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Eastern Florida Women Fall 73-42 to St. Petersburg
Jan. 14, 2014 - St. Petersburg College finished the first half with a 20-8 run and held Eastern Florida scoreless for the first 7 minutes and 43 seconds of the second half en route to a 73-42 women's basketball victory at the Melbourne Campus gym on Tuesday.
The loss, Eastern Florida's sixth straight, dropped it to 3-15 overall and 0-4 in the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference. St. Petersburg improved to 11-6 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
Eastern Florida played defending conference champion St. Petersburg close in the opening minutes. It led 12-11 following a Jessica Doyle three-pointer with 10:59 remaining in the first half and tied it at 14-14 on a Rachelle Aupont basket with 9:06 to play before St. Petersburg when on its decisive run to finish the half with a 34-22 lead.
The lead was 50-22 before Eastern Florida scored in the second half.
Doyle finished with 14 points — 12 on three-pointers — to lead Eastern Florida. Kenyona Armstrong scored 15 for St. Petersburg. Chanice Whitten added 14 and Kimberly Sinisterra 13.
Next up for Eastern Florida is a 2 p.m. Saturday conference match-up at Indian River State in Fort Pierce. Eastern Florida returns home to face first-place Palm Beach State at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.