tatum Jarvis 0-4;
Tatiana Wayne 0-4). Fouled out--Francis Marion-Briana Burgins, Columbus
State-None. Rebounds--Francis Marion 39 (Zaria Woods 10), Columbus State 47
(Chrisalyn Boston 14). Assists--Francis Marion 14 (Abigail Bullock 4),
Columbus State 6 (Tatiana Wayne 2). Total fouls--Francis Marion 21, Columbus
State 18. Technical fouls--None. A-174